Member profile: Sarah Hill

Sarah Hill is a National Edward R. Murrow and twelve-time Mid-America Emmy award-winning digital storyteller and virtual reality storyteller. Her company, StoryUP, captures reality in virtual reality. Hill recently completed an immersive experience for terminally ill and aging veterans not able to physically travel to see their memorials in Washington, DC with the virtual reality industry on Honor …

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Marie Claire features VR \’female mafia\’

Marie Claire ran an article about virtual reality today, with mentions of both Women in Virtual Reality and WIVR member Resh Sidhu, creative director of virtual reality at Framestore. Media attention to women in this field is always welcome, but this particular article also attracted a number of new members to the organization, both those interested in …

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WiVR in Bust

Women in Virtual Reality was mentioned in an article on Bust this week. Author Daphne Stanford wrote: The media tends to cover VR as though it is just another extension of existing, male-dominated institutions like Wall Street and the tech world. Surprisingly, it’s not; rather, it’s a cutting-edge, exciting point of entry for women interested …

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WiVR co-founder, hypergrid inventor wins $10,000 prize

Hypergrid inventor and OpenSim core developer Crista Lopes, also known as “Diva Canto” in-world, just won the $10,000 prize for software in the public interest from the Tides Foundation, a social justice and sustainability-focused organization. Lopes, who is the first woman to win this award, is also a professor of informatics at the Donald Bren School of …

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WiVR\’s Amsterdam uses virtual environment for health education video

Founding member of the WiVR and CEO of Machinima Studio Pooky Amsterdam recently created an informational video for HealthlinkNY.  The video, titled Consent and the HIE, defines concisely what The Health and Information Exchange is to the viewer.  The video also stresses the importance for doctors to have the ability to access vital medical history and …

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How to sell virtual reality to enterprises

  3D ICC CEO Julie LeMoine presented on the topic \”Virtual Reality in the Enterprise\” today at the OpenSim Community Conference. The full video of her speech will be up soon, but meanwhile she has shared her slides here: Download PDF: VR for Enterprise – LeMoine OSCC 2014