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Champlin giving a lecture on Brain Computer Interfaces for Performance, 2017.
Champlin giving a lecture on Brain Computer Interfaces for Performance, 2017. Image: Jim Winters.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

With one foot solidly in the tech sector and one established in academic and creative research, I belong in a hybrid, strategic role that capitalizes on my multifaceted experience in design thinking, physical computing, and UI/UX  innovation. I am a problem solver, advocate, mentor, influencer, and product owner who builds relationships, values clear communication, and loves data.

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

2019
Collaborative exhibition, Algorithms That Matter, IEM, Graz, Austria
“Biofeedback as a Controller in Generative Music and Live Coding.” VIU, Hangar.org, Barcelona

2018
Live-coding performance, Algobiente, L’Antic Forn de Vallcarca, Barcelona
“Duet for Bow Chime and EEG.” Does 11, Apohadion Theatre, Portland, Maine
“I Am Sitting…” Algorithms That Matter, Lydgalleriet, Bergen, Norway
“I Am Sitting…” UMaine Intermedia MFA presents Without Borders Festival XV
“Transfer” solo photo exhibition, The White Gallery, Barcelona

2017
“Transfer” solo photo exhibition, IMRC Center, Orono, Maine
“THATCamp on Visualizing the Brain.” Workshop for Maine Digital Humanities Week 2017
“Brain-Computer Interfaces for Performance.” Artist talk, Tuesdays @IMRC lecture series, Orono, Maine
“Interfacio/Extrospacio.” Self-curated collaborative exhibition, The White Gallery, Barcelona
“Paratext 19.” Artist talk, Hangar.org, Barcelona
“I Am Sitting…” Studio Ajar Presents Four Aspects: Contemporary Performance in Practice
“Notes from a Research-based Experimental Practice.” UMaine Museum of Art’s Art@Noon lecture series
“Motive: Considerations of a Research-based Performance.” UMaine Graduate Research Symposium ‘17
“I Am Sitting…” Black Mountain College {RE}Happening Biennial
“Honoring Pauline Oliveros.” (as Experimental Music Collective) Back Cove Contemporary Music Festival

2016
“Motive.” IMRC Center, Orono, Maine
“Ono. Oliveros. Cardew.” (as Experimental Music Collective)
Farmington, Maine & Orono, Maine
“Abandoning Free Will.” Spontaneous Performances at Manifesta 11, Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich (nominated)
“Alvin Lucier: Poet of Acoustic Phenomena.” IMRC Center, Orono, Maine
“I Am Sitting…” UMaine Graduate Research Symposium ‘16 (awarded)
“Experiment #27: Control.” IMRC Center, Orono, Maine
“Chromesthesia Fabula.” IMRC Center, Orono, Maine

HONORS, AWARDS & RESIDENCIES (abbrev.)

2018
UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant ‘18

2017
Hangar Interactive Lab (Barcelona) R&D Grant/Residency ‘17
Dr. Cynthia Nelson Memorial Scholarship ‘17
UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant ‘17

2016
Cabaret Voltaire Guild of Artists, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, inducted
UMaine Graduate Research Symposium ‘16, 1st place Intermedia Exhibit
UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant ‘16

2013
KahBang Arts Visionary Council, inducted

2005
Vincent Hartgen Award for “Nonconformism in the Evolution of Kimono,” (2004)

2003
Bangor LocalFest, leadership honorarium

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE (abbrev.)

2018 – present
Editor & Technology Strategist – Ear to the Earth (reboot) – New York, New York, USA
Board member and content designer for the pending relaunch of a research journal for acoustic ecology.

2016 – 2018
GRA (Graduate Research Assistant)/Lab Tech – IMRC Center Fab Lab – Orono, Maine, USA
Operations, project management, & student mentoring in a state-of-the-art prototyping lab & maker space.

2017 – 2018
GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant) – UMaine Dept. of New Media – Orono, Maine, USA
NMD 251: “Electronic Music Composition,” an introduction to programming with MaxMSP.

2015 – 2016
GRA/Faculty Liaison for Emerging Technologies – ASAP Media Services – Orono, Maine, USA
New Media & technology R&D, solution prototyping, student mentoring.

2014
Web Producer/Strategist – 10up LLC – Rockwood, California, USA
New Business consulting and team resource management for open source technologies and WordPress VIP.

2008 – 2013
Senior Project Manager/Business Analyst – Creative Digital Imaging – Bangor, Maine, USA
Project consulting for corporate and institutional clients; technical sales support & solutions architect; managed the design, development and implementation of custom enterprise software and workflow automations.

EDUCATION

2018 – MFA, Intermedia
University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA
Thesis: “Rediscovering the Interpersonal: Models of Networked Communication in New Media Performance”
Advisors: Dr. Owen Smith & N.B. Aldrich
Field Study: Prague, Budapest, Barcelona
GPA: 3.84

2015 – Bachelor of Arts, Art History (summa cum laude)
University of Maine, Orono, Maine, USA
Capstone: “Shikoku Hachijuhachikasho Meguri” (Pilgrimage to the Sacred 88 Places of Shikoku, Japan)
Field Study: Tokyo & Shikoku, Japan
Advisor: Dr. Michael Grillo
Minors: Chemistry, Japanese language
GPA: 3.76

KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Languages:
English (native), Spanish (A2, actively studying), Japanese (B1)
Software Development:
UI/UX, Process Analyst, Project/Product Manager, Solutions Architect, Process Engineer
Communications:
Technical Writing & Copy Editing, Program Dev/Training, Grants/Proposals, Public Speaking
Research:
Data Analysis, QA, Design Thinking, Hybrid Methodologies, Creative Practice

RELEVANT COURSES & TRAINING

Human-Computer Interaction
Research Methodologies for Creative Production
The Interactive Paradigm
Metadata Systems
Project Management Communication Strategies
Digital Analytics Fundamentals
Agile Development for Teams
Risk Assessment for Business Analysts
Requirements Elicitation and Prioritization
Online Media Production
Collaboration in Social Practice

VOLUNTEERING & COMMUNITY

Documentation & Programming Support, VIU/TOPLAP-BCN, Barcelona, 2018 – 2019
Councilor, KahBang Arts Visionary Council, 2013 – 2015: Appointed office.
Workshop instructor: KahBang Arts/Launchpad, Bangor, Maine, 2011 – 2018
Chair, KBA Board of Directors, 2011 – 2012: Elected office.
Senior ESL coach, Tokyo, Japan, Oct. 2005 – July 2006
Volunteer, Cirque du Poulet Collaborative Arts Festival, Frankfort & Belfast, Maine , 2004 – 2006
Cofounder, Community Initiative for the Arts, Bangor, Maine (sponsor of LocalFest 2003 – 2004)