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Independent Storytelling Technologist
Ben Kreimer is a technologist using emerging and emerged media technologies tools to reveal content, tell stories and support mission-driven work. By pursuing enduring applications for novel technologies, he focuses on democratizing access to hardware and software, including the use of open-source platforms and low-cost hacks and materials. A 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Media honoree, Ben collaborates with journalists, scholars, students, artists, and mission-driven organizations and businesses, demonstrating and advising on how to leverage technologies as tools to tell stories, solve problems, and amplify their work.
Ben was the first research fellow at BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, and he is currently the technologist-in-residence at the University of Nebraska’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts. Ben has also worked with Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, USC Annenberg, The Times of India, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange, USA Today Network, CCTV Africa, African Wildlife Foundation, Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project, the Drone Journalism Lab, IEEE, and ONA/Journalism 360, among others. National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, the Washington Post, and other media outlets have covered his work.