Immersive media entrepreneur at the intersection of XR, VR, BCI, neurofeedback, story, and wellness. National Edward R. Murrow, NAB Service to America and 12 time mid-America Emmy award-winning storyteller. Sarah is the CEO & Chief Storyteller for StoryUP XR. An alum of the Missouri School of Journalism and former adjunct faculty, Sarah's reporting has taken her team around the globe capturing VR stories about the human spirit in the Amazon, UAE, Congo, Haiti and Zambia. Sarah is fascinated with what she calls "Human Media", and how a user's neuro and biometrics can be incorporated into immersive story. StoryUP's roots are in virtual travel for Veterans. In 2015, Sarah built a program called "Honor Everywhere", that uses Virtual Reality to allow aging World War II Veterans the opportunity to see their WWII memorial. Sarah is a former interactive news anchor for the NBC & CBS affiliates in mid-Missouri. Her team at KOMU-TV pioneered the use of multi-way video chat during a newscast. She's covered the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia and produced documentaries in Vietnam and Guatemala on the world's mobility problem. Most recently, her team produced VR documentaries from the Amazon and eastern Congo about energy poverty. You can read StoryUP's case studies about immersive media and its impact on brain wave patterns for empathy, motivation, mindfulness, and positivity here:
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