I am an American computer programmer and entrepreneur based in New York City.
Here is an awkward interview with me:
I'm currently available for consulting and investment opportunities, and always interested in collaborating on creative projects.
Contact me: @jamiew on Twitter or email "jamie@[[thisdomain]].com"
I was the co-founder and CEO of VHX, a platform for selling movies and TV shows directly to fans. We had the privilege of working with thousands of small businesses as well as well-known artists like Dave Grohl, Kevin Hart, This American Life, Grace Helbig and more. We launched in 2010 and were backed by great investors like Union Square Ventures, Comcast Ventures, Lerer Ventures, Chris Sacca, Alexis Ohanian and more. In 2017 we were acquired by Vimeo, and the product is now known as Vimeo OTT.
After VHX and Vimeo I served as the Chief Product Officer at Kickstarter.
Before that I was the co-founder of Know Your Meme, a community-edited database of Internet culture. We also produced a web show where we would dress up in lab coats and explain the stories behind notable memes. KYM was acquired by the Cheezburger Network in 2011, and remains a popular destination for anyone trying to understand a weird reference. Some of my favorite episodes are embedded below.
In 2010 I won a Primetime Emmy for my work on Star Wars Uncut with Casey Pugh, my co-founder at VHX.
From 2007 to 2016 I was a member of the FAT Lab (Free Art & Technology), a group of artists, hackers, and activists "releasing early, often and w/ rap music."
I contributed to lots of small and large projects, all released as open-source, including Graffiti Markup Language, Google Alarm, Internet Famous Class, occupyinter.net, FuckFlickr, Kanye Rant Detector, and many more.
Here's the crew with the fake Google Street View car we built:
I love open-source software and publish as much code as possible on github.com/jamiew
Here is a list of some projects:
Here are some more lists I'm working on:
Here's some videos I've helped make:
Empire Uncut (2015)
000000book - Graffiti Markup Language database (2010)
Google Alarm (2010)
Meme Breaks (2008)
Obama Wikipedia page edits (2008)
Hard Drive Bombs (2007)
XOXO Festival (2012) - VHX
Vimeo Festival (2011) - "Internet Fame, Easy as 1 2 3"
TEDxSOMA (2010) - Google AlarmInternet Famous Class on NBC (2008)
Animation & art direction by Erica Gorochow:
Animations mostly by Kornhaber Brown with sound design by Mike Rugnetta and Bryan Pugh