Diego S. Maranan


I am an artist, academic, and activist working in the area of movement research and embodied cognition. As a Marie Curie PhD Research Fellow, I am developing theories, tools, and techniques for exploring how the body shapes the mind.  I have a background in computing science and conteporary dance, and my MA research at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University explored how technological metaphors influence the creative movement practices of urban dancers. I am on leave as a faculty member of the Faculty of Information and Communication Studies at University of the Philippines Open University. I advise on educational partnerships, digital media communications, and technology strategies for WeDpro, a feminist non-profit that empowers marginalized women and youth in the Philippines. I co-founded and was a former principal researcher at Curiosity Design Research, a social innovation company based in Quezon City that works towards a more inclusive future by innovating on products and services in ways that are relevant, responsive, and scalable.