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Our research project, MODINA (Movement, Digital Intelligence and Interactive Audience) is a 3-year dance and technology project, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the EU ( We’re opening a call for artist residencies for multidisciplinary duos, with competences in dance and in technology (particularly related to computational creativity and audience interaction), for example: a dancer/choreographer and a creative technologist. Following the successful first edition of the MODINA residencies, we are organizing 5 residencies of 8 weeks, between January and May 2025, across 5 cities: Bucharest, Budapest, Düsseldorf, Ljubljana and Tallinn. Deadline for applications: 4/August.

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Open Call || Lake Studios Berlin

LAKE Studios Berlin — Dance Research and Residency Center

To round out our 2024 Submerge program, LAKE Studios is seeking finished performance works that explore the intersections of (live) music and dance. We are particularly interested in artists and works that give voice to underrepresented cultural expressions in the German contemporary dance and performance scene.

OUR CALL: We are looking for finished pieces — solos, duets or trios — 30 to 40 minutes in length, to be presented in an evening or afternoon double-bill with another artist’s work. We will also give consideration to durational pieces or installations designed for public spaces.  Artists must be willing to offer a two-day workshop, The Choreographer’s LAB, to introduce their work processes to other professional performance artists. Workshops will take place from 11:00 – 16:00 on two consecutive days. Chosen pieces will be presented either the week of August 5th, August 19th, or the week of August 26th. Artists must be based in Berlin.

THEME: Pleasure and Groove, Rhythm and Resistance

We need to learn how to practice love such that care—for ourselves and others—is understood as political resistance and cultivating resilience.”  Adrienne Maree Brown, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good

This year’s SUBMERGE Festival will highlight the confluence of music and dance, and their joint potential to foster joy, strength, resistance and resilience. We will consider works connecting (live) music and dance that address any of these questions:

Do you have a finished work that holds at its center the relationship between music, rhythm and dance?

A piece that explores the philosophical potential of rhythm, the musical body, the gratification of dance performed with live music, and/or the risks and rewards of presenting the dance-inherent-in-music and the-music-inherent-in-dance? Does your work fit the guiding quote above?

Does it explore activism via tools of music and dance? 

Is your work engaged with underrepresented dance and music within the German contemporary dance and performance scene?

Does your work celebrate the joyful power of performance and challenge us to think critically or act with awareness in the face of adversity?

The SUBMERGE Festival will take place in barrier free studios.


  • Two-day Workshop 500€ for one facilitator
  • Performance 350€ per artist
  • Light and tech support for performance
  • Professional video and photos of performance
  • Child care support during workshop and performance
  • Accessibility support
  • 4 hours of Studio time in July or August

To apply, use the application form, available HERE and on our website for download. Applications can be submitted in German or English. Email complete forms to  



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This a call for a 2 months paid residency for collectives (existing or newly established on the occasion of this call, ideally 5 persons). The period of 2 months can be spread over a maximum of 5 months. Read more about the practical details further below.First we would like to give you more info about the context and the framework of this call.


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 Berlin, April 10th 2024

Hello to all members of the family and enthusiasts of the digital dance realm,

As we look back on the remarkable journey that has undertaken since its inception in October 2007, it's thrilling to consider the path that lies ahead. Born from a vision to blend the realms of dance, technology, and digital culture, has grown into a vibrant community of artists, technologists, and scholars who share a passion for pushing the boundaries of what's possible in art and technology.

A Vision Expanded has always been more than a platform; it's a living, breathing ecosystem that thrives on collaboration, innovation, and exploration. Our mission has led us to foster an environment where new ideas can flourish, where the intersection of movement and technology sparks creative fires.

Our Supportive Partners

As we embark on this next chapter, we're excited to announce the support of key partners who share our commitment to innovation and education in the realms of dance and technology. Lake Studios Berlin ( continues to be a steadfast supporter, providing a space where artists and technologists can converge and create.

Radiona (, with its dedication to open community and innovation, aligns with our vision of a collaborative future.

