Almost half way through the year…

Writing everyday for 365 days is taxing.

Emotionally (dealing with insecurities), intellectually (doubting rationales, statements, learning facts, and thinking critically), and physically (yes, typing non-stop and editing for a few hours is hard on the hands and wrists and eye strain from the laptop).

The experience has been both challenging and engaging. Challenging in that there’s ALWAYS something to write about but harnessing all of these nebulous thoughts swirling around in my brain on a daily basis can also be detrimental to the writing process. Of course, there are many days I’ve posted a photo, a link, a quote, or an excerpt of text but the WordPress postaday challenge is about being conscious of one’s writing practice.

In other words, I’m glad I took on the challenge and looking forward to the rest year…


Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, networked culture, and biotechnology. 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 currently the managing editor for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Public Art Dialogue. She has lectured and spoken at the De Young museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” has been published to The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture in 2016. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism, board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center, and teaches at the University of California, Santa Cruz in the Digital Art and New Media department.

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