At The Ramp

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It’s been a few weeks since grad school started and I must say…I love it. The people, the discussions, the seminars, the reading (yes, even the ‘dry’ and ‘dense’ stuff) has been great. As challenging as it is to balance work with school and freelance obligations, I feel like I’ve had no other choice but to become extremely organized. Although there will be tough times ahead (I’ve already experienced a couple of late night study/writing sessions!), I have already grown significantly. My writing practice is shifting and taking such a different course. It’s all new territory for me but my brain is enjoying the cerebral nourishment. For anyone remotely interested in learning a bit more about the classes I’m taking, you can click here, here, and here. If you have any questions or want to share your thoughts, please feel free to leave a comment.

I took a few pictures from our department dinner this past Friday. I had the opportunity to meet second and third year grads and spend some time with a few of my classmates. The Ramp was a great choice and drinks at dusk was such a great way to end the week. 🙂

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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.

2 thoughts on “At The Ramp”

  1. You’re amazing! (English and Writing were my worst subjects. I hated essay questions and if I had to do a book report, I’d use the comic book version of the classics, instead.)

    Looking at The Gate made me hungry. Eating outside, like at The Gate, is fun and healthy!

    By the way, I used to work for Matson Navigation company. (Oh, the memories!)

    1. Yeah, The Ramp was fun and even better since it was my first time going there. Great conversation. Definitely want to go back. I want to hear about your time with Matson.

      PS: My worst subjects were Algebra II and Physics.

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