TRDA DANCE PROGRAM
BODIES IN TECHNOLOGY
Monday, February 1, 2021 – 5:00 to 6:30 pm
Guest Artist / Lecture
Visual Artist, Anthropology, Design + Technology, Film
Parsons Design and Technology, The New School for Design
Hostos Community College, the City University of New York
Interactive Telecommunication Program, New York University
Ayodamola Tanimowo Okunseinde (ayo) — a Nigerian-American artist, designer, educator, and time-traveler living and working in New York. Okunseinde studied Visual Arts at Rutgers University earning a B.A. His works range from speculative design to physically interactive works, wearables, and explorations of “Reclamation”. His past residencies include Eyebeam, IDEO’s Fortnight, New INC, Recess Assembly, and The Laundromat Project. He has presented at the 11th Shanghai Biennale, Afrotectopia, Brooklyn Museum, EYEO Festival, M.I.T. Beyond the Cradle, and Tribeca Storyscapes amongst others. His works exist between physical and digital spaces—across the past, present, and future—and ask us, via a technological lens, to reimagine notions of race, identity, politics, and culture as we travel through time and space.
Okunseinde has taught at 92Y, Bennington College, Hostos CUNY, and New York University. Ayo is an Anthropology MA candidate at The New School for Social Research studying Blackness, the body, in time and space. He holds an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York, where he serves as Assistant Professor of Interaction and Media Design.
Dance Video: https://vimeo.com/32234616