This is a blog about how technology and media impact communities and governments, and the ways they are adapting to new challenges and opportunities. You can also read the tweet-length version.I’m based in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a Research Assistant at MIT’s Center for Civic Media and an MS student in the Comparative Media Studies program. From Fall 2014, I’ll be a doctoral student at Stanford in the Work, Technology and Organizations group in the department of Management Science and Engineering.My research interests are the use of crowdfunding for civic projects, crowdsourcing in organizations, ICT4D and user-centered design. My current projects include a crowdfunding research group, a conference on new technologies for peacebuilding, and an interactive workshop for entrepreneurs in developing economies.In the past I have been a Summer Innovation Fellow at the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation, advised the London-based crowdfunding platform Spacehive and been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program. I have also worked with Conde Nast India, the BBC and Bloomberg (see my LinkedIn profile).In my spare time I am one third of the Idioterne DJ collective, and we maintain a Spotify playlist that you can subscribe to (if you’re in one of the 15 countries the platform operates in). You can also stream some of my previous live DJ sets and recorded mixes.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Rodrigo Davies and other top speakers and celebrities.