Tuesday, 19 February 2013

February HA HA HA

Oh, more comedy and yet more comedy! I was worried about posting only once a month - back in November!

/wipes tear from eye/

Did someone mention that I'm in my final year? Or perhaps that I'm finally in my final year, as I've decided to officially push back my deadline for a first full draft from 1 October 2013 to Christmas 2013. Why, you ask?

The answer is: the Spence World Tour 2013! Well, to be honest, it's more of a European tour with my friend Eli's wedding in New York thrown in for good measure. For those of you who don't know Eli, which I assume is most of you, his wedding is the surest sign yet of the impending apocalypse. But only in the best possible way! I refer purely to the chances of snowballs in hell, not to hell per se. We love Lisa!!!

My second and third Bright Club performances have come and gone. They were fantastic! I don't think I could have had a better time. If you search YouTube for 'Jocelyn Spence Bright Club' you'll find the first two. Not sure of the fate of the third one.

My piece with the fabulous Claire Murphy-Morgan, Recalibrate, is coming along super promisingly, and right according to schedule. This has the terrifying side effect that we're close to being ready to show it to people. Guess that means I'd better finish typing up the latest changes, and then, like, memorise it or something... Actual dates and places TBA.

Before that happens, I'll be giving a paper at the Performing Documents conference in Bristol in mid-April.

Then at the end of April it's off to Paris for CHI, where I'll be part of the fantastic-sounding Crafting Interactive Systems workshop, and then giving an alt.chi paper on Performative Experience Design.

Then in May it's Prague to give a paper at the 4th Global Conference on Storytelling, followed by a weekend in Berlin to check out some of the action at the Month of Performance Art. Not performing, sadly, but watching avidly.

Then in July it's Barcelona to give a paper at the IFTR conference. Never been to it - can't wait to see what it's like.

And between New York and Bristol, Ian and I will be spending a long weekend in France and Luxembourg with my lovely friend Carine!

Somewhere in there, I'm supposed to be doing a thesis. MORE COMEDY HIJINKS. I mean, seriously, when is this supposed to happen??? More to the point, I'm at the stage of needing to test my application. Yes, my foray into web design which started just in October/November is now over, and not unsuccessfully. So now I need guinea pigs! Anyone who's interested in finding out more, please ping me!

So that's why I've been incommunicado - deadlines upon deadlines upon deadlines. Now, not so much in the way of deadlines, more in the way of slogging. Therefore, I anticipate more in the way of procrastinatory blog-writing in the near future!