First Oakland Art Murmur 2013!

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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.

4 thoughts on “First Oakland Art Murmur 2013!”

  1. Nice close-up shots! I’m awestruck by how diverse and enormous Art Murmur has become. I was there in December, and it felt like the whole city was out. I remember when it was just a bunch of hipsters and a couple galleries around 24th. I often feel overwhelmed by the crowds, which sometimes make it hard to actually *see* anything. You do a nice job in this slideshow of honing in on some details.

    1. Thanks so much, Molly! Since many of the galleries are on the numbered streets, the art folks have to work their way around the street vendors. It has become quite the interesting art event, to say the least. Like you, I remember when Telegraph wasn’t closed off and I was able to actually walk through and view the artwork. I think Johansson Projects and Rock Paper Scissors dominate the attention of the Art Murmur goers because they are actually on Telegraph. I’m thinking of going on Saturday Strolls versus First Fridays. We’ll see. I definitely would love to write more about the East Bay art scene.

  2. I like the YES sign, the Grizzly Bear jacket, and the Ford Mustang the best (although I would be owning a different choice of car if Uncle Sam would let me drive).

    I appreciate the close up of the Tea Bag comforter. I’m thinking there could be tea or some similar herbs embedded to repel bed bugs, etc.

    All of the artworks are really nice. But you know me; I’m partial to the ones that make me think the least.

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