Ben Kreimer will be speaking about drone journalism at the 2015 APPM Conference at Stanford University on Saturday, October 17.
Drones have earned a reputation for their aerial imaging and videography capabilities, offering reporters a powerful and compelling new perspective for visual storytelling. However, today, drones can also provide imagery for turning real world landscapes and structures into immersive, annotated, 3-D video game-like environments that can embed directly into webpages and social media – allowing the audience new immersive experiences.
Ben is a journalism technologist and international drone journalism adventurer. He is the beta fellow for BuzzFeed’s Open Lab fellowship, and technologist and adviser for the Drone Journalism Lab and Kenya based African SkyCAM. Ben 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 landscapes and structures into immersive three-dimensional environments for publishing and sharing online.