Botnik
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AUGMENTED COMEDY COLLECTIVE

 
 

 Part of the Techstars Alexa Accelerator

 
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WHAT IT IS

Botnik is a community of writers, artists and developers building strange things to bring strange joy.

See what we've done so far on twitter.

Inquiries: botnik@botnik.org

 

WHO WE ARE

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JAMIE BREW

Jamie has been writing comedy for his whole adult life, most recently for The Onion and for ClickHole, where he was a founding editor, then head writer. A self-taught Python developer, he designed and built the prototype of the Botnik writer tool.

 
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BOB MANKOFF

Since before Jamie was born, Bob has been doing cartoons. Bob was The Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, where he created The New Yorker Caption Contest, and founded The Cartoon Bank. Since May of 2017, he has been the cartoon and humor editor of Esquire, as well as the unofficial chairman of The Federal Reserve.

 
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ELLE O'BRIEN

Elle became interested in artificial intelligence as a child, when she realized that building robots was easier than socializing with peers. Since elementary school, Elle has gone on to specialize in computational science and the auditory brain with degrees in mathematics and neuroscience. She is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of Washington.

 

 
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JOSEPH PARKER

Joseph is a creative developer with a focus on design tools, games, and experimental input systems. In his free time he enjoys swimming and digital sculpting.