UNC Blue Sky Innovations works to create and share novel and immersive storytelling experiences that engage audiences by leveraging new technologies such as artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality with unique, research-based perspectives.
Students and faculty use new technologies and human-centered design concepts to solve challenging problems for media companies. Projects are rooted in scientific and consumer/audience research and leverage collaborations with subject-matter experts across the university such as the School of Medicine and the Computer Science Department as well as multiple industry leaders like Time Magazine and The Washington Post as well as local journalism publishers.
To improve storytelling and education through technological innovation.
To create and share novel and immersive storytelling experiences that engage audiences by leveraging new technologies and unique perspectives. Our use of technology enhances (and does not marginalize or diminish) lives.
Meet Our Team
Our Team is made up of innovators, educators, and students.
The Innovation Fellows work directly, often embedded, with local journalism publications to create sustainable innovations that reach local audiences.