Diego Maranan: CV


Current position

Instructor; Faculty of Information and Communication Studies, University of the Philippines Open University
Affiliate Faculty; Center for International Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman
Affiliate Faculty; Science, Technology and Society Program, University of the Philippines Diliman

Courses taught at the Open University

Research Experience

Start date End date Role Head of project
05/2008 05/2008 Research Associate Dr. Raul Pertierra, University of the Philippines Diliman Currently conducting literature review and proposing research methodologies for project titled, "Social Networks & Computer Mediated Interactive Communication Technologies (CMICT) – New social and cultural possibilities or more of the same thing?”. The project investigates the effects of the Internet (web 2.0) and mobile phones on culture, identity and everyday life in the Philippines, with particular reference to the rise of Asian cosmopolitan individualism.
08/2001 04/2003 Research Assistant Dr. Tom Calvert (Simon Fraser University) Aided in designing software architecture for translating dance notation into computer animation of dancers performing the notated score. Created test suites and verified software behaviour against anatomical constraints.
04/2001 07/2001 Research Assistant (Co-op) Dr. Regan Mandryk, EDGE Lab, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University Examined how ubiquitous technology and tangible interfaces can aid face-to-face interaction in a computer game environment, in a project funded by Electronic Arts and the New Media Innovation Centre. Designed and implemented the testbed environment, a hybrid board/computer game projected onto a tabletop display.

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Date Title Granted by Notes
2005 BS Computing Science Specializing in Multimedia (Cooperative Education), Extended Minor in Dance with emphasis on performance and choreography Simon Fraser University CGPA: 3.735
1998 International Baccalaureate Diploma, concentrations in Physics, Math, and Music Lester B. Pearson United World College of the Pacific 45 points
1998 Bilingual Diploma International Baccalaureate Organisation
1998 Diploma in Advanced Mathematics International Baccalaureate Organisation

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Date Title At Location
12/2008 Lecture for GS 197: Culture and its Global Entanglements

Center for International Studies, University of the Philippines Quezon City, Philippines
11/2008 Cinemaspace, Cyberspace: Mapping the Philippine Moving Image
A proposal for a portal to Philippine independent cinema using data visualization techniques)

5th Annual Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference Quezon City, Philippines
07/2008 The Embodied Voice COMM 103 (Speech Communication) at UP Open University Quezon City, Philippines
07/2008 Visualizing Data: Making Sense of an Information-Rich World

University of the Philippines Open University Colloquium Laguna, Philippines
04/2008 Uncensored Bodies Artist Talk Series Mag:net Cafe Quezon City, Philippines
09/2007 Open Source Dance

New Forms Festival ArtCamp Vancouver, Canada
03/2007 Politics of Identity in the Dance Milieu The Dance Centre Vancouver, Canada
12/2008 "The Invisible, Visible: Generating New Knowledge Through Information Design" Science, Technology, and Society Program; University of the Philippines Diliman Quezon City, Philippines

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Grants, Scholarships, and Residencies

Start End Program Organization Location
10/2008 11/2008 WEDNESDAYS I'M-N-LOVE OPEN PLATFORM: The Invisible, Visible Green Papaya Art Projects Quezon City, Philippines I was given 8 Wednesday evenings to do whatever I wanted. I decided to use the time to do research focus data visualizaion. While most kinds of data visualization practices deal with aggregate information obtained using using various data harvesting techniques, I was interested in seeing if coherent and cogent views on the world could generated from subjective experiences quantified as data, such as those collected by psychologists in quantitative studies of human behavior. During my residency, I held three public discussions: one at the start to express my intended approach to the residency, one in the middle to discuss a particular application of data visualization to supporting initiatives to build international networks of choreographers, and one at the end to present a paper I wrote during the residency for the 5th Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference.
03/2007 03/2007 Dance Lab: bOdy bOUnD Scotiabank Dance Centre Vancouver, Canada Sara, Jennifer, Phil and I did researched through performance the human body as located in the intersections between Second Life and a physical performance space.
09/1998 05/2002 Shrum International Undergraduate Entrance Scholarship Simon Fraser University Burnaby, Canada CAN $40000 + tuition waiver
09/1996 05/1998 Pearson College Full Scholarship Lester B. Pearson College, Canadian International Development Agency Victoria, Canada Accommodation+living expenses+tuition waver (value: ~CAN $67000)

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Selected Bibliography

  • Mandryk, R. L., & Maranan, D. S. (2002). False prophets: exploring hybrid board/video games. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 640-641). ACM New York, NY, USA.
  • Developer documentation for BusinessObjects XI .NET Providers, which can be viewed from the Business Objects Developer Library. To view the relevant sections, in the table of contents, click BusinessObjects Enterprise SDK > .NET developer guide and API reference > SDK Fundamentals >  BusinessObjects XI .NET Providers. All sections under this section, and all other references to BusinessObjects XI .NET Providers, apply.
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Selected Honours

Date Title Granted by Country
2006 Emerging Artist Award for British Columbia The Holy Body Tattoo Canada
2005 Service Award Simon Fraser University Canada
2005 Gerald and Sheahan McGavin Award Simon Fraser University Canada
2004 Service Award Simon Fraser University Canada
2002 Dean’s Honour Roll Simon Fraser University Canada
2001 Nomination for Canadian Information Processing Society Student of the Year Simon Fraser University Co-operative Education
1999 Certificate of Distinction Simon Fraser University Department of Philosophy Canada

