Viharo has multiple domain-expertise in the intersections of media and technology, being the designer and architect for PiP, Aiki Wiki, CopyCake, BAE, and Studio Novitá. Since 2013 Viharo has been funded to design and build solutions engineering projects in various media/technology marketplaces.
Beginning his career pathway in the 90s as a GenX entrepreneur, Viharo began as a music producer and composer and digital filmmaker. Both an EMI recording artist as well as an award winning filmmaker, Viharo left the life of an artist and began developing and innovating new digital media in 2005 with Anonymous Content and by 2007 was innovating the new field of “viral marketing”. By 2010, Viharo was running some of the largest early social media campaigns in the world, including over five SuperBowl campaigns, for some of the largest brands and agencies in the world. He sold his first company, MediaSocial, in 2011.
In 2011, Viharo along with partner Maf Lewis hosted a TEDx talk about the “meme” Google Consciousness, exploring social media as a new type of governance system––”Google Consciousness” was number 1 most popular TEDx talk in the world for over six months.
In 2003, Viharo began to explore online discussions as a new form of media, and over the course of 20 years developed what is now known as 9×3 Narrative Logic, the foundation for Aiki Wiki, an online platform for consensus building.
An innovative application of Game Theory and Psychology, 9×3 Narrative Logic reflects the multi disciplinary approach to Viharo’s designs.
Consuming years of research, Viharo began a case study into Wikipedia’s governance system in 2013 while intentionally participating in two “wiki wars” on the encyclopedia which detail how the breakdown in Wiki governance occurs and designing solutions for governance systems in Aiki Wiki.
There are some misconceptions published about Viharo on the internet.
Most of these misconceptions are published on RationalWiki directly in response to Viharo’s case study on Wikipedia’s governance.
RationalWiki, along with Wikipedia and various MediaWiki platforms was discovered to be hosting a “troll farm” operated by a team of Wikipedia editors and in response, Wikipedia editors began to publish attack articles on Viharo on the RationalWiki platform in attempts to discredit the study. Viharo detailed each historical instance of targeted harassment and detailed his interactions with these troll farms in his blog, Wikipedia, We Have a Problem, from 2013-2019. The RationalWiki article on Viharo acts as an historical relic which demonstrates how easily MediaWiki’s are abused, gamed and leveraged in the little known phenomenon of “Wiki Wars” occurring on Wikipedia.