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Ahmed Kabil


Ahmed Kabil is a writer and multimedia journalist. He joined Long Now as an editor in January 02017 after being a Long Now volunteer for years.

Most recently, he helped launch the history media company Timeline, serving as its founding staff writer and Head of Video. Prior to Timeline, Ahmed focused on advancing remix culture on the web through various interactive media projects, helping launch the award-winning Zeega platform and co-creating GoPop, an app for visual conversation acquired by BuzzFeed.

He’s produced content for NowThis News, Fusion, McSweeney’s, and Paul Salopek’s Out of Eden Walk, among others. His media projects have been shown at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, performed at the Tribeca Film Institute, and featured in the Atlantic, NiemanLab, Huffington Post, the Daily Mail and more. He has spoken on interactive media at Harvard, MIT and UC Berkeley.

Ahmed earned a degree in History from Reed College in 02011, where his senior thesis in part explored Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand’s cultural interventions around the image of the Earth viewed from space. He later adapted his written thesis into an interactive web documentary as a research fellow at metaLAB (at) Harvard.

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