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Paul M. Davis
Works at One Em Press
Attended University of California, Santa Cruz
Lives in Austin, TX
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Dental update: The pain and inflammation persists, and according to my dental surgeon this will continue for another 1-2 weeks. Still, it feels great to be on the road to recovery. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the fundraiser, we're got less than $500 to go to reach our goal! Please spread the word, and if you haven't had a chance to donate, please do and help us hit $8000! http://www.gofundme.com/lkin48
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Returning from radio silence with a dental surgery update! Procedure on Thursday went well, and since then I've been resting a lot, giving my body time to recover, and getting used to the strangeness of a new mouth. Been pretty inflamed since Saturday, but the pain and discomfort are improving every day. Thanks to you all for your love, support and contributions — we're at $7385 towards our $8000 goal! For folks who haven't already donated, please consider doing so — any amount will have a significant impact on our lives. For those who have already donated, please keep spreading the word!
If there was an encyclopedia entry for “stereotypically British teeth,” I could be the model. Dental pain and surgery has characterized most of my adult life — whereas some people may have a couple cavities filled during their lives or possibly one dreaded root canal, I’ve dealt with root canals...
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Hello friends. I'm getting $19,000 of necessary dental surgery done next week, and Michelle and I need some help paying for this astronomical amount. Please consider donating to my dental health fund, and sharing this around. Any amount helps and is greatly appreciated!
If there was an encyclopedia entry for “stereotypically British teeth,” I could be the model. Dental pain and surgery has characterized most of my adult life — whereas some people may have a couple cavities filled during their lives or possibly one dreaded root canal, I’ve dealt with root canals...
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New EGAD! Leland and I discuss Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and what we've been reading, including Lawrence Wright’s Scientology expose and The Goldfinch. Also: devil-worshipping rocket engineer Jack Parsons, character-driven science fiction, and more.
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What can civic technologists learn from civic-minded artists, and vice versa? Vote for me and +Emily Wright 's SXSW panel: Taking it to the Street: Neighborhood as Interface.
Taking it to the Street: Neighborhood as Interface. Civic tech, engaged artists, and makers are doing amazing things in their own silos, but what can happen when neighbors and creators step out of their spaces and collaborate? On a grassroots, neighborhood-by-neighborhood level, there's great ...
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New feature on Culture Coin, a proposed alternative currency that would allow artists to pool their resources and build a self-sustaining circle of resilience.
Funding the arts has never been an easy proposition, and the ongoing economic malaise only intensifies the challenges. Artists eke out hardscrabble existences, funding their work through day jobs, the adjunct instructor higher education treadmill, and a smattering of grants from depleted ...
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Michelle and I are so touched and humbled by all the people who've supported us in this drive so far. Thank you all so much. And if you haven't donated yet, please consider doing so!
If there was an encyclopedia entry for “stereotypically British teeth,” I could be the model. Dental pain and surgery has characterized most of my adult life — whereas some people may have a couple cavities filled during their lives or possibly one dreaded root canal, I’ve dealt with root canals...
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Recommendations for a Mac handwriting recognition app that doesn’t require a special pen, overpriced notebooks, or a stylus? Specifically, I want an app that OCR's scans of text I have handwritten on paper.
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New EGAD! Leland and I discuss the potential X-Files revival, Oscar nominations, Leland’s disappointment with Boyhood, and our shared disinterest in historical biopics. We also pitch an Expendables spin-off starring badass aging women stars, make predictions on how Mad Men will end, and chat about what we've been reading and playing.
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A couple days late probably, but here's my 2013 Year in Review
2013 was the year technology was moralized, or rather technologists were called to answer for the moral consequences of …
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Civic technologists, engaged artists, and makers are doing amazing things in their own silos, but what can happen when neighbors and creators step out of their spaces and collaborate? "Taking it to the Street: Neighborhood as Interface" is a SXSW panel proposal by +Emily Wright  and myself, please vote!
Taking it to the Street: Neighborhood as Interface. Civic tech, engaged artists, and makers are doing amazing things in their own silos, but what can happen when neighbors and creators step out of their spaces and collaborate? On a grassroots, neighborhood-by-neighborhood level, there's great ...
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Preview of me and +Emily Wright 's new project, Bower Collective: Do-it-together ways to remake our cities.
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210 people
Dave Hofer's profile photo
ALBERT KAUSHAL's profile photo
Neal Gorenflo's profile photo
Absinthe Fairie (Gretchen D)'s profile photo
Daria Jolan Davis's profile photo
bernie mcginn's profile photo
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Work
Occupation
Writer, Editor, Web Tinkerer
Employment
  • One Em Press
    Writer, Editor, Web Tinkerer, 2006 - present
  • Bloodshot Records
    Regional Publicity, 2006 - 2008
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago
    Web Content and Assets Manager, 2008 - 2010
  • Independents Day Media/Punk Planet Magazine
    2006 - 2007
  • Caffe Pergolesi
    Manager, 1999 - 2006
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Currently
Austin, TX
Previously
Chicago, IL - Santa Cruz, CA - Cupertino, CA
Story
Tagline
Telling stories online and off, exploring the spaces where data, art, and civics intersect
Introduction

I currently work with a number of organizations, including Pivotal and Howlround. Previously I edited Shareable Magazine, and served as Content Manager and Strategist at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. My work has also appeared in publications such as GOOD, Utne Reader, the AV Club, and the SF Weekly. I blog about art, data, and civil society at Cohere.

Austin via Chicago via Santa Cruz. Irascible but empathetic.

Bragging rights
Worked in coffee shops for 13 years. I also worked as a bartender at a small-town bowling alley.
Education
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
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Male
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In a relationship