The Data Standard
What do space, art, and virtual reality have in common? In two words: Sasha Samochina. In this episode, guest Sasha Samochina sits down with TDS to discuss Data visualization in the immersive space. You’ll hear about Sasha’s last-minute choice to go to art school and the lightbulb moment that led her to merge her love of art and science.
Meet The Host
Data scientist at The Data Standard
Catherine Tao is a tech enthusiast looking for new methods for building connections with businesses around the world. Her extensive knowledge of data science allowed her to develop new solutions and implement them into existing ecosystems. She is currently working as a Data scientist and Exclusive Podcast Producer at The Data Standard.
Meet The Guest
Director of Labs at Moving Brands
Sasha Samochina (sam-ocean-uh) is an award-winning creative technologist. She joined the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory team after working in New York in video and web development and in Chicago, where she was a Media Producer at The Field Museum of Natural History. After dreaming up content for JPL's Communications department, she began to explore the world of 360 videos and Cross Reality (XR). Through Sasha's visualization skills, she pioneered the first-ever 360° video release on NASA's social media. Currently, Sasha is the Director of Labs at Moving Brands, where she uses her experience in immersive and interactive design and development to try and solve problems in XR that can be sustainable, accessible, and educational. Sasha has dedicated herself to creating experiences that incorporate innovative forms of visualization that aid people in transforming how they see their process and the world around them. In addition, she leverages that same experiential knowledge to educate and inspire the public to engage in STEAM. She loves all things digital, animal, sound-emitting, cosmic, and views the world through XR-colored glasses.