Paul M. Davis tells stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect.
I currently work with a number of organizations, including Pivotal, Code for America, HATCH: Inspired Social Change, and Howlround: A Center for the Theater Commons. Previously I edited Shareable Magazine, and served as Content Manager and Strategist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
My writing has appeared in publications such as GOOD, Utne Reader, the AV Club, and the SF Weekly. I also blog about art, data, and civil society at Cohere, and build stuff like Bower Collective and Cryptid Planet!.
Austin via Chicago via Santa Cruz. Irascible but empathetic.
A new podcast from Leland Cheuk and myself, in which we discuss films, TV, books, comedy, culture, technology, and the decline of civilization. In the first episode we discuss HER, visions of artificial intelligence both real and fictional, foul-mouthed chatbots, and more.
Filtering the crap out has become a part-time job, a constant process of increasing ones’ literacy of a language and discourse that is constantly, simultaneously, evolving and devolving.
A SXSW Interactive 2014 panel organized by Emily Wright and myself, featuring Jake Levitas and Shannon Spanhake of the City of San Francisco's Innovation Office. Civic technologists, engaged artists, and makers are doing amazing things in their own silos. This panel will ask and imagine what can happen when these neighbors and creators step out of their spaces and collaborate?
An interactive map of the mysterious and mythical beasts reputed to exist around the world.