Rolando Masís
Co-Founder xrmasiso

Rolando Masís-Obando is a PhD candidate of Computational Neuroscience at Princeton University. Scientifically, he is interested in how contexts (like those in VR/AR) shape the way we think and remember our day-to-day experiences. He has scanned dozens of people’s brains (and effectively read their minds) to further understand how the brain represents spaces and concepts. Given the intersection of AR/VR with neuroscience, Rolando’s recent interests revolve around how we can shape a future internet to be more human-centered and grounded under ethical principles. He recently directed a cinematic educational video on the history of the Metaverse and its ongoing issues with privacy and agency. The video can be found here:

Rolando graduated from Yale University with a focus on Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. During his studies co-founded Shuflix with his brothers, the largest activity search engine (at the time), to help people interact with their environment in a playful alternative way while helping small businesses get more exposure. Since then, he has also co-founded PhDx, a platform to help incoming PhD students with guides and insider knowledge of the unspoken rules in academia. 

In his free time, Rolando is a filmmaker, composes for films, creates augmented reality tutorials for his YouTube channel, and does pro-bono marketing consulting for personal brands and small businesses.


Jun 2

01:00 PM - 01:55 PM


"MetaTr@versal: A Day in the Life" | A Play About Humanity in the Metaverse!

Christi Fenison | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Austin Cause Caine | Cause + Christi: Immersive XR Design

Ben Erwin | The Polys - WebXR Awards

Jacquelyn Morie | All These Worlds, LLC

Karen Alexander | XR Women

Julie Smithson | MetaVRse

Alan Smithson | MetaVRse

Sophia Moshasha | VR/AR Association

Dulce Baerga | Dulce Dotcom

Daniel Dyboski-Bryant | Virtual World Society

Ali Daniali | HRVSTS

Evo Heyning | Realitycraft

Damon Hernandez | Mixx Reality

Rolando Masís | xrmasiso

Neil Trevett | Khronos Group

Dulce Baerga | Dulce Dotcom

Christopher Lafayette | GatherVerse

Ali Daniali | HRVSTS

Terry Schussler | Deutsche Telekom AG