CV

EDUCATION

PhD | Awarded February 2015
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Performative Experience Design: Theories and practices for intermedial autobiographical performance

Master of Fine Arts | September 1997 - May 2000
University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Fiction and drama

Bachelor of Science | September 1989 - December 1992
Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, USA
Major in Radio/Television/Film

AWARDS

Best Criticism of CHI Award, 'A Little Respect: Four Case Studies of HCI’s Disregard for Other Disciplines' | ACM SIGCHI 2017

Outstanding Postgraduate Researcher Award | Faculty of Arts & Human Sciences, University of Surrey, 2013

Bursary | FIRT/IFTR Conference 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Conference fees | Doctoral Consortium, DIS 2012, Newcastle, UK

Conference and workshop fees | CHI 2011, Vancouver, Canada

W3 Silver Award, IAVA | website built on my information architecture, 2008

Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award | University of New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2000

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research

Research Fellow, Mixed Reality Lab | April 2017 - present
Professor Steve Benford, University of Nottingham

Visiting Researcher, Mixed Reality Lab | January 2016 - March 2017
Professor Steve Benford, University of Nottingham

Research Associate, Storytelling for Development | February - July 2015
Professor David Frohlich, University of Surrey (PI)

Research Fellow, Research and Development for the Digital Arts in Wales | May 2014 - March 2015
Professor Hamish Fyfe, University of South Wales (PI)

Interaction Design

Information Architect | May 2009 - March 2010
Spacemetric Ltd, Farnborough, UK

Instructional/User Experience Architect | December 2007 - May 2009
Cimex Media Ltd, London, UK

Senior Instructional Designer/Senior Editor | March 2006 - November 2007
PPI/MICOR Solutions Ltd, Slough, UK

E-learning Designer | December 2000 - November 2005
EduCel, Inc, San Francisco and Emeryville, California, USA

University-level Teaching

Dissertation Supervisor | Spring Term, 2013
Theatre Studies (third-year undergraduate) | University of Surrey, UK

Associate Tutor, Augmented Realities | Autumn Term, 2012
Theatre Studies (second-year undergraduate module) | University of Surrey, UK

Demonstrator, Popular Culture and Everyday Life | Spring Term, 2012
Department of Sociology (first-year undergraduate seminars) | University of Surrey, UK

Instructor, Digital Storytelling for Research | October 2011
Digital World Research Centre | University of Surrey, UK

Associate Professor, English Composition | January 2004 - September 2005
Kaplan University Online | Davenport, Iowa, USA

Instructor, English Composition | September 2002 - December 2003
University of Phoenix Online | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Instructor, English as Second Language | Autumn Term, 2001
Armstrong University | Oakland, California, USA

Instructor of Record, English Composition | August 1997 - May 2000
University of New Orleans | New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Instructor, English Composition | September 2002 - December 2003
University of Phoenix Online | Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Selected Administration & Management Roles

Associate Producer (freelance) | April 2010 - November 2012
Burst Films, LLC, Brooklyn, New York, USA

Writer and editor (freelance) | September 2000 - March 2006
Self-employed, San Francisco, California, USA

Production Supervisor (freelance) | March 2000 - September 2005
Downright Swell Productions, Orlando, Florida, USA

Producer (freelance) | November 2000 - May 2002
Santa Fe Ventures, San Francisco, California, USA

Assistant Director | June 1995 - August 1997
The Princeton Review, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

AFFILIATIONS

Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Member

ACM Special Interest Group on Computer-Human Interaction (SIGCHI), Member

FIRT/IFTR (International Federation of Theatre Research), Member

TaPRA (Theatre & Performance Research Association), Member

PUBLICATIONS

Monograph

Spence, J. (2016). Performative Experience Design. Cultural Computing Series. London: Springer-Verlag.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Papers

Taylor, R., Spence, J., Walker, B., Nissen, B., Wright, P. (2017). 'Performing Research: Four Contributions to HCI'. In Proceedings of CHI 2017. New York: ACM Press, pp. 4825-4837.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D., Andrews, S. (2015). 'Performative and Critical Design'. In Proceedings of British HCI 2015. British HCI 2015. Lincoln, UK. New York: ACM Press, pp. 228-229.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D., Andrews, S. (2013). 'Performative Experience Design: Where autobiographical performance and human-computer interaction meet'. Digital Creativity 24 (2), pp. 96-110.

