Joan Soler-Adillon


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  • Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Associate Professor

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  • ISEA2020

    Joan Soler-Adillon is an artist and associate professor at Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). He holds a PhD on Social Communication and a Masters in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Masters of Interactive Telecommunications from New York University, and a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. His research and practice revolve around digital interactive media and its manifestation in digital art — particularly interactive installation, interactive storytelling and documentary, and virtual reality. From a full-body interactive game run on an inflatable slide, to a VR-based experimental documentary, he has participated in a myriad of projects with a focus on both behavior design and interactivity, and on fostering the audience collaboration and participation, which have been exhibited in cities such as London, New York, Berlin and Barcelona.

    ISEA2011

    Joan Soler-Adillon is a researcher and lecturer in Interactive Communication at Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Catalonia. He is a member of the DigiDoc research group, director of the Digital Video Master’s Program, and teaches in the Digital Arts Master’s program and Elisava School of Design. After graduating in Philosophy in Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (2000), he earned a Master’s degree in Interactive Telecommunications (ITP) from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, USA (2005) and a Master’s degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2008). He is currently a PhD candidate researching on the concept of emergence and its implications and uses in interactive art and communication.


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  • Spain

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