Diego S. Maranan


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.