Associate Professor in Art, Media and Design
I am a transdisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher who investigates how artscience/sciart practices can help us reimagine our relationship with the environment, with other people, and with ourselves. Building on my background in computer science, contemporary dance and somatic practices, and human-computer interaction (HCI) design, I create work that ranges from exploring how digital technologies are changing the way we move as well as perceive human movement, to co-creating socially-engaged art installations that build symbiotic relationships between plants, computers and people. I am currently working on identifying, mapping out, and enacting meaningful artscience practices in the context of the Global South and, in particular, the Philippines. I co-founded two organizations that are currently official university partners: Curiosity, a Manila-based design strategy firm that helps businesses, NGOs, and government design meaningful services; and SEADS, an international transdisciplinary network of artists, scientists, engineers and activists who reimagine and reshape the future through critical inquiry and hands-on experimentation.