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About

Pioneer Reality Studio creates engaging experiences using cutting-edge technologies. We put an emphasis on concept development, experimentation, and iterative practices. While exploring the potential of existing technologies, we keep the future in sight, on the lookout for upcoming technical advances.

Sofie Hodara

Sofie Hodara is a multimedia artist, designer, and educator. Her work explores the intersection between traditional and cutting-edge media in order to create beautiful, non-utilitarian experiences with technology. She is a member artist at Bromfield Gallery and frequent collaborator with colleague and friend, Martha Rettig. She teaches design at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, SMFA at Tufts University, and Emmanuel College.

Martha Rettig

Martha Rettig is a designer, experimenter, and immersive artist whose work focuses on merging traditional mediums with emerging technologies. Her experience over the past fifteen years crosses many disciplines, including design concept, visual design, interactive design, interface design, data visualization, experience design, and creative direction. She co-founded an interactive design agency, Cykod, in 2006 and helped build over two hundred websites, and apps from the ground up. Martha currently is an Assistant Professor at Massachusetts College of Art + Design teaching in the undergraduate Graphic Design department and the coordinator of the Dynamic Media Institute MFA program.

Learn with Us

We are committed to sharing our knowledge with the expanding community of storytellers and designers. Check out our current teaching schedule below and leave your email to be notified of future workshop dates.

Augmented and Virtual Reality for Designers & Storytellers, Summer 2018 // Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Augment My Type, June 13, 2019 // a workshop for Typographics 2019

Augmented Reality Art Installation, July 13 and 14, 2019 // Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Recent Student Work

Rethink Recycle

An augmented reality workshop and letterpress poster exhibition organized by students of MassArt's Spring 2019 interdisciplinary elective Disobedient Design

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Ghost Memorials

Ceaser Duarte

Boston, Aquarium!

Cailgh Macdonald

Hacking MassArt

Olga Savic

VR Storyboarding

What We're Working On

Selfie

The Pursuit of Happiness

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