Furthermore, we're establishing special educational partnerships with leading organizations in the AI space: Hugging Face ( and ( These collaborations are set to enrich our community's understanding and application of AI in dance and performance, marking a significant leap forward in our collective exploration of digital technology.

Looking Forward

This next phase for is not just about growth; it's about deepening our engagement with the digital world and its potential to transform dance and artistic expression. We are standing at the threshold of a new era, ready to explore the possibilities of movement, embodiment, cognition and digital technology with a special focus on AI's role in redefining these domains.

An Invitation to Explore | Helps us  with new directions...

This journey would not be possible without you, our community. Your curiosity, passion, and creativity have been the driving force behind's evolution. As we move forward, I invite you to join us in this exciting new phase. Let's continue to challenge the boundaries of dance and technology, together. Let me know in the comments how do you feel about these new and how can we reacticate the community and these exciying filed of inquiry.

Warm regards,

Marlon Barrios Solano Curator | and 


Play with this generative desgn and AI app here:

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12383722686?profile=RESIZE_180x180Hello Dance and Tech for ever lovers,

Natalya Velikanova, digital artist, and myself are creating a new digital hub called Novatopia (, based in Toulouse, France.

We offer workshops and residencies on VR, AI and dance.

Please find the program in the site itself. Sorry it is not yet translated in English.

Novatopia: Digital Hub Toulouse, Occitania, and more to come ….A new time-space where artistic and technological innovation meet to create a limitless creative lanscape, paving the way to the expression of new digital forms and immersive experiences in Toulouse and in its proximity.
Co created with @nataliya.velykanova (@gate22official)
It would be a pleasure to meet with you in some of the events ….
#workshop #conference #creation #art #dance #performance #music #AI #Toulouse #Novatopia

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This is the unseeable space in which machine learning makes its meaning. Beyond that which we are incapable of visualizing is that which we are incapable of even understanding. — James Bridle


Latent space, in the realm of machine learning and artificial intelligence, refers to a high-dimensional abstract space where data’s intrinsic, hidden features are represented in a compressed form. This space is particularly significant in the context of generative models, such as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and transformers, where it serves as the groundwork for the models to learn, encode, and manipulate the underlying patterns of the data they’re trained on. By navigating through this latent space, these models can generate new instances of data that, while reflective of the learned patterns, are distinct and original.

In “Duets in Latent Space,” embodies a live collaboration between the artist or user— situated before a laptop — and generative AI models that reside within this enigmatic latent space. Through various forms of input, whether they be movements, sounds, or digital interactions, the AI responds in kind, generating visual, auditory, or textual outputs that are played back in real time.

In “Duets in Latent Spaces,” I navigate different trajectories in the domain where machine learning finds its meaning inspired by James Bridle’s contemplation on locating these spaces beyond our capacity to visualize or understand.

“Duets in Latent Spaces” is conceptualized as a lecture-performance, installation and webpages, designed to bridge the realms of the tangible, the remembered and the speculative, facilitating presentations both in person and online.

This project unfolds through a series of vignettes combining stories, re-tellings, interfaces, software, movement scores and re-performances, each spanning 3 to 7 minutes, that illuminate trajectories of the generative potential of human-AI interaction, inviting the audience into a collaborative narrative that melds human intuition, storytelling with algorithmic playfulness.

Each segment is woven with personal stories, dances, histories about cybernetics, migration, post-coloniality and choreographic thinking. They venture into uncharted probability spaces, powered by bespoke applications I’ve developed to interface with advanced generative AI models and machine learning models for body and gesture recognition.

These interactions forge semantic and action landscapes that delve into the deep, unseen dimensions of data, cultural memory and language. By reversing the hegemonic narratives of generative AI and manipulating inputs, actions, and prompts, I navigate the AI models’ generative processes exploring their emancipatory potential, forging unique cognitive recombinations with evolving texts, images, and soundscapes set within the ethereal spaces of desire, affect, memory, longing and hybrid materiality.

