Lakshmi Sarah is a journalist, educator, and author with a focus on immigration, migration, identity, and the arts. She has produced content for newspapers, radio, and magazines including AJ+, KQED, Die Zeit Online, and The New York Times. She was an Oculus Launch Pad grant recipient and member of YouTube’s VR Creator Lab in Los Angeles. She has presented for the Online News Association, SXSW and BinderCon since co-founding Tiny World Productions, an innovative immersive journalism studio. As an educator, she developed curriculum and trainings on immersive storytelling skills and teaches in the U.S., India and around the world. As a summer lecturer for the UC Berkeley minor program and Berkeley’s Advanced Media Institute, she often teaches courses on multimedia and virtual reality. Her teaching and reporting have brought her to Hamburg, Germany as a Fulbright Fellow and Berlin as a Arthur F. Burns Fellow with Die Zeit Online. She is a graduate of Pitzer College and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and divides her time between Berkeley, Berlin and southern India. “Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality,” a book she co-wrote with Melissa Bosworth, published in 2018.
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2019 - A New Dimension: The Radical Power of Virtual Reality Storytelling