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Playlist: Andrew Davis's Portfolio

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Internet Memes Explained:Keyboard Cat and Bub Rub

From Andrew Davis | 06:01

Exploring internet memes with Jamie Wilkinson from Know Your Meme — what are they? how do they develop?

Picture_4_small Internet meme's spread like wildfire. Jamie Wilkinson is an internet scientist at Rocketboom in Connecticut and researches internet culture. KnowYourMeme.com helps explain internet meme's as they've evolved from the beginning.

Viral videos, LOL Cats, Whistle Tips are all examples of internet memes. In this segment Jim Cosco explores how internet meme's evolve and spread.

Matisyahu on the World's Stage

From Andrew Davis | 07:56

Matisyahu, a Hasidic Jew from White Plains, New York has built personal relationships online that have propelled him all the way to the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada.

Matisyahu_small Matisyahu has used an online strategy to build real relationships as he tours across the country meeting fans. Sure, he uses Twitter and Facebook, but he also broadcasts live from his cell phone, he hosts a live chat each and every Thursday and he even finds photographers for some of his shows using Flickr.

Matisyahu has built a really diverse following online with weekly tour videos and it's going so well he's finding himself as part of the Olympic promotional engine for NBC.

The Evolution of the Mash-Up

From Andrew Davis | 07:44

Mash-ups (creating new art works from existing creative pieces) have been around for at least two decades, but the digital universe has helped this medium evolve rapidly. Andrew Davis explores the evolution of the Mash-up.

Picture_5_small At music venues and night clubs around the world, disc jockey's are giving way to a new brand of music performance artist. Mash-up artists (formerly known as DJ's) use a mixer and at least two music sources to create something entirely knew... a mash-up experience.

Andrew Davis explores the world of Mash-ups and their digital evolution.

This segment features interviews with:

Chris Menning from KnowYourMeme.com
Brad Schwarzenbach, Digital Content Strategist from Tippingpoint Labs

Innovative work from mash-up artist Kutiman is featured and can be seen at Thru-You.com

Bring on the Bling! - A reality TV series and the business that's booming because of it.

From Andrew Davis | Part of the Claim Your Fame series | 07:39

Turn on the television at any hour, and you're bound to find a reality television show on. Many of these shows feature businesses - there are shows about guys who restore cars, shows about people who run antique stores and pawn shops. We started to wonder what happens when a reality television show features your business so we sought out the Queen of Bling - Sondra Celli.

Sondra's been designing women's wear for years, but a few years ago she became a regular guest on a TLC reality television series called My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.

Diane Toomey went to visit Sondra's studio to learn how the TLC show has affected her business.

Sondra_discusses_design_w_carol_small Sondra Celli comes from a family of dress designers, but mega-success didn't come until a few years ago when an English reality television production company discovered her on Facebook.

A creative community that started with a little notebook.

From Unthinkable.fm | Part of the Slingshots series | 06:29

Scott Belsky started Behance in 2005. Today, it's a massive digital community of creative people. But it all started with a little notebook.

Prx_image_240_x_240_small Scott Belsky designed a little notebook called the Action Pad designed to empower creative people. This little side project turned into one of the world's largest online communities for creative people.