American Arts Incubator — Ecuador visits Pakarinka Learning Center. Photo by L. Merinio Maldonado.
I am in Otavalo, Ecuador directing the American Arts Incubator - Ecuadorprogram where I taught a two week "Art, Community and Technology" workshop that addresses social inclusion through digital arts and am now coaching local community projects to reach their maximum impact. I will speak about the process next Monday April 16 at 6:30 pm at Arte Actual FLACSO as part of US Embassy Quito´s cultural program. I also share the experience in this blog. Here is a snippet:
"While I teach augmented reality workshops, I am also taking weaving classes in the old factory and getting an inkling of how contemporary machinery evolved from this ancient practice. Weaving is coding in binary motions, performing mathematical calculations, enacting geometry and executing precision. It is also about transmitting oral history, ancestral knowledge and following the movements of those who came before us in the social fabric." Read more here >>
My new young friends from the Colectivo Umama posing with my #workinprogress AR-activated portrait of Doña Mary