360° video is the future of journalism. Don’t get left behind

How the Hacks/Hackers Nairobi community took a step into the virtual world of storytelling.

Soila Kenya
Dec 7, 2017 · 6 min read
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Live feed from a 360° camera during #HHNBO

When should you use 360° video?

Just like any other storytelling tool, 360° video is not for all situations. So how do you know when to use it?

I’m interested in immersing the viewer in 3D spaces where you can fly, walk or swim in a particular location.

Ben Kreimer

Drones, 3D and Virtual Reality

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VR at #HHNBO

Open-source software

Here’s a list of apps that can help you use virtual reality tools on your smartphone or computer.

Less thinking, more making, more doing.

Ben Kreimer

A big thank you to Ben Kreimer, Lakshmi Sarah and Trevor Snapp for leading this immersive and engaging session. We also thank the #HHNBO community for their participation.


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Hacks/Hackers Africa

Journalism x Technology.

Soila Kenya

Written by

Data Journalist, Comms, ex-@codeforafrica, Former Head of Press @subsaharanmun, Written for @TheStarKenya + @PesaCheck + @SheLeadsAfrica

Hacks/Hackers Africa

Journalism x Technology. The umbrella group for African chapters of Hacks/Hackers, where civic tech pioneers play with ways to rewire the media.

Soila Kenya

Written by

Data Journalist, Comms, ex-@codeforafrica, Former Head of Press @subsaharanmun, Written for @TheStarKenya + @PesaCheck + @SheLeadsAfrica

Hacks/Hackers Africa

Journalism x Technology. The umbrella group for African chapters of Hacks/Hackers, where civic tech pioneers play with ways to rewire the media.

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