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Media Party Africa is hosted by the continent’s largest data journalism and civic technology federation, Code for Africa, in partnership with Hacks/Hackers Africa. Together, we’re gathering some of the world’s most exciting civic technologists, digital journalists and other social justice watchdogs from across the world for three days of workshops and talks.
We have speakers confirmed from Vox, ProPublica, ESPN, Buzzfeed Labs, Quartz, Huffington Post, Zeit Investigativ, Google, Jigsaw, First Draft News, the Gates Foundation, the Mozilla OpenNews Fellowships, and many more, talking everything from drone and sensor journalism, to how they’re pioneering 360˚and VR journalism, investigative technologies, geojournalism, verification, chat apps and the rise of the bots.

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Friday, October 21 • 10:45am - 11:15am
Immersive storytelling with drones, 360 video, and 3D VR

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Drones, 360° video, 3D reconstruction, and 3D virtual reality, are powerful new spatial and immersive storytelling tools that every content producer should consider including in their toolkit. Ben will show examples of work he's done with these tools as the first fellow in BuzzFeed's first Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, and share the readily available hardware and software he uses to produce content quickly, and on a budget!

Speakers
avatar for Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp

Co-founder, Electric South
Co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and mobile storytelling projects across Africa. She is also a Senior Consultant in the Interactive Department at the Tribeca Film Institute where she works at the intersection of storytelling, technology, design and social change. Along with MIT¹s Open DocLab, she leads the Interactive Media Impact Working Group, exploring how emerging media engages... Read More →
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Ben Kreimer

Journalism technologist, BuzzFeed’s Open Lab Fellowship, Drone Journalism Lab
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... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Miller

Johnny Miller

Photographer, Code for Africa
Johnny Miller is a photographer and filmmaker specializing in documentary projects. He is based in Cape Town, South Africa, and has extensive networks and knowledge of contemporary African and world issues. His focus is on the urban, cultural, and social issues facing humanity in a fast-changing world. He has recently received worldwide acclaim for his project “Unequal Scenes”, an exploration of inequality in South Africa via drone... Read More →
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Michael Salzwedel

Co-founder and trainer, Social Weaver
Michael Salzwedel is a co-founder and trainer at Social Weaver, a digital and social media training and storytelling company. He never tires of seeing people have that "wow" moment when they try out a Google Cardboard for the first time, and is interested in popularising the creation and sharing of immersive content experiences


Friday October 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:15am
Main Room

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