Friday, July 1, 2011

Internet Scientist Jamie Wilkinson (CAS '07) Talks About NYU and Star Wars Uncut

Jamie Wilkinson is an Emmy Award-winning software developer & Internet culture researcher. His work focuses around open-source, pop culture and the propagation of information & ideas online. He is co-creator of the Know Your Meme video series & Internet meme database, selected as one of TIME Magazine's Top 50 websites of 2009, and part of the team behind Star Wars Uncut, a crowdsourced recreation of Star Wars that was awarded an Emmy for Interactive Media in 2010. Wilkinson is also a founding member of the Free Art & Technology (FAT) Lab, an open-source research & development group. Previously Wilkinson taught the "Internet Famous" class in Parsons graduate design & technology program, in which students' grades depend on how much Internet traffic they can generate. Wilkinson's work has been featured in the New York Times, NBC, TIME, CNN, NPR, CurrentTV and on the front page of YouTube.

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*Photo Credit: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid

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