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Industry Experience

Start date End date Position Employer Location Accomplishments
07/2007 08/2007 Technical Writer Filipiniana.net / Vibal Publishing House Manila, Philippines Streamlined and edited sections of the online help documentation for WikiPilipinas.org.
01/2007 02/2007 Technical Writer & Projects Coordinator Philippine Integrated Advertising Manila, Philippines Wrote website content and edited existing content for accuracy, clarity, brevity, consistency, and style. Provided client-side management for three website development projects for the Yuchengco Group of Companies (www.ygc.com). Interviewed clients, gathered and assessed technical feasibility of requirements, and communicated specifications to web developers. Used project management software to track milestones, tasks, and deliverables. Developed a managed service process guide.
07/2005 04/2006 SDK Technical Writer (Full-time) Business Objects Vancouver, Canada Wrote the developer guide for a BusinessObjects Enterprise Software Development Kit component specific to .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. (See Writing Samples section for a link to this document.) Edited and documented ASP sample code, and created architecture diagrams that clearly show relationships in relevant workflows.
05/2004 08/2004 SDK Technical Writer (Co-op) Business Objects Vancouver, Canada Refined and formalized a process for safely merging source code and documentation written independently by software developers and by technical writers. Developed manuals, tutorials, and source code examples for Business Objects Software Development Kits. Reviewed and edited colleagues’ writing for accuracy, clarity, and style. Learned and employed best practices for communicating technical information to non-technical users.
08/2003 01/2005 Outreach Coordinator Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group Burnaby, Canada Oversaw installation of new hardware and software components in office computers. Provided troubleshooting services for printers, networks, peripherals, and software. Provided technical feedback on the organization’s website re-design. Significantly increased student interest in SFPIRG services and resources by conducting presentations about SFPIRG to over 35 undergraduate and graduate classes. Researched and liaised with staff, faculty, and organizations at SFU interested in community-oriented research.
05/2003 08/2003 Programming Assistant CJSF 90.1 FM Burnaby, Canada Provided troubleshooting services for recording and radio broadcasting equipment, as well as for printers, networks, peripherals, and software. Oversaw installation of hardware and software components in office computers. Researched, developed, and produced programs related to significant social issues. Conducted, recorded, and edited interviews of local artists, activists, and community organizers and presented them on-air.
08/2000 12/2000 Software Engineer (Co-op) Softimage/Avid Montréal, Canada Worked with largely bilingual team to implement using C++ new features and fix bugs in the data management and non-linear editing toolsets of a high-end film/video post-production software.
04/2000 07/2000 Application Developer (Co-op) QDesign Corporation Vancouver, Canada Added MP3 file streaming and internet streaming capability to company’s flagship media player using C++.

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Selected Stage and Film Work

Date performed Title Choreographer Performers Venue Location
2008 Wreckless Acts Donna Miranda, Regina Lasam, Diego Maranan Donna Miranda, Regina Lasam, Diego Maranan Green Papaya Art Projects Quezon City, Philippines
2007 Drive Jane Osborne Diego Maranan, Vanessa Mayrand Film Hungary, Brazil, Canada, Philippines
2007 bOdy bOUnD Sara Coffin Jennifer Clarke, Sara Coffin, Phil Thompson The Dance Centre Vancouver, Canada
2006 Promises Are Made to be Broken Donna Miranda and Dancing Wounded Contemporary Dance Commune Mae Bayot, Jay Cruz, Tess Jamias, Regina Lasam, Diego Maranan, Donna Miranda
Makati, Philippines
2006 The Role I Should Have Done Antony Rizzi's Moving Productions
Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz Vienna, Austria
2006 City Life: 3 Diego Maranan Deanna Peters, Jocelyn Wong Ayden Gallery Vancouver, Canada
2005 second law Diego Maranan Lori Macdonald, Jocelyn Wong, Vanessa Mayrand Firehall Arts Centre Vancouver, Canada
2005 The Boot Danube Kathryn Ricketts
Roundhouse Community Theatre Vancouver, Canada
2005 The Spell Remains Martha Carter/marta marta HoP
Vancouver East Cultural Centre Vancouver, Canada
2005 EARTH=Home Judith Marcuse
Great Northern Way Campus Vancouver, Canada
2005 Prelude. Fugue. Diego Maranan Maryanne Wong Simon Fraser University Burnaby, Canada
1992 Tiempo Jon Red

Film Philippines

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Selected Volunteer History

Year started Year ended Title Organization Location
Website designer Green Papaya Art Projects: www.greenpapayaartprojects.org Quezon City, Philippines
Website designer "Surface James Balao" Movement/Cordillera Peoples' Alliance: sites.google.com/site/surfacejamesbalao Baguio, Philippines
Website designer Kontra-Agos Resistance Film Festival: kontra-agos.blogspot.com
Website designer Death by Democracy: deathbydemocracy.blogspot.com
Website designer Spencer Herbert Campaign Website Vancouver, Canada
2004 2004 Performer Street Theatre Collective/Spencer Herbert Vancouver, Canada
2003 2004 Member Bus Riders Union Vancouver, Canada
2002 2006 Member, Board of Directors Firehall Theatre Society Vancouver, Canada
2002 2005 Member, Youth Advisory Group Judith Marcuse Projects Vancouver, Canada
1998 2002 Collective member Out on Campus Burnaby, Canada
1998 2002 Volunteer Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group Burnaby, Canada

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Workshop Facilitation Highlights

Year Title Organization
2007, 2008 Moving Through Trauma: Dance and theatre games for therapy Justice for Children International Various locations, Philippines
2008 Facilitators' Training Workshop with Aida Santos National Transmission Corporation, Philippines Manila, Philippines
2008 Movement and Theatre Games with Aida Santos Advocates for Fair Trade Philippines Baguio, Philippines
2007 Stress Relief United Nations International Labor Organization Cavite, Philippines
2005 Movement and Theatre Games with Judith Marcuse Projects Kazenoko Theater Tokyo, Japan
2003 Movement and Theatre Games Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group Sunshine Coast, Canada