google jockey

Staking claim has never been a high priority for me (e.g., Michael Naimark 1980 / Tony Oursler 1996 or Michael Naimark 1984 / Michel Gondry 2005 or Michael Naimark (his SFAI class actually) 1989 / Diller+Scofidio 1995 or Michael Naimark 1995 / Jeffrey Shaw 2000 or), but I think I coined the phrase “Google Jockey.”

It was during my 511 seminar, "Globalism and Interactive Media" on 11/17/04. As I was setting up, and Justin Hall was setting up the back channel, I asked for a “GJ” which I had just made up. Some folks got it. I said I needed a “Google Jockey” because I would be talking about a lot of disparate concepts and events. The motivation was as much slackerness as it was doing something new and useful.

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