Central to this project are several technologies: p5.js, enabling creative coding in the browser; Next.js, for rendering server-side React applications; machine learning models for hangs gesture and body movement recognition; humansLarge Language Models (LLMs), offering extensive capabilities for generating human-like text; and Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs), known for producing highly realistic images. These technologies underpin the performance, emphasizing REAL-TIME dynamic interactions that highlight the creative and epistemic challenges of generative AI.

Moreover, “Duets in Latent Spaces” extends beyond the performance realm into live, interactive applications, making the underlying technology directly accessible. The apps themselves, alongside their source code, are freely available, inviting further exploration and engagement from the audience and the broader community. This transparency aims to demystify the technology, encouraging a hands-on understanding and critical examination of AI’s role in shaping our perceptions of identity, creativity, and reality.

This project and each node is a mutable invitation to ponder the unseen forces that mold our digital and physical existence (as memory and imagination), offering a nuanced perspective on the intricate relationship between human cognition and artificial intelligence. Through this work, I challenge audiences to reflect on the invisible dimensions that influence our world, inhabiting the gap between the known and the unknowable latent space of entropic creativity.

It has been presented at:

-. Generative AI, Arts and Ethics, think-tank at Chateau de Fey, France March 5th of March 2024.

-. ACCAD Future Tech | The Ohio Stare University OSU Dance (Online) February 22nd 2024

-. Unfinished Fridays @ Berlin Lake Studios February 23rd 2024.

It can be adapted to be presented as installation-performances, installations, online apps and as line and online lecture-performance.


Hyper-elements in Latent Space


Extraordinary Alien


Entropic Haiku


In Pursuit of Stolen Ghosts


Bauhaus Time Traveller


Impossible Simplicity


Lots of gratitude for the granted access of the most advanced realtime models from

For booking and/or information contact



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Call for professional choreographers, dance companies and directors who want to participate in the Video Dance Showcase, to be held in Almada - Portugal, between September 19 to October 6, 2024.

The Video Dance Showcase is a section of the Quinzena de Dança de Almada - International Dance Festival, this year in the 32nd edition.

- The organisation will assure the conditions for the presentation of the selected pieces, being responsible for the programming and promotion of the presentations.

- The organisation will provide space and technical conditions for the presentation of selected videos.

- The organisation will be allowed to record and photograph the event and use excerpts of the pieces for promotion, archive, and educational purposes.

- The organisation will choose the location and time of presentation, within the duration of the festival.

- The authors are invited to attend the screening and participate in the presentation if they have the possibility to be present.

The submitted proposals must be:

- Works of Video Dance with a duration of 8 minutes or less.

- Presented by video directors, choreographers, dance companies or other institutions that hold the rights of presentation (proof of author's permission for presentation in the festival must be sent if the application is approved).

Online application form available here:

Dealine for applications: 8 April 2024

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Inspired by Nahuel: Marlon Barrios Solano delves into generative design and human-computer interaction at Lake Studio Berlin, inspired by Nahuel Gerth's innovative approaches. Read more

Meta-fictions: Entangled with Odd Kins: Reflect on the interplay between dance, AI, and narrative in Marlon Barrios Solano's latest project, showcasing unpredictable artistic evolution. Explore further

Unfinished Fridays #106: Don't miss a unique evening at Lake Studios Berlin on February 23rd, 2024, featuring new works by resident artists and special guests. Details here

Sacred Economics (2019 Remix): Engage with Charles Eisenstein's ideas on transforming our economic systems towards sustainability, presented in a thought-provoking remix. Watch now

Poetics of Encryption Exhibition 24: Visit KW Institute for Contemporary Art from February 17 to May 26, 2024, for an exhibition exploring digital tools, secrecy, and the cultural implications of technology through the work of over 40 international artists. Learn more

Stay informed and inspired with this week's selection of engaging events and exhibitions!


