Jane Prophet received a PhD in arts education from Warwick University in 1995. She has contributed widely to debates about art and computation, in particular interdisciplinary collaboration. She is involved in international discussion about the role of art in higher education, in particular interdisciplinary and practice-based PhDs and the role of the academic artist-researcher. Her PhD blog, “Research Skills and Methods: The Doctorate and Beyond”, is a practical guide to help students get the PhD done and move into the next stage of their professional lives.
Professor Prophet's research foci include the apparatus of contemporary neuroscience experiments, and blended online/offline identities via augmented reality and ubiquitous computing. Her research with neuroscientists into memento mori was supported by a Humanities and Social Sciences Prestigious Fellowship Award from the Hong Kong Research Grants Council. Prophet’s papers position art in relation to contemporary debates about new media and mainstream art, feminist technoscience, artificial life and ubiquitous computing.
Suh, Ayoung and Prophet, Jane. “The state of immersive technology research: A literature analysis”. Computers in Human Behavior 86(2018). 77-90.
Prophet, Jane and Pritchard, Helen. “Ubiquitous: A Life in Technosphere 2.0: the design, individuation, and entanglement of ubicomp apps in urban Southeast Asia”. Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture. Eds. Ulrik Ekman, Jay David Bolter, Lily Diaz, Morten Sondergaard, Maria Engberg. P. 254-266. Routledge: New York 2016.
Prophet, Jane and Pritchard, Helen. “Diffractive Art Practices: Computation and the Messy Entanglements between Mainstream Contemporary Art, and New Media Art”, artnodes no. 15 (June 2015).
Prophet, Jane and Pritchard, Helen. “Performative Apparatus and Diffractive Practices: an account of Artificial Life Art”. Artificial Life 21:3 (2015).
Prophet, Jane. “SE Asian Ubicomp and ALife: Roaming and Homing with TechnoSphere 2.0 Computational Companions”. Conference: SIGCH2015 at Seoul, (2015).