Spence, J., Andrews, S., Frohlich, D.M. (2012). 'Now, where was I? Negotiating time in digitally augmented autobiographical storytelling'. Journal of Media Practice 13 (3), pp. 269-284.

Book Chapters

Spence, J. (2016). 'Performance, Theatre and Drama'. In The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 2017. Oxford: Oxford Journals.

Spence, J., Andrews, S., Frohlich, D. (forthcoming). 'Collect Yourselves!: Risk, vulnerability, and intimacy in participatory performance'. In Alice O'Grady (ed.), Risky Aesthetics: Performance, Participation and Critical Vulnerabilities.

Spence, J., Duggan, P. (2016). 'Performance and...'. In The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 2016. Oxford: Oxford Journals.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D., Andrews, S. (2015). 'Live Digital Storytelling'. eBook from the 4th Global Conference on Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative.

Workshops

Rostami, A., Rossitto, C., Barkhuus, L., Hook, J., Laaksolahti, J., Taylor, R., McMillan, D., Spence, J., Williamson, J. (2017). 'Design Fiction for Mixed-Reality Performances'. CHI 2017, Denver, 6 May 2017. New York: ACM Press, pp. 498-505.

Spence, J. (2015). 'Performing digital media design'. Full-day workshop, Creativity and Cognition 2015, Glasgow School of Art, 25 June 2015. New York: ACM Press, pp. 401-402.

Juried Conference Papers

Marshall, J., Linehan, C., Spence, J., Egglestone, S.R. (2017). 'A Little Respect: Four Case Studies of HCI's Disregard for Other Disciplines' (Best Criticism of CHI Award). In CHI '17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 848-857.

Marshall, J., Linehan, C., Spence, J., Egglestone, S.R. (2017). 'Throwaway Citation of Prior Work Creates Risk of Bad HCI Research'. In CHI '17 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 827-836.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D.M., Andrews, S. (2013). 'Performative Experience Design'. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 2049-2058.

Juried Workshop Papers

Spence, J., Frohlich, D.M., Andrews, S. (2013). 'Crafting the aesthetic event'. In workshop proceedings of Crafting Interactive Systems: Learning from Digital Art Practice. CHI 2013, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Paris, France.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D.M., Andrews, S. (2012). 'The live experience of autobiographical performance'. In workshop proceedings of Exploring HCI's Relationship with Liveness. CHI 2012, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Austin, Texas, USA.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D.M. (2011). 'Reminiscence as performance'. In workshop proceedings of Bridging practices, theories, and technologies to support reminiscence. CHI 2011, ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Vancouver, Canada.

Conference Presentations

Spence, J. (2016). 'Digital Interactions: Between Cape Wrath and Class of '76'. Where from Here: 21 Years of Third Angel symposium. Leeds Beckett University, Leeds, UK, 17 November 2016.

Spence, J. (2016). 'Music sharing through site-specific intermedial performance'. FIRT/IFTR conference. Stockholm, Sweden, 13-17 June 2016.

Spence, J. (2016). 'The Rough Mile: Memory, Imagination, Gifting, and Place in Intermedial Performance'. TaPRA Returning Ghosts – Performance and New Technologies WG Interim Event Buckinghamshire New University, High Wycombe, 24 May 2016.

Spence, J. ,Frohlich, D., Ashelford, R. (2015). 'Visually impaired young people lead the way in disruptive 'low' tech for indoor navigation'. Poster presentation. Include conference. Royal College of Art, London, 17-18 September 2015.

