Learn about AncestoriesXR
I am Retha Hill (she/her), cofounder of AncestoriesXR. I have been a journalist since I was 16 and have worked for some of the biggest names in news and entertainment: The Detroit Free Press, The Charlotte Observer, and The Washington Post. Furthermore, I was a founding editor of Washingtonpost.com. I was the founding content vice president of BET.com. I am a professor of immersive media at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. Furthermore, I came up with the idea of AncestoriesXR after a breakthrough in my genealogy research and wanted a better way of highlighting that history beyond family trees.
ART, MEDIA, AND CODING
My name is José Tijerín, and I'm a 2D and 3D digital artist living in Spain. My pronouns are He/Him and, besides making cinematic videos and 3D models for AncestoriesXR, I work on creating video games like "Dear Althea" on Steam. You can see a sample of my work at:
My name is H. D. Harris, a freelance artist located in Michigan, US. My pronouns are they/them. I am a self-taught multidisciplinary artist with experience and skills in writing, character design, comics, 3D art, and illustration. I have spent 10+ years honing and expanding my skillet, and have worked on a variety of projects, both personal and for others. I am known for quick turnarounds and high adaptability to given challenges, as well as an ability to mesh with a given creative team or partnership.
I’m a content creator with five years of experience producing content about sports, music, lifestyle, and fashion. Along with my work as a content creator, I have worked in the influencer marketing industry, building multiple social media platforms. I’ve developed expertise in email marketing, paid social campaign management, and social media management. I am fascinated by the world of mixed reality. AncestoriesXR is creating a unique experience in this new world, and I am excited to travel back in time.