Virgil Griffith

Programmer, Website Owner

1983 –

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Who is Virgil Griffith?

Virgil Griffith, also known as Romanpoet, is an American software application writer, known for his creation of WikiScanner and the lawsuits filed against him by Blackboard Inc. in 2003. He has published papers on artificial life and integrated information theory. In developing WikiScanner Griffith described his mission as "to create minor public-relations disasters for companies and organizations I dislike." In 2013, he appeared on King of the Nerds, a competition series airing on TBS.

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Born
Mar 6, 1983
Birmingham
Also known as
  • Romanpoet
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Alabama School of Mathematics and Science
    ( - 2002/06)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Alabama
    Cognitive science
    ( - 2007)
  • California Institute of Technology
Lived in
  • Mobile
  • Tuscaloosa
  • Pasadena

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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