Spence, J., Frohlich, D., Nikolopoulou, M., Barrett, T. (2015). 'Storytelling for Development: Shaping Localism in London'. DS9 conference. University of South Wales, Cardiff, 24-25 April 2015.

Spence, J. (2015). 'The challenge of performance in digital media sharing'. ISIS conference. Utrecht University, Netherlands, 16-18 April 2015.

Calvi, L, Spence, J. (2014). 'Engaging Museum Audiences in a Performance Way'. DRHA. University of Greenwich, London, UK, 31 August-3 September 2014.

Spence, J. (2013). 'Collect Yourselves! Research through design for digitally augmented autobiographical storytelling'. FIRT/IFTR. Barcelona, Spain, 22-26 July 2013.

Spence, J. (2013). 'Live Digital Storytelling'. 4th International Conference on Storytelling. Prague, Czech Republic, 21-24 May 2013.

Spence, J. (2013). 'Collect Yourselves! Engaging with digital archives in autobiographical performance'. Performing Documents conference. University of Bristol, UK, 12-14 April 2013.

Spence, J. (2012). 'Live Digital Storytelling: Performative Experience Design for Autobiographical Storytelling'. DIS 2012, ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems, Doctoral Consortium. Newcastle University, UK, 11 June 2012.

Spence, J. (2012). 'Overweening'. Transform@work Symposium, performance installation. University of Surrey, UK, 25 May 2012.

Spence, J. (2012). 'Negotiating past experience in the present moment of autobiographical performance'. Journeys Across Media 2012. Department of Film, Theatre & Television, University of Reading, UK, 19 April 2012.

Invited Presentations

Spence, J. (2016). 'Performative Experience Design'. Research presentation, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Surrey, 15 March 2017.

Spence, J. (2016). 'Blast Off: Performance, design, and HCI at the Mixed Reality Lab'. Research presentation, GIST, School of Computing Science, University of Glasgow, 17 March 2016.

Spence, J. (2015). 'Performative Experience Design and the aesthetics of performance'. Research presentation, Open Lab, Newcastle University, 10 August 2015.

Spence, J. (2015). 'Designing performance into HCI: How to get an interaction design PhD with craptastic coding skills'. Research presentation, Social Computing Research Centre, University of Lincoln, 12 June 2015.

Spence, J. (2015). 'Performative Experience Design and the aesthetics of performance'. Research presentation, Mixed Reality Lab, University of Nottingham, 29 May 2015.

Spence, J. (2012). 'Live digital storytelling: Performative experience design for autobiographical storytelling'. Research seminar, Mobile Life Research Centre, Kista, Sweden, 6 February 2012.

Spence, J. (2011). 'Performing digital storytelling: Autobiography and experience design'. Research colloquia presentation, Culture Lab, Newcastle University, UK, 28 September 2011.

Outreach and Performance

Mentor and judge, 'Remake A Museum: Great North Museum Design Challenge' (gnmdesignchallenge.co.uk), Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 3–4 December 2016.

Spence, J. (2016). 'Women in Power: Things I Have Seen'. Presentation at Visible Women, Distinction Ltd, Nottingham, 10 March 2016.

Spence, J. (2016). 'Women in Tech/Power: Things I Have Seen'. Presentation at Women In Tech conference, University of Nottingham, 20 February 2016.

Spence, J. and Murphy-Morgan, C, Would-be Nuns and Cowboys performance group. 'Recalibrate', performed at ARC, Stockton, 5 June 2015 and Ivy Centre, Guildford, 17 December 2015.

Bright Club stand-up comedy: three performances in Guildford, Surrey, between 2012 and 2015; one at Winchester Science Festival, 26 July 2014; one at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 18 August 2013.

Student volunteer, Mobile HCI 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, 29 August – 2 September 2011.

Spence, J. (2011). 'Live Digital Storytelling'. Pecha Kucha at Digital Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, 20 April 2011.

Other

Spence, J. (2011). 'Digital Storytelling'. Facts & Fiction 78, August 2011, pp. 21-23.