Inform: Turning Data into Meaning Exhibition @ the Adobe Museum of Digital Media

Although there have been mixed reviews of the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM), I’m a huge fan and it’s a virtual space I cannot resist. I’ve anticipated the latest exhibition, Inform: Turning Data into Meaning, curated by Thomas Goetz (Executive Editor of Wired Magazine). One of the exciting aspects of the exhibition was seeing artist Aaron Koblin as one of the exhibiting artist. Koblin sits on the board of directors at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), which is the arts and technology organization I volunteer for!! I highly recommend exploring and sharing your thoughts on the show. I will try to post my reflections but with a few personal projects and work deadlines, it will take me some time. Again, please take a look around the AMDM. It’s the only museum you visit at 3 am with no security guard, admission fee, or crowd.

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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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