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Inspired by Nahuel

Immersing myself in this residency at  Lake Studio Berlin, I have been inpired by the young designer and creative coder Nahuel Gerth. Based in Prague, he is not just a designer, but a visual storyteller, playfully weaving together the threads of science, arts, technology,  with  the laguage and tools of generative design. I am inspired by his passion for innovation and playfullness, while exploring  the boundaries of human-computer interaction and design.


Nahuel is also a new member.



Dancing Team

Digital Twin

Nahuel, plays with  form, code, and emboiment. He uses procesural design for the web as a medium of art and playfully expands interaction with elegamt design. Visit  Nahuel's Website and follow his journey on Instagram @NahuelGerth.

🖌️ Contrast and Identity 🖌️

One facet of Nahuel's work that profoundly resonates with me is the stark contrast it presents between the materiality of emboiment and slick graphic dynamic 2D design. He juxtaposes algorythmic design with the material reality of embodiment. This interplay between Nahuel's digital geometies and my corporeal existence creats a compelling narrative tension. 


impossible simplicity
Day 2 AIR Lake Studios Berlin
Concept, programming, video and performance by Marlon Barrios Solano

🎨  Residency Experiences 🎨

t Lake Studio Berlin, my residency immerses me in a world where art and technology seamlessly blend to create a new frontier of expression. Armed with tools like p5.js and MediaPipe, coupled with the flexibility of web-based platforms, I sculpt interactive, generative environments that transcend traditional boundaries. These digital dances, born from code and creativity, exist as fluid experiences accessible to all, embodying the inclusive spirit of open-source technology.

Through my exploration, I strive to foster collaboration and inclusivity within the artistic community. Every keystroke and algorithmic tweak represents not just artistic creation, but also a commitment to sharing knowledge and insights. The LapTop Dances Prototype, a culmination of concept, programming, and performance, serves as a tangible manifestation of this ethos.

As I delve into realms of creative coding, machine learning, and generative AI, both in text and image, I anticipate the evolution of participatory performances that blur the lines between the digital and physical realms. Stay tuned for updates as I unveil the results of this exploration within the Laptop Dances | Soft Spaces project.

For ongoing research and developments, visit Marlon Barrios Solano's website.


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LapTop Dances Prototype
Concept, programming and performance by Marlon Barrios Solano
Code and live app here:
7th day of AIR at @lakestudiosberlin

In this residency I am researching creative coding, machine learning, generative AI  (text and image) and participatiry improvisational performance.

I will be presenting some of tis reserach very soon and it is part of the project Laptop Dances | Soft Spaces.

#ArtAndTechnology #GenerativeArt #DigitalSculpture #InteractiveArt #CreativeJourney #dancetech


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Reflecting on the culmination of our residency at Lake Studios Berlin in November 20th 2023, “Meta-fictions: A Fugue entangled with several odd kins and intelligences” represents a significant milestone in my journey exploring the realms of generativity, dance, and AI. This performance was not just the result of collaborative efforts but also a testament to the boundless possibilities that arise when different worlds of creativity and technology intersect.

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Throughout the residency, my focus was on leveraging the capabilities of generative AI, to create an innovative choreographic tool also inrelation with the history of the use of rule systems and improvisational structures by dancers and actors. We iengaged in a dynamic dialogue with AI. We created a generative loop of continuous improvisation in collaborations with AIs. This process illustrated the true essence of generativity — an evolving, unpredictable artistic expression.

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In “Meta-fictions,” we delved into the realm of self-aware storytelling. The performance was a conscious blend of fiction and reality, constantly evolving and reshaping itself based on the interactions between the dancers, AI, and the audience. This approach allowed us to explore the narrative in a way that questioned and played with the very nature of storytelling in the digital age. We collaborated and performed with fabulation engines.

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A key aspect of the residency’s outcome was its rich tapestry of cultural influences due to our nationalities and complex histories: Venezuela, Mexico and Spain. From ancient indigenous chants to the modern rhythms of Spanish pop and American hits, the musical landscape of the performance was diverse and vibrant. The inclusion of Miguel Bose’s iconic performance in drag from Almodovar’s “Tacones Lejanos” brought an element of cinematic flair, merging music, film, and dance. The movements, inspired by the dramatic essence of bullfighting, connected our digital creation with deep-rooted cultural expressions. Longings, belongings and exiles were present.

