Dr Jocelyn Spence

I design and study artistically inspired interpersonal mixed-reality experiences that create potentially meaningful and transformational moments. Since January 2016 I have worked in Human-Computer Interaction at the Mixed Reality Lab at the University of Nottingham, now as a Senior Research Fellow.

My research develops the principles of my book, Performative Experience Design (PED), published as part of Springer’s longstanding Cultural Computing Series. PED is situated at the intersection of human-computer interaction and performance studies, particularly intermedial performance. The PED framework shows how to combine approaches from each field to generate novel tools, methodologies, and theories.

My main projects include:

  • the EPSRC-funded Hybrid Gifting project;
  • the EU Horizon 2020-funded GIFT project, Meaningful Personalization of Hybrid Virtual Museum Experiences Through Gifting and Appropriation;
  • the EPSRC-funded FAST project, Fusing Audio and Semantic Technologies for Intelligent Music Production and Consumption.