Yes, I will. No try. I will post every day in 2011!

Contemplating all the next steps for the new year...

Dear Friends and Family,

Surprisingly, writing on my art blog everyday is not a resolution for 2011!

Rather, I’ve decided to form a habit. It’s been said that it takes up to 6 weeks (to form a habit, that is) so here’s my shot at writing, publicly, in 2011! How is this different from a resolution, you ask? It’s different in that I have no idea where this experiment will take me and it’s a habit (very rarely is a ‘resolution’ synonymous with a habit). I’m also up for challenging myself and getting my thoughts out there versus having them become stale rock hard thoughts that weigh me down. The promise is more to myself than anything or anyone else. I WILL write (a sentence, a paragraph, an essay) everyday about one of my passions, the deepest passion, which is Art – EVERYDAY. Yes, I said it, EVERYDAY!

This will not be easy and some days, I may just throw a word on my blog and not care BUT I’m trying to make my voice known and heard in the arts community so I’m starting the habit today!! I will also be making use of TheDailyPost, a community of other bloggers with similar goals.

If you’re a friend or family member reading this blog, I highly encourage you to leave comments and/or questions. I could always use the feedback, support, guidance, and constructive criticism! Cheers to a new year and, hopefully, a lot of new wonderful art projects and writing opportunities!

Hearts and stars and monkey bars,

Dorothy (aka E/IC Art Lover)

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. Born and raised in San Francisco, California, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco and received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.

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