Jamie Fenton

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Jamie Faye Fenton (born Jay Fenton) is a game programmer best known for the 1981 hit arcade game Gorf.[1][2] In 1978, Jamie created an early example of glitch art entitled Digital TV Dinner[3]

Jamie has been active in the transgender community and transitioned from male to female around 1998.[1] Fenton was drawn to computer technology while in school because its highly predictable nature appealed to her and it provided a haven from being picked on by other students.[1]

She is also one of the creators of MacroMind's VideoWorks software (since renamed Macromedia Director).

Fenton's works[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Newitz, Annalee (2001). "Secrets of Ms. Gorf". Metro Silicon Valley. Retrieved 2010-11-14.
  2. ^ Classic Videogame Hardware Genius Guide
  3. ^ Betancourt, Michael. (2015) The Invention of Glitch Video: Digital TV Dinner (1978) (preview)

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