Jamie Wilkinson

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Jamie “Dubs” Wilkinson is an internet culture researcher and software engineer.[1] Wilkinson started Know Your Meme, a database of viral internet memes whilst working at Rocketboom in New York City.

In addition to his online video work, Wilkinson taught an “Internet Famous” class at Parsons graduate Design & Technology Program that examined internet attention, specifically how it could be manipulated and aggregated via different strategies.[2] Students’ grades were determined solely based on their ability to garner online attention in the form of web page views, video views, Twitter followers, and “favorites.”[3]

In August, 2010 Jamie won an Emmy for "Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media - Fiction"[4] for his work in collaborating with Casey Pugh, Annelise Pruitt and Chad Pugh on Star Wars Uncut, a web-based platform and community where users can recreate their favorite scenes from Star Wars.

Jamie is also a virtual research fellow of the Free Art and Technology Lab and co-founded video sharing and payment platform VHX.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 140 Proof, About the 140 Proof team
  2. ^ Bennet, Jessica (2009-08-12), "Get Famous! Right Now! Do It Online!", Newsweek magazine, retrieved 2010-07-13 
  3. ^ Snyder, S. James (2007-12-20), "Googling for Your Grade", Time Magazine, retrieved 2010-07-13 
  4. ^ "2010 Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations". 2010-07-06. Retrieved 2010-07-13. 
  5. ^ "BITS; A Festival Of Creativity". 2012-09-24. Retrieved 2013-02-23. 

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