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In this project, AI took on multiple roles — as a repository of memories, a source of imagination, an evidence of cultural mashup and as collaging unique worlds. Durinf the process, AI-generated visuals of ethereal forms of jellyfish and algae, were not just artistic elements but symbolized the blending of the natural and digital realms, hight art conceptuality and fantasize about alien rituals. These OddKins represented the symbiosis of life forms. We watched Donna Haraway documentary and also sang karaoke. Working with LLMs is going meta all the time.

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As I look back on “Meta-fictions,” I see it as an exploration in the field of performance art and installation. It’s a vivid example of how computation and AI happens is time and time happened in semantic realms. This residency at Lake Studios Berlin was an opportunity to navigate the uncharted (yet familiar) waters of generativity, AI, and dance improvisation. Stuff that changes in real-time.

Thanks to the artists collaborators in this residency Dakota Comin, Cesar Rene Perez, and Vera Rivas and the support of Lake Studios Berlin.

All images are from Maria Kousi and were taken in November 17th 2023.

Read experimental process documentation on Lake Studios Berlin blog

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Sati-AI is not intended to be a monolithic knowledge base on Buddhist meditation practice and theory, instead, it is designed to embody and augment my interdisciplinary research path in relation to my Vipassana meditation practice. My art and research traverses cognitive science, dance improvisation and choreography, contemplative practices, art and technology and software development. In Sati-AI, early buddhist knowledge is an attractor. Sati-AI is imagined as an embodiment of the distributed, uncertain, and queer condition of not having a center, a rigor necessitated by the state of knowing not knowing. Sa
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BIONICA purpose of bionica is to vindicate thinking, production and and the artistic and technological practices carried out by women. 

In this first version of BIÒNICA are interested in exhibiting a diversity of audiovisual proposals from all over the world. 

The call extends to all artists regardless of their gender who deal with issues related to women and enthusiasts of film, dance film, video or documentary.

Biònica Audiovisual will be held online, based on the website as well as an online presentation in the context of Biònica women, art, technology and society found remotely from the city of Barcelona between 27 and December 30, 2021.



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Dance and Music: The 21st Century Direction.

Manjunan Gnanaratnam.



The Avant-Garde of any art form is spearheaded by its Artists, and then documented by its Scholars, Theorists & Historians. During the 20th Century, Dance [Concert Dance], with the Kinesthetic Body as its instrument, Deconstruction as its primary process for investigations, Movement Vocabulary as its language, and Choreography as its creative outlet, examined its inherent Multi-Disciplinary identity extensively resulting in the development of Modern Dance, followed by Post-Modern Dance, leading us into the 21st Century. Music/Sound, an integral component of this Multi-Disciplinary identity of Dance, negotiated these developments through both period’s into the latter part of the last century establishing a direction in Music that is now specific to Dance. However Scholars and Theorists on this are yet to emerge, leaving the discourse on the subject to those from both Music and Dance fields to collaborate on viewpoints when called upon, deferring to each other for conclusions. Hence, until Dance Music Theorists and Scholars emerge, those who don’t have to collaborate on the subject for analysis, my below diagram, incorporating Yvonne Rainer’s from 1980, reflects the extensive developments in this collaborative art form of Dance and Music that occurred during the 20th century, beyond the situational Micro Cycles of Limited Affect/Effect through the ubiquitous, conventional Dance and Music collaborations, to the extensive Macro Cycles of Complex Affect/Effect of the feedback loops and pathways of symbiotic artistic flow of influence, and of extensive Multi-Disciplinary explorations that occurred between some of the critical figures from both Music and Dance. This in turn influenced both art forms, including extending the creative capabilities of the Artists beyond the conventional practices of their Art, while establishing a specific, complex lineage and practice of Dance Music and pointing to where future directions of it will come from. The discourse on this specific subject doesn’t have to begin at point A, it can continue from point R..


