My name is Patrick Davison; I live in Los Angeles.

I am pursuing my PhD from the Media, Culture, and Communication department of NYU.

I blog a bit at tumblr.

I have a twitter account I hardly ever check.

I am one third of a show called MemeFactory.

I've done research past with The Web Ecology Project.

You can email me at patrick.davison[at]


Because of the Pixels: On the History, Form, and Influence of MS Paint in the Journal of Visual Culture.

On Avril Lavigne's missing YouTube comments in Critical Quarterly.

The Language of Internet Memes in The Social Media Reader.

(Not all of these are open access sources, feel free to contact me if you'd like a draft copy of any piece.)

Thoughtful Blog Posts

Gender Representation Example

re: Tim Krieder

On Apophenia and Pleasure

Dick-Washing the Universal Library

A Discussion of Imaginary Games

A Translation Problem

The Comment Thread of Babel