Happy New Year, Friends and Family!

The year 2012

It has been an amazing year filled with productivity, energy, and promise. This time last year, I was hoping and wishing for my writing to take me a few places. I had no idea I would be a contributing writer to some really wonderful organizations (i.e., ZERO1, Asterisk, and Hyphen – to name a few). I’ve also had the pleasure of meeting some phenomenal artists, gallerists, curators, bloggers, and writers. I even took part in The People SF!! Making connections and finishing up some major personal writing projects has been both challenging and engaging. Working with some of the best editors in the world that help make my voice stand out and be heard is the reason 2011 has been a fantastic year.

Friends and Family, most importantly, your confidence, support, and guidance in all of my endeavors has been immense. Even to folks who are friends from afar, I thank you. Trying to live out my passion as an art writer (on top of a 9-5 job) is taxing but it’s your kindness and encouragement (comments and feedback) that I’m able to improve and continue. You will definitely see some changes in 2012 and an even more motivated and driven Dorothy. Promise.

Again, cheers to you, your family, your success, and everything you hope and wish for in 2012. May it all happen and if things don’t pan out exactly the way you envisioned, please remember that you are exactly where you need to be. 🙂

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Author: Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina-American writer, editor, curator, and educator whose research interests include new media and digital art, activism, artificial intelligence, 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 serves as one of the editors-in-chief for Hyphen magazine. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and SF MOMA's Open Space. She has lectured at the De Young museum, Stanford University, School of Visual Arts, and more. 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 (2016). She is currently a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts fellow researching the concept of citizenship. She also serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.

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