Marlon Barrios Solano is an international interdisciplinary artist and researcher with expertise in software engineering, generative AI, dance improvisation, and mindfulness. His varied portfolio encompasses AI-driven apps, digital therapeutics, web applications, interactive installations, and multimedia performances. A significant aspect of his contributions is the creation and curation of dance-tech.net, a social network for dancers and innovators, and the production of over 200 dance-techTV video interviews. His groundbreaking work with Sati-AI exemplifies the convergence of AI and mindfulness.
Marlon provides his proficiency to diverse sectors, assisting both individuals and organizations in maximizing the benefits of AI. He’s a resident researcher at Lake Studios Berlin and Wisdom Labs in San Francisco, and his research endeavors have spanned across, USA, South America, Germany, Amsterdam, Switzerland, and the UK.
Educationally, Marlon boasts an MFA from The Ohio State University and a completion certificate from the General Assembly Software Engineering Program in 2021. He’s a Kernel Fellow Block5 2022 and imparts Vipassana meditation knowledge to artists and tech professionals. He served as a research associate at the Inter-University of Dance/University of The Arts in Berlin between 2012-2016.
Certified as a Vipassana/Mindfulness Meditation Teacher by the Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Marlon resided at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA from 20016 to 20121. Under the tutelage of Stephen Batchelor, Marlon’s learning journey persists. As an Embodyoga® 200 Hour Certified Teacher, he has globally shared his expertise and spearheaded projects. Currently, he’s aligned as a fellow with the Mind and Life EUROPEAN SUMMER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (ESRI) 2023.