Ben Kreimer

Ben Kreimer is a technologist using emerging media technologies tools to reveal and tell stories, and support mission-driven work. By pursuing enduring applications for novel technologies, including immersive augmented reality and virtual reality, he focuses on democratizing access to hardware and software, including the use of open-source platforms and low-cost hacks and materials. 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. A Forbes 30-Under-30 honoree, Ben was the first research fellow at BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts.

He was the creative technologist for Dr. Ece Erdogmus at the University of Nebraska’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction, and created the VADER-1 platform as detailed in the award-winning NSF proposal, Improving Engineering Student Engagement, Self-Efficacy, Diversity Awareness, and Retention using Visualization and Virtual/Augmented Reality Technologies. Ben has also done projects with Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism, USC Annenberg, The Times of India, Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade innovationXchange, African Wildlife Foundation, Antiochia ad Cragum Archaeological Research Project, the University of Nebraska’s Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts, and Drone Journalism Lab.