Eyebeam Bookclub with Joanne McNeil and Dorothy R. Santos
Lurking: How a Person Became a UserRegister
Friday, May 22, 2020
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
For this afternoon Open Hours, Eyebeam welcomes Eyebeam Alum and writer, Joanne McNeil in conversation with artist, writer, and educator, Dorothy R. Santos who will lead a discussion diving into McNeil’s new book, Lurking: How a Person Became a User released this year by MCD.
Lurking: How a Person Became a User is available for purchase on Eyebeam’s Bookshop Affiliate page.
Joanne McNeil is a writer interested in the ways that technology shapes culture and society. She is the author of Lurking: How a Person Became a User. She received the inaugural Arts Writing Fellowship Award for an emerging digital arts writer from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation. She is a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She was an Artist-in-Residence and an Impact Resident at Eyebeam. She collaborated with Eyebeam on OurNet, developing student workshops on networks. She was one of the founding editors of The Message, the technology-focused opinion magazine published by Medium. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, The Baffler, Filmmaker, Domus, Dissent, Frieze, Modern Painters, Wired, The Los Angeles Times, Saturated Space, Dirty Furniture, The Boston Globe, n+1/Occupy Gazette, and other web and print publications. Her writing appears in books by AND/The Piracy Project and Space Caviar. She contributed to Art and the Internet (Black Dog Publishing, 2014) and a number of catalog essays. Formerly the editor of Rhizome at the New Museum, she transitioned the institution’s blog into a daily publication. She edited and developed all content published on Rhizome News and the Rhizome blog. (2011, 2012 roundups.) Through Rhizome and with FACT, she co-curated online programming for the 2012 Liverpool Biennial. Earlier, she founded and edited the blog The Tomorrow Museum. An essay of hers was listed in The Verge’s “Best Writing of 2013.” She studied economics at George Mason University, where she was a University Scholar. She met the Philip K. Dick android before it lost its head.
Dorothy R. Santos is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, race and technology. 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 a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. Her work has been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.
Her writing appears in art21, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, Ars Technica, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. 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. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the program manager for the Processing Foundation.