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Virgin Flyer

Yes, I’m on vacation and still acclimating to time zones. I’m also blogging via my phone, which seems apropo and trying to capture the interesting stuff.

My first experience of Virgin America was great (and it didn’t hurt – okay, bad joke). I can see why people love flying VA!!

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Red: An Interactive Experience really did engage me. Why? I believe it was due to the humorous caricatures going through the in-flight instructions to the multitude of games. Essentially, the flyer has a choice when it comes to food, entertainment, or even partaking in social metworking via seat-to-seat chat functionality.

Then again, is this much convenience necessary? Everything available at your fingertips? Yeah, sure (in moderation, of course). Again, more to follow…

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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