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David Gochfeld


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Research interests

XR for live performance and theatre; performance capture; spatial computing; immersive theatre; interactive narrative


David is an award-winning XR creator, crafting interactive narrative experiences at the intersection of the real and virtual, blending traditional theatrical techniques and cutting edge immersive technology. His pioneering work with live performance in virtual reality has appeared at festivals and conferences worldwide, including Tribeca, Venice, Siggraph, SXSW, and the Future of Storytelling. He won an Emmy for his work on Zero Days VR. An experienced theatre actor and director, David has devised and performed works internationally. He trained at the prestigious Jacques LeCoq school in Paris and is a member of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.  He holds a Master’s from New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program, where his thesis research investigated comedy in VR.  Before coming to York, he taught programming and VR development in the Department of Computer Science at New York University.  At XR Stories he is researching the use of XR technologies for theatre and live performance, while continuing to develop his creative practice.