Although there have been mixed reviews of the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM), I’m a huge fan and it’s a virtual space I cannot resist. I’ve anticipated the latest exhibition, Inform: Turning Data into Meaning, curated by Thomas Goetz (Executive Editor of Wired Magazine). One of the exciting aspects of the exhibition was seeing artist Aaron Koblin as one of the exhibiting artist. Koblin sits on the board of directors at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), which is the arts and technology organization I volunteer for!! I highly recommend exploring and sharing your thoughts on the show. I will try to post my reflections but with a few personal projects and work deadlines, it will take me some time. Again, please take a look around the AMDM. It’s the only museum you visit at 3 am with no security guard, admission fee, or crowd.
Dorothy R. Santos
Dorothy R. Santos (she/they) is a Filipino American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, computational media, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. 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, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, 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 Executive Director for the Processing Foundation. She is an advisor for Brooklyn-based arts and tech organization POWRPLNT and Bay Area-based arts organization slash arts.