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Forget about being an art writer and theorist…

I think I might have found my new calling…

I would LOVE two G's right about now...that could mean a number of things but I'm talking specifically about money.

I’m a huge fan of hip hop and listen to it before I need to do anything that needs my full attention and presence (yes, including art writing). Naturally, anything around hip hop and rap intrigues me. So, I couldn’t help but take a picture of this (of all places, IN HAYES VALLEY – What tha?). I’m so tempted to call and find out a bit more about this said rap content BUT trying to muster the courage.

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.

4 replies on “Forget about being an art writer and theorist…”

Thanks, Rosemary! Quite honestly, I posted the picture as a joke. I am curious and would love to learn more about this Rap Contest. If I have time, I might just call. One of my friends, saw the same posting and was very curious.

Hee hee. Thanks, Alyse! Honestly, the flyer is a work of art! That’s the reason why I took a picture of it. It’s in the strangest place (the lamp post next to Smitten Ice Cream and the mobile Museum of Craft). I couldn’t help but post it. After thinking about it though, I would love a collaboration with Hennessey Youngman. I would so sing the hook or even right a couple of verses.

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