Dr Kathy Cleland
BA (Auck) MA (UNSW) Grad Dip Ed Media Studies (Rusden) PhD (UTS)
Phone: +61 2 9351 4721
Address: S316, A20 - John Woolley
Dr Kathy Cleland is a graduate of the University of Auckland, UNSW and UTS. She was appointed to the Digital Cultures Program as Lecturer in 2003 and promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2010. Kathy’s key areas of research are new media art and digital culture. Kathy is also a freelance curator specialising in the field of contemporary art and new media. Her exhibitions have been presented in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, including ARTificial LIFE, the Cyber Cultures exhibition series, Mirror States and Face to Face: portraiture in a digital age.
Dr Kathy Cleland’s research interests include new media art, digital portraiture, avatars, virtual characters and representations of the self in virtual environments. She is currently researching audience interaction with robotic and virtual characters, the theatrical presentation of robots, art and the aesthetics of surveillance, and new modes of audience interaction and participation.
For more information on exhibition projects see: http://www.kathycleland.com
- New media art and culture
- New media curation
- User-generated content and participatory media
- Online identity
- Mixed reality
- Virtual worlds
- Virtual personas and robots
- The affective dimensions of human-computer interaction
- Cleland, Kathy. (2012 – forthcoming) “Not quite human: traversing the uncanny valley” in What was the Human? Australian Voices from the Humanities, eds. Liam E. Semler, Bob Hodge, B., and Philippa Kelly. Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
- Cleland, Kathy. (2011) “Robots as social actors: audience perception of agency, emotion and intentionality in robotic performers” [Conference Paper]. Proceedings of the 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2011 Istanbul 14-21 September 2011.
- Cleland, Kathy. (2010) Seeing like a robot: augmented reality vision. The first International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture (5-6 November 2010). Artspace, Sydney. Proceedings available here.
- Cleland, Kathy. (2010). Mixed reality interaction: audience responses to robots and virtual characters. Digital Creativity, 21(1), 30-38. http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a922540733~frm=titlelink
- Cleland, Kathy (2010). Prosthetic Bodies and Virtual Cyborgs. SECOND NATURE 3 (March), 72-99.
- Cleland, Kathy (2009) Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities” in Goggin, G and Hjorth, L. (Eds.) Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media, New York: Routledge.
- Cleland, Kathy (2008) Interactive art: digital entities and the audience experience in IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 4-7, Oct.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.92 http://www2.computer.org/portal/web/csdl/doi/10.1109/MMUL.2008.92
- Cleland, Kathy (2008) Image Avatars: self-other encounters in a mediated world, PhD thesis, Sydney: UTS. http://www.kathycleland.com/KathyCleland/Thesis.html
- Cleland, Kathy (2008) The New Face of Portraiture in a Digital Age in Face to Face: portraiture in a digital age. Sydney: d/Lux/MediaArts, available: http://www.dlux.org.au/face2face/Cleland_essay.htm
- Cleland, Kathy (2008) Projected Others (catalogue essay) in Cleland, Kathy and Muller, Lizzie (eds.) Mirror States catalogue, Campbelltown and Auckland: Campbelltown Arts Centre in association with Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko.. Available: www.mirrorstates.com
- Cleland, Kathy and Muller, Lizzie (eds.) (2008) Mirror States catalogue, Campbelltown and Auckland: Campbelltown Arts Centre in association with Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko.
- Chesher, Chris, Cleland, Kathy and Marks, Peter (eds.) (2008) Screenscapes, special issue of Scan Journal, Macquarie University. http://scan.net.au/scan/journal/display_synopsis?j_id=13
- Cleland, Kathