Doug is fascinated by how we talk about technology, and how it informs our social and cultural narratives.

As a founding member of JDI, he has helped developed the firm’s expertise in artificial intelligence, predictive analytics, and emerging frontier technologies. Doug’s interests catalyze at the intersection of culture and technology, from new media trends to nanoscience. He works across all clients to discern emergent patterns, develop new initiatives, and help companies define their vision and strategy in rapidly evolving industries. He’s driven by a keen curiosity and desire to discover the unique story not yet told.

Doug earned his Master’s degree studying digital rhetoric at the University of Texas, where he taught in the Digital Writing and Research Lab. He also writes for the Austin Chronicle, covering music, film, and technology, and profiling some of the most interesting artists and personalities throughout Texas. He has written for numerous publications and is co-editor of the Austin Chronicle Music Anthology, published by University of Texas Press.

Doug laughs too loud, argues too much, and asks far too many questions.

You can find him on Twitter and just about anywhere else as @DMFreeman.

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Fun Facts

I have traveled to every state except two: Hawaii and Oklahoma
I was once stranded in St. Thomas for two months.
I worked at a fish cannery in Alaska.
I nearly drowned while rafting the Grand Canyon