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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

I am an experienced Interaction Specialist 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 process management, design thinking, HCI, and UI/UX innovation. Whether focusing on requirements analysis, user-centered design, or customer success strategies, I am a problem solver, advocate, and mentor who builds relationships, values clear communication, and loves data.

PUBLICATIONS

– Champlin, A. (2021) “Neowise3.” Recorded July 2020. Track 7, Down the Rabbit Hole, Call It Anything Records, compact disc.
– Champlin, A. (2019) “Motive: Considerations of a Research-based Performance,” Paratext vol. 3 (19) 38-41, 198-200. Hangar Centro de Producción e Investigación de Artes Visuales, Barcelona, Spain.
– Champlin, A. (2018) “Rediscovering the Interpersonal: Models of Networked Communication in New Media Performance.” Department of Intermedia, University of Maine, Orono, ME, USA.

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
Thesis: “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

PERFORMANCES, EXHIBITIONS & LECTURES

2022
– (upcoming) Live-coding performance, VIU 2022, Hangar.org/Sònar Festival/On-the-Fly/TOPLAP BCN, Barcelona
– (upcoming) “Playing Around.” multi-channel mini-workshop/demo, VIU 2022
– (upcoming) Live-coding performance, Algorithmic Art Assembly, San Francisco, California (remote node)
– (upcoming) Live-coding performance, LIVECODERA – International Womxns Day global live-coding community event (livestream)
– Live-coding performance, Algobiente III, L’Antic Forn de Vallcarca, Barcelona

2021
– Spotlight interview & solo performance, TROBADA series 2.1, TOPLAP BCN, Barcelona
– Live-coding performance, VIU 2021, Hangar.org/Sònar Festival/On-the-Fly/TOPLAP BCN, Barcelona
– Live-coding performance, TRANS-NODAL/toplap.org (streamed)

2020
– Live-coding performance, 808 Series, TOPLAP BCN (streamed)
– Live-coding performance, VIU 2020, Hangar.org, Barcelona

2019
– “Hack Aesthetics in Music & Sound Art.” Phonos Lecture Series, Barcelona
– “La Obra Invisible.” Recorreguts Sonors 2019, Center Cívic Convent de Sant Agustí, Barcelona (as Incorporea Collective with Yalili Mora)
– Live-coding performance, Algobiente II, L’Antic Forn de Vallcarca, Barcelona
– 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.)

– UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant 2018
– Hangar Interactive Lab (Barcelona) R&D Grant/Residency 2017
– Dr. Cynthia Nelson Memorial Scholarship 2017
– UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant 2017
– Cabaret Voltaire Guild of Artists, Cabaret der Künstler – Zunfthaus Voltaire, inducted 2016
– UMaine Graduate Research Symposium 2016, 1st place Intermedia Exhibit
– UMaine Intermedia MFA Research Grant 2016
– KahBang Arts Visionary Council, inducted 2013
– Vincent Hartgen Award for “Nonconformism in the Evolution of Kimono,” 2005
– Bangor LocalFest, leadership honorarium 2003

EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE (abbrev.)

– (2021 – present) Senior Engagement Lead – ADP CSL – Barcelona, Spain
– (2020 – present) Sole Proprietor/Tarot Guide – Pragma Tarot – Barcelona, Spain
– (2019 – 2021) Senior Implementation Coordinator – ADP CSL – Barcelona, Spain
– (2018 – 2020) Editor & Content Strategist – Ear to the Earth
– (2017 – present) Freelance Artist, Lecturer, & Researcher
– (2017 – 2018) GTA (Graduate Teaching Assistant) – UMaine Dept. of New Media – Orono, Maine, USA
– (2016 – 2018) GRA (Graduate Research Assistant)/Lab Tech – IMRC Center Fab Lab – Orono, Maine, USA
– (2015 – 2018) Intermedia MFA Candidate/Researcher – University of Maine
– (2015 – 2016) GRA/Faculty Liaison for Emerging Technologies – ASAP Media Services – Orono, Maine, USA
– (2014) Web Producer/Strategist – 10up LLC – Rockwood, California, USA
– (2012 – 2013) Senior Project & Relationship Manager – Creative Digital Imaging – Bangor, Maine, USA
– (2008 – 2012) Project Manager/Requirements Analyst – Creative Digital Imaging – Bangor, Maine, USA

KEY SKILLS & COMPETENCIES

Languages: English (native), Spanish (B1, actively studying), Japanese (previously B1, but very out of practice)
Software Dev: Interaction Design, UI/UX Research, Requirements Elicitation, Wireframing, QC/UAT, development lifecycle/sprint planning, Agile/SCRUM, Project Management, Business Analysis
Comms: Technical Writing & Copy Editing, Program Dev/Training, Grants/Proposals, Public Speaking
Research: Process Documentation, 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 – 2020
– 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.
– Seniors 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)