Joan Soler-Adillon

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Joan Soler-Adillon works as a Lecturer in Digital Media at the Department of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he teaches at the BA Film, Television and Digital Production and at the BA/BSc Digital Media Culture & Technology.

He holds a PhD in Communication from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, awarded for his dissertation on the concept of emergence in interactive art, under the direction of Simon Penny (University of California, Irvine) and Lluís Codina (UPF). He holds a Master’s degree from New York University (Interactive Telecommunications Program; Tisch School of the Arts), a Master’s Degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from UPF, and a BA in Philosophy from Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

From 2005 to 2016 he worked at Universitat Pompeu Fabra as a researcher and instructor in digital arts and interactive communication among other subjects. He has also taught at Universitat de Vic, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and Unviersidad San Francisco de Quito (Equador). He has participated in interactive installation, performance and video projects, which have been shown in New York and Barcelona, as well as in online projects and several workshops and conferences. His research interests are currently focused on digital art and on interactive documentary and transmedia.



Freixa, Pere, Carles Sora, Joan Soler-Adillon, and J. Ignasi Ribas. "El découpage interactivo: una propuesta metodológica para el estudio y análisis de aplicaciones audiovisuales interactivas." In IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Investigación de la Comunicación AE‐IC 2014 Bilbao "Espacios de comunicación"., 2014.




Soler-Adillon, Joan. "Playing with Pixels." In Impresión expandida / Expanded print, edited by Eloi Puig, Alicia Vela and Antonia Vilà. Universitat de Barcelona, Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación y Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional, 2011.
Soler-Adillon, Joan. Creating black boxes: Emergence in Interactive Art In ISEA2011. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art.. Istanbul, 2011.



Soler-Adillon, Joan, and Narcís Parés. Interactive slide: an interactive playground to promote physical activity and socialization of children In CHI’09. 27th international Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Boston (MA): ACM, 2009.
Soler-Adillon, Joan, Jaume Ferrer, and Narcís Parés. A novel approach to interactive playgrounds: the interactive slide project In 8th international Conference on interaction Design and Children. Como (Italy): ACM, 2009.