Dorothy R. Santos is a writer, editor, and curator whose research areas and interests include new media and digital art, augmented reality, online performance, gaming, open source culture, and political aesthetics. 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 the managing editor for Hyphen, contributing editor for new asterisk magazine, and is a member of the research collective The Civic Beat. Her work appears in art21, Art Practical, Daily Serving, 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. She serves as executive staff for the Bay Area Society for Art & Activism and a board member for the SOMArts Cultural Center.