 ©2019. Manjunan Gnanaratnam

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Call for Provocations & Panelists: 

What aspects of your practice/research are invisible to your collaborators? 


Extended Deadline for Panelists: October 5th, 2019

Extended Deadline for Provocations shared at MOCO: October 9th, 2019

Provocations are also accepted on a rolling basis, before, during, and following MOCO 2019.


We invite succinct provocations addressing the above question from diverse perspectives. We want to hear from artists and scientists, philosophers and robots, professionals and students, and everyone in between and beyond. 


The goal of the provocations is to incite dialogue about the ways in which tension within collaborative and cross-disciplinary work can be at once challenging and generative. We aim to draw out and mobilize critical differences between the motives and methods of various disciplinary communities as a source of mutual inspiration and innovation. 


Provocations may take a range of forms (text, images, audio, video, etc.), and should be max 250 words or 60 seconds for time-based media. Co-authored and multilingual provocations are encouraged, and multiple submissions are welcome.  All provocations will be posted online ( and shared  via social media platforms on a rolling basis. Provocations submitted in advance of September 30, 2019 will also be shared in the context of the Conference on Movement and Computing (MOCO) 2019 to take place in Tempe, Arizona from October 10-12, 2019. 


Those who plan to attend MOCO 2019 may also indicate their interest in being selected to participate in a 90-minute panel discussion on “Generative tension in cross-disciplinary collaboration” during the conference. Following MOCO 2019, we plan to invite submissions for a peer-reviewed publication that elaborates themes from the event. If you wish to be considered as a panelist, please see the Call for Panelists, and  submit your provocation by September 30, 2019. 


In the provocations, as well as the panel, contributors are asked to draw on their own experiences to address questions such as:

  • What is included and excluded, intentionally or not, from the representations of time, movement, bodies, interaction, gestures, etc. which are integral to your practice/research? In what ways do these exclusions matter to you?
  • How does that which is invisible or excluded also iteratively shape your practice with regard to movement and computing?
  • Who gets to claim expertise and ownership of knowledge and know-how related to movement versus computing—or alternately, in both areas—and what are the implications of acting as a representative of your disciplinary community in a cross-disciplinary context?
  • What is the role of collaboration, both implicit and explicit, in projects related to movement and computing? In past MOCO proceedings, who becomes implicated (beyond stated authors and participants) in papers related to transmitting choreographic knowledge, producing software platforms to support learning in dance and music, and movement analysis more broadly?


For further thematic guidance, please see the Extended Abstract


If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Rajko, Teoma Naccarato and John MacCallum at:


Submit your provocation here:


For more, visit:

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Its been a while, but I wanted to share the link to download this past year's Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018. The Contemporary Performance Almanac 2018 is a crowd-funded and open-source overview of contemporary performance created or presented during the 2017/18 season available for touring now.

Here is the link!


Caden Manson


Big Art Group

Contemporary Performance Network

Special Effects Festival


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Resume Objective Samples

I'd like to share some resume objective samples with you.

Wait! Before I do that, I want to take the time to clearly define exactly what the purpose of the resume objective statement is professional nursing resume writers. I'll also show you the biggest mistake people make in writing their objective.

So, what is a resume objective statement?

First, let me tell you what it isn't. The resume objective is not the place for you to write about your own desires. I know that is what the vast majority of people write for their objective. I am sure you have seen it too.

Let me give you a couple of examples of what I am talking about.

Bad Resume Objective Samples

Obtain a challenging customer service position at a progressive company where I can advance to more rewarding positions.

PC support technician for a small company.

Okay. Those are examples of what you don't want to do.

This is why you do not want to write like that in your resume objective.

Purpose of the Resume Objective Statement

The objective statement is your chance to tell your potential employer how your goals align with theirs. Sure you can use it to give them an idea of what your own goals are but you want to keep the focus on them.

Read the samples above again. Do you see anything in those statements that benefit the company? No. It's all about the job seeker and what they want.

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