art | embodiment | cognition | networks | post-humanism | crypto
Movement in the cloud: embodied, networked and ...out of control
Lunchtime Lecture by Marlon Barrios Solano,
Joint researcher in residence at DanceDigital and the University of Bedfordshire
Monday 20 February at 1pm in P2.35, Polhill Campus
Marlon Barrios Solano is the creator and producer of dance-tech.net, dance-tech.TV, the dance-tech interviews and other online curatorial projects. He shares his vision
and experiences on the development of these platforms as a sustainable model of production, exchange and distribution of knowledge on contemporary interdisciplinary performance practices. dance-tech.net, .TV and .net emerge as a networked educational collaborative project problematizing the boundaries between bodies, countries, disciplines and organizations. Bottom-up architectures of the new internet and embodied/situated cognitive approaches are presented as complimentary paradigms for the understanding of collaborative social dynamics within new hybrid open spaces for knowledge sharing, coordination of action, and social innovation.
This lecture is augmented with online video material and improvisational activities.
Marlon Barrios Solano (Venezuela/USA) works as an independent movement/new media artist, researcher, on-line producer/curator, vlogger, consultant and educator. With a hybrid background in movement and new media arts, organizational development, and cognitive science, he researches and create platforms for the development of open and sustainable models of knowledge production and distribution among trans-local artistic communities communities and organizational contexts. He is the creator/producer/curator of dance-techTV, a collaborative internet video channel dedicated to innovation and experimental performing arts and its social network dance- tech.net. Marlon has also worked for the South American Network of Dance as a consultant and instructor on collaborative technologies and the new internet. As a professional dancer in New York City, he performed nationally and internationally with Susan Marshal and Dancers (1997-2000), Lynn Shapiro Dance Company (1995-1998), and with the choreographers Merian Soto, Dean Moos, Bill Young, among others. He also performed with the musicians John Zorn, Philip Glass and Eric Friedlander. Under Unstablelandscape (2003-07), he performed and researched improvisational performances within digital real-time environments performing in the US and Europe. He holds an MFA in Dance and Technology 2004 (real-time digital technology, performance of improvisation and embodied cognition) from The Ohio State University, USA.