The Staff


Don-caldwell

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Don Caldwell

Editor-in-Chief

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since July 9th, 2010


Don Caldwell is a journalist and consultant with long-standing interests in fringe politics, new media, internet culture and evolutionary theory. His work has appeared on Vice, What's Trending and CBS News.

At one point, Don was the top Google Image search result for "dank memes."

Adam-downer

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Adam Downer

Senior Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since July 18th, 2016


Adam is a journalist, critic, and the reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Champion of Know Your Meme. He has written for several music blogs and has sincerely argued on numerous occasions that vaporwave is the most important music genre of the 21st century. You can find him in the Know Your Meme office listening to Babymetal and Sugar Ray's Greatest Hits. Please don't tap on his shoulder if his headphones are on, as he is very easily spooked.

You can yell at him on Twitter @AdamEDowner.

Philipp-kachalin

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Philipp Kachalin

Senior Editor

Tbilisi, Georgia

Staff since November 29th, 2018


Philipp is an editor, researcher and cringe connoisseur at Know Your Meme. He has written about internet culture and all things pop for Medialeaks and Memepedia, and now dedicates himself to making sure no link of meme evolution goes missing while archiving the choicest memes from all the corners of the web others dare not visit. You can find him trying to keep up with the kids on Twitter at @2cupsofdepresso.

Zach-sweat

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Zach Sweat

Managing Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since January 20th, 2020


Zach is an experienced editor, writer, photographer and memenator at Know Your Meme. He's been a journalist for several years, working to share stories, make people think, discover new and enjoyable pursuits, and connect with one another. He has worked with publications such as Lifewire (Dotdash), IGN Entertainment, Void Magazine, the Florida Times-Union, Comedy.com and Whalebone Magazine.

Phillip-hamilton

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Phillip Hamilton

Associate Editor

Brooklyn, New York

Staff since September 17th, 2020


Phillip Hamilton is an editor at Know Your Meme and Director of Writing at Meme Insider Magazine. He is dedicated to researching and reporting on meme culture, previously writing for Cowbelly Studios, and acting as a contributing writer for MemeMarketing.org.

You can tweet spicy Shrek memes at him on Twitter @izpeeham.

Brandon-wink

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Brandon Wink

Associate Editor

Interwebs

Staff since April 8th, 2021


Brandon is an expert in obscure memes and how meme culture has evolved over the years. As a meme stock market developer and Editor-In-Chief of Meme Insider, his insights and projects have been quoted in Vice's Motherboard, The Washington Post, Le Monde, CNET, The Atlantic, Urban Dictionary and a cease and desist by NASDAQ, Inc. You can find him either vehemently defending Hideo Kojima online or watching people be garbage to each other on Twitter. His specialties include scathing reviews of attempts to abuse meme culture, as well as breaking things down into easy to understand metaphors.

Owen-carry

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Owen Carry

Associate Editor

New York

Staff since September 1st, 2021


Owen Carry is a writer, editor and trendspotter for Know Your Meme and Meme Insider Magazine, which means he’s usually on his phone but getting paid for it. Increasingly online and highly motivated, Owen has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times and The Daily Dot, among other publications. You can find him making memes in Central Park or spamming Instagram in the office. Visit him on his website (owencarry.com) or on Twitter (@wenswords).

Aidan-walker

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Aidan Walker

Meme Insider Contributor

O N L I N E

Staff since January 10th, 2022


Aidan Walker is a writer and editor at Know Your Meme. He has done research work on the history of early web art with the Electronic Literature Lab, and co-authored Rebooting Electronic Literature, Volume 4. He writes hypertext poems at wordways.us and follows meme news for this website.

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