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D$ is still going to be an Art Writer and Theorist

Just to confirm, I’m not going to enter a rap contest. Friends and Family, I would have thought that you all knew that was a joke. HOWEVER, I’m extremely happy that whatever crazy bullpoopy idea I have is thoroughly supported by you. Rest assured, I posted that for fun because, of all places, a call for hip hop artists in Hayes Valley? Well, that’s like finding a hippy dippy smoke shop in the Marina. 😉

Also, I posted it because I discovered John McWhorter and want to read his book All about the Beat: Why Hip-Hop Can’t Save Black America AND really loving me some Hennessy Youngman!

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.

2 replies on “D$ is still going to be an Art Writer and Theorist”

Thanks so much for posting, Michelle! Honestly, I love the fact that whoever put this flyer up called it a ‘rap contest’ versus a battle (which can be used to describe a face off in breakdancing as well). I just thought the flyer itself was art and felt compelled to take a photo of it.

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