Renaissance Geek is the online magazine and personal blog of Paul Bakaus, where he dives deep into how to become a modern-age 'Renaissance Geek'.

Renaissance Geek (noun). Built on the idea of the "renaissance man", a Renaissance geek is somebody who chooses to embrace the adventurous digital world, is not afraid to stumble and fail, and is naturally interested in how art, culture and technology is shaping the future.

What's included?

Renaissance Geek is made of multiple multi-format channels that all come together in one neat package:

  • Read. Deep dives into the creator economy, content ecosystems and future tech that powers the internet of tomorrow (AI, VR, AR and more).
  • Buy. Occasional buying guides on both hardware and software that is relevant my readers. Especially unique is the "Aesthetic Office" category that features the best aesthetically pleasing additions to your home office!
  • Watch. A bit of everything above, in watchable form.
  • Listen. The Fail Into the Future podcast, where I interview extremely successful people in the tech and entertainment industries and discuss how their series of failures led to their ultimate success.

About Paul

Paul Bakaus is a product manager, software engineer, developer & creator advocate, entrepreneur. As EVP, Product & Creator Tools at Spotter, his team and I are giving content creators everywhere new superpowers (and big chunks of time back) through their novel AI-powered research, ideation and workflow tools.

Prior to Spotter, Paul was the Head of Creators at Koji (acquired by Linktree), Head of Creator Relations at Google, and prior to diving into the creator economy, worked on creative and developer tools at scale for Google Search and Chrome.

Previously a software engineer specializing on UX and powerful tooling, Paul has created the popular user interface library jQuery UI and the first graphical game engine on the web (Aves Engine, acquired by Zynga).

Paul’s mission is to 'anti-gatekeep' everything, and enable everyone to create amazing experiences.