Francisco Javier Molina is an engineer, actor and media artist working with virtual reality, motion capture, interactive installations, performance art and experimental film. He holds a degree inTelecommunications Engineering from the Army Polytechnic School in Quito, Ecuador.
He moved to New York City to study at NYU School of Engineering along with a minor in acting at Uta Hagen’s HB Studio. He is currently working at NYU MAGNET as faculty researching VR and AR technologies and teaching motion capture workflow for virtual reality.
Javier is currently pursuing his doctorate of philosophy in electronic arts at Rensselaer Polytechnic institute where he is focusing his academic research on live performances and mixed reality.
Javier’s interest in performance has evolved from conventional theater to more eclectic and interactive practices, he has recreated famous performance-art pieces and interactive shows presented at the Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and nightclubs in New York. His work offers a creative way to join passion and involvement with contemporary art and combine with cutting-edge technology.