It’s been pretty crazy (to say the least) but happy to report I attended the first Arts Tech Meetup in San Francisco tonight! The Arts Tech Meetup originated in NYC based on the need for artists, technologists, and creative professionals to connect, re-connect, and forge some symbiotic partnerships. Like anything else, you never know who you’re going to meet or what to expect but I must say, it was an evening filled with business card and knowledge exchange. Meetup organizers: Jaki Levy, Jenny Ma, and Marc Mayer were friendly and welcoming. Their energy and enthusiasm in connecting the people in the Bay Area arts and tech community is commendable. I’m looking forward to future meetups. If you’re interested in learning more about this meetup, please click on the image above.
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.