Lose yourself in the Redwood Forest with Wol, your friendly AI guide.

Wol is a cutting-edge augmented reality experience, bringing Wol’s own characterful perspective to differentiated learning through an immersive Meta Quest Pro or on your mobile device. Powered by AI but driven by you, a conversation with Wol explores unique new learning pathways every time.

Produced as a collaboration between Liquid City, Niantic, 8th Wall, Inworld and Meta, the project is built on Inworld’s powerful conversational AI models and leverages 8th Wall’s webAR capabilities to provide smooth deployment to device via browser.

  • Jasper Stevens
  • Keiichi Matsuda
    Overbeast, Merger, HYPER-REALITY
  • Waiming Wee
  • Anna Mill
    Art Director
  • Shaun McCallum
    Lead Developer
  • Rafe Johnson
    Technical Artist
  • Liquid City
    Key Collaborators
  • Niantic
    Key Collaborators
  • 8th Wall
    Key Collaborators
  • Inworld
    Key Collaborators
  • Skillbard
    Key Collaborators
  • Julia Pryde Thomson
  • Rebecca Mock
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
  • Variable Runtime Details:
    Average runtime experience is 5 mins but visitors may have a longer conversation with Wol as it is a non-scripted experience (except the Redwood forest knowledge).
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
  • AWE USA 2023
    Santa Clara
    United States
    June 1, 2023
    International Premiere
Director Biography - Jasper Stevens, Keiichi Matsuda

Jasper is a spatial designer whose previous work has included augmented reality and spatial input at Facebook, and design research at Leap Motion.

Independent projects have explored experimental film-making and architectural installations.


Keiichi combines concept film-making and interaction design to critcally explore the future of everyday life.

His work has been widely exhibited, from the MoMA to the V&A, as well as attaining viral success online, particularly with his films HYPER-REALITY and MERGER.

He has held positions as Leap Motion's VP design and led the Mixed Reality experience design team at Microsoft.

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Director Statement

AI opens up new possibilities for personalised learning. Wol adapts to you, and will respond to any question, whether you are a total novice, or an expert in the field.

XR and AI can combine to make delightful and memorable experiences that are extremely simple to use. We believe that AI agents like Wol will become our partners in learning, playing, planning, creating and connecting.