Dorothy Santos is a freelance art writer, blogger, curator, and visual & critical studies geek. Born and raised in San Francisco, she holds Bachelor's degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. As arts editor and curator of Asterisk, San Francisco Magazine + Gallery and blogger for ZERO1: Arts and Technology Network and Gray Area Foundation for the Arts (GAFFTA), she enjoys writing about artists and engaging with the community. Her work appears in Art Practical, Stretcher, Creative Applications Network, and Planting Rice. She serves as a Board Member for the SOMArts Cultural Center and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Visual and Critical Studies from the California College of the Arts. Her research emphasis is on computational aesthetics, programming, coding, and open source culture and their effects on contemporary art.