About Ben

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Ben Kreimer is a journalism technologist and the beta fellow for BuzzFeed’s Open Lab Fellowship. He’s also an adviser with the Drone Journalism Lab and Kenya based African SkyCAM.

Kreimer explores the use of drones and open-source hardware sensor platforms as new tools for gathering data and telling stories. His drone work focuses on exposing and telling stories in new ways through the unique perspectives and visual experiences that only drones can provide. Recently he has been using drones and aerial imagery to turn real world landscapes and structures into immersive three-dimensional environments for publishing and sharing online.

Kreimer has worked with academic institutions and media organizations including Columbia’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda (India), the University of Central Lancashire’s Media Innovation Studio and Civic Drone Centre (U.K.), CCTV Africa, the Times of India, VICE News, The Star (Kenya), the African Wildlife Foundation, Kenya Tourism Board, and the Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project in Turkey.

Ben has presented on his drone and sensor journalism work at universities, Hacks/Hackers meetings and conferences in India, Germany, Switzerland, South Africa, Kenya, the U.K., the Netherlands, and U.S.  For presentation, collaboration, and other inquiries, write to:
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Upcoming Presentations:
-Code for Africa’s Drone Camp – Cape Town, July 14th (Drone and 360 Video/VR Journalism)

-Media Party Africa – Fall 2016 (Drone and 360 Video/VR Journalism)

-NxtMedia Conference -Trondheim, Norway, November 16th (Drone and 360 Video/VR Journalism)

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