Paul Kaiser is a digital artist and writer. He earned his bachelor’s degree in film and art history from Wesleyan University (1978; summa cum laude), and his M.Ed. in special education from American University. Kaiser’s early art (1975-81) was in experimental filmmaking and writing for recorded voice. He then spent ten years teaching students with severe learning disabilities, with whom he collaborated on making multimedia depictions of their own minds. From this work, he derived two key ideas—mental space and drawing as performance—which became the points of departure for the solo and collaborative digital artworks he has been making since the mid-90s.