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Kel O’Neill
Contributor

Kel O’Neill

Writer

Kel O’Neill and his frequent collaborator Eline Jongsma are Jongsma + O'Neill, a Dutch-American creative team working at the intersection of documentary film, art and technology. Together, they created PBS/POV Digital's Emmy-nominated, Webby-honored interactive documentary Empire (New York Film Festival 2013, IDFA DocLab 2014), and were the winners of the inaugural Tim Hetherington Visionary Award for their virtual reality documentary The Ark (Tribeca Film Festival 2016). Kel speaks frequently about the future of media at events like SXSW, the MIT Hacking Arts Festival, and Magnum’s Photography Expanded Symposium, and works as a journalist and commentator for European and American outlets including Vice, The Correspondent, The Creators Project and PBS.org. Kel is currently a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow and was previously Advisor and Senior Fellow at The Economist Media Lab, where he helped to initiate and launch The Economist's VR app, and was writer and Creative Lead on the magazine's virtual reality documentary Oceans VR Net Positive (New York Film Festival 2016).