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I am an interdisciplinary artist and researcher interested in describing and understanding the relationships humans form with technologies across multiple time scales, and how these relationships influence the emergence of new creative practices over an extended period. As a Marie Curie PhD research fellow with the CogNovo project at Plymouth University, I am exploring how the Internet is changing patterns of creativity in music. How might the affordances of Internet technologies influence the way music is made? What might music sound like in the future? This work continues a line of inquiry from my master’s research at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, where I argued that technology is changing the way humans dance and predicted that we will continue to see new technological metaphors translated into expressive movement vocabularies.

I am currently on leave as a faculty member of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies at UP Open University . I also coordinate educational partnerships, digital media communications, and technology strategies for WeDpro, a feminist non-profit that empowers marginalized women and youth in the Philippines. I am a co-founder of Curiosity, a human-centered research company in Manila that aims to design a more inclusive future by innovating on products and services in ways that are relevant, responsive, and scalable.

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  1. Posted on 2014/04/07 by Naomi Lev

    Dear Diego S. Maranan

    I hope this finds you well!
    My name is Naomi Lev, I am a curator, writer and artists living in NYC.
    I came across your blog while searching for recent studies on how technology is changing our human body, posture, and evolution.
    It’s great to see that you are researching these issues, and I am very curious to learn more. I am curating a show in NYC soon, which will likely travel to Michigan as well and was curious if you would like to send me some links to help the research stage, and also if you would like to, in the future be involved in this project somehow.

    Above you will find my email address and website so you can learn a little bit more about me.
    I look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you and warmest regards,

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