Chris Baker

Chris Baker

I make ads, videos, games, and other things on the internet that people like to talk about. So far I’ve brought down The NSA, turned the news into games, trolled Kim Kardashian, fixed Facebook, helped friends avoid each other, and more. My work has continuously appeared in every format in both the popular and alternative press, except for The Economist.

I haven’t had shit in The Economist.

The GOP Arcade

About the project

An experiment in lightweight games that function as social and political commentary.

Play along at GOP Arcade

Notes

Created in collaboration with
Mike Lacher and Brian Moore

Lightyear.fm

About the project

A website that shows you how far music has traveled through space. Built in html + three.js. Featuring over 600 stars, and 1000 Billboard top hits dating back to 1906.

lightyear.fm

Notes

2016 Webby Award nominee (and loser) in Science.

Created in collaboration with
Mike Lacher, Brian Moore, and Mika Chernov

Drunk Shopping

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Buy dope shit when you're hammered.

drrrunkshopping.com

NOTES

Created in collaboration with
Mike Lacher and Tiger Wang

Unbaby.me

About the project

Unbaby.me was a browser extension that removed baby pictures from your Facebook Newsfeed by replacing them with something better, like cats. Unbaby.me received tens of thousands of likes in its first hour on the web, and quickly became a news sensation around the world.

Use this and add keywords

Notes

Winner of the 2013 Webby Award in Online Innovation.

Created in collaboration with
Pete Marquis and Yvonne Cheng

Operation Troll The NSA

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Wherein we attempt to jam up NSA's scanning apparatus by collectively sending a terror-keyword-filled letter to a friend by email or phone.

Troll The NSA

NOTES

Created in collaboration with
Richard Baker (yep, my Dad) and Mike Lacher

Seeing Eye People

ABOUT THE PROJECT

An attempt to solve what is perhaps the most pressing first world problem of any major city, hiking trail, or mountainous region.

NOTES

A Buzzfeed & ImprovEverywhere collaboration.

The Elements of F*cking Style

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ABOUT THE PROJECT

After the breakout success of The Fucking Word of the Day, I had the opportunity to pitch book ideas to publishers. The first thought: update the classic and drier than hell The Elements of Style for a more contemporary student—like the kind who write Youtube comments.

Buy it on Amazon

NOTES

Published by St. Martin's Press.
Over 30k copies in print.

Sold wherever books are still sold.

Created in collaboration with my cousin, Jake Hansen.

The World’s Most Exclusive Website

ABOUT THE PROJECT

A website that only lets important people in. Some notables who got through the front door: Jerry Bruckheimer, Ryan Seacrest, and Kim Kardashian.

theworldsmostexclusivewebsite.com

NOTES

342 verified accounts logged in and counting.

Created in collaboration with
Jeff Greenspan, Doug Loffredo
and Mike Lacher

Cloak

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Cloak scrapes your social networks to let you know where all your friends, "friends," and nonfriends are at all times so you never have to run into that special someone. Think of it as the antisocial network.

Cloak was sold in 2015

NOTES

Created with Brian Moore

The blink-182 Film Festival You Didn’t Know You Entered

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We used Google’s ContentID technology to search YouTube for every instance of fans using blink-182 songs in their videos without permission. But instead of removing the content for breaching copyright, we rewarded them by using the footage in blink's latest music video—without telling them first.

NOTES

Made with BBDO and AT&T.

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