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Kathleen Wilson

Adjunct, Class of
http://www.rikaroo.com

Kathleen Wilson

Courses Taught: Thesis
Thesis Seminar

Kathleen Wilson has a diverse background in strategic design and creative management, designing and developing new forms of digital interfaces, experiences, content, products, brands and businesses. She is the co-founder of Rikaroo, a film collective that focuses on hard-to-find films, emerging forms of storytelling and digital distribution and connects independent filmmakers with their film-loving fans. Previously, she was founding partner, Corporate V.P/Creative Director of Viacom Interactive in NYC working with Viacom divisions (Blockbuster, CBS, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Noggin, Paramount TV & Film, Showtime, Sundance Channel, VHI) to develop new content and brands for emerging online and mobile platforms. She was founding partner/Executive Producer at Paramount’s Media Kitchen in Palo Alto, CA, experimenting with tech companies to design and develop interactive books and interactive TV and film projects with Madison Garden, Simon & Schuster and Paramount film, TV and park properties; co-designer of SIMTOWN for Maxis/EA; Design Director at NYC’s Museum of Modern Art for the interactive digital MUSEUM VISITOR’S PROJECT; and the Multimedia Director, Producer/Designer at Bank Street’s Center for Children and Technology where she spearheaded the PALENQUE digital video interactive, virtual travel R&D project funded by RCA/GE/Intel. Kathleen has consulted with a range of companies, spoken at numerous conferences, served as a judge at digital media festivals and tries her hand at writing for children in her spare time. She has a B.A. from Middlebury College, an MBA from LSE-London/HEC-Paris/NYU-Stern (TRIUM), an MFA from VT College of Fine Arts, and a Doctorate from Harvard University.