RMIT University (2012-2014, 2015) Melbourne AU

Visiting Researcher, and Research Fellow

Faculty of Media and Communication, Centre for Games Design Research

Artist-in-Residence, Exertion Games Lab [XGL]

I bring unique expertise in arts-led-research and human-aquatic performance to collaborate with Prof. Floyd Mueller, Director of the Exertion Games Lab and world-leading designer of Exertion Games. As a member of the lab, I focus on the development of design research, concept and implementation of a bodily game; practical application and empirical feedback on formal research on exertion games; and research on enhancing, and extending the human performance experience underwater. My research with the Exertion Games Lab will advance Australia’s interdisciplinary research on wellbeing by creatively bringing into dialogue notable scholars whose work traverses cutting-edge design, social sciences, sports sciences, computer sciences and the humanities. This work will also integrate new interdisciplinary research with bold analysis and designs, to build informed public engagement. Furthermore, experimental outcomes assist in the refinement of collaborative methodologies and purposefully inform the scope of future collaborative investigations with Prof. Mueller to advance new Discovery in Aquatic play. The following outlines practical research highlights collaborating with Prof. Floyd Mueller and the Exertion Games Lab, RMIT University, Melbourne AU.

H20 + HCI Workshops 2012-2013

Sarah Jane Pell directing BalletLab Aquabatics Workshop, City Baths 2013. Photo Tom Penney

iFloat, iFall, Ifly Workshop, 2013 #Investigation
Ballet Lab, Exertion Games Lab & Aquabatics workshop bodies in inflatables and underwater. RMIT Design Hub & Melbourne City Baths.

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Oceanic Performance Biennial 2013 Promo

Oceanic Performance, 2013 #Constellation
Singular body/aquatic actor and agency in Aquabatics adaptation design. Inaugural Oceanic Performance Biennial, Auckland, NZ.

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Gravity Well, Pell & McRae, Adelphi Pool 2013

Gravity Well, 2013 #Experimentation
Imagining performance at the 2020 Olympiad: Pell and McRae, RMIT Design Hub & Adelphi Rooftop Pool and Astronauts as Homo Ludens: Pell & Mueller.

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Pell & Mueller, IE'2013 Abstract

Interactive Entertainment 2013 #Provocation
Designing for Depth: Underwater Play. The 9th Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment: Melbourne AU.

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CHI'13 Interactivity Pell & Mueller Gravity Well

CHI, 2013 #Interactivity
ACM SIGCHI Human-Computer Interaction Conference & First ACM European Computing Research Congress, Palais de Congress, Paris FR.

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Raffe et al, CHIPlay'15

CHI Play, 2015 #Publication
Player-Computer Interaction Features for Designing Digital Play Experiences across Six Degrees of Water Contact, ACM, London UK.

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ALT + HCI Research 2014-2015

Interactions, Pell & Mueller, 2017

Adventure & Technology, 2017 #Interactions
An earthquake-interrupted expedition to Mt. Everest. Interactions, vol. 24, no. 1, pp. 58-62, ACM Magazine

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Pell & Harriage, Mt. Everest 2015 Ubicomp 2016

Ubicomp, 2016 #Analysis
Deriving a HCI design lens from my expeditionary earthquake experiences. ACM Int. Conf. Pervasive Ubiquitous Computing, 12-16 Sep Heidelberg, DE.

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High Altitude Mapping by Pell: Qualysis Demo, Centre for Games Design Research Opening, RMIT Design Hub 2015

High Altitude Performance, 2015 #Demonstration
High Altitude use for Qualisys Motion Capture Systems and NeXus-10 MKII at the Opening of the Centre for Games Design Research, RMIT Design Hub, AU.

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Spin-off HCI ALT + μg Investigations

Pell & Mueller, IAC2016 Astronauts as Homo Ludens

Astronauts as Homo Ludens, 2016 #Taxonomy
Play and performance as space adaption strategy. International Astronautical Federation Paper.

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LifeTree VR Game by Rakesh Patibander

LifeTree, 2018-2019 #UserStudies
Research into use of Interactive pursed lipped breathing VR Game by Space Analogue Mission Crews.

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Bubbles On Mars IAC-18-B3.GST-IP

Bubbles On Mars, 2018 #Performance
An Interactive Presentation for the International Astronautical Federation on 360° EVAs (spacewalks).

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Selected Publications