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Sarah Hill, StoryUP

Sarah HillAward-winning storyteller Sarah Hill is the CEO and chief storyteller for StoryUP VR, an immersive media company that creates stories to try to shift pro-social emotional states. She holds a provisional patent on immersive story for VR therapy. Hill is a former interactive news anchor for the NBC and CBS affiliates in mid-Missouri. Her team at KOMU-TV pioneered the use of multi-way video chat during a newscast. An alumna of the Missouri School of Journalism and former adjunct faculty, her reporting has taken her team around the globe capturing VR stories about the human spirit in the Amazon, UAE, Congo, Haiti and Zambia. Hill is fascinated with what she calls "Human Media," or the evolution of communication to a three-dimensional world. Virtual and Augmented Realities are two mediums in which Hill likes to create. 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. As chief storyteller at Veterans United Foundation, she told stories about veterans and military families and used Human Media to give a voice to military charities. 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. StoryUP creates content at the intersection of Journalism and Neuroscience. You can read StoryUP's case studies about immersive media and its impact on brain wave patterns for empathy, motivation and mindfulness here: http://www.story-up.com/ Let's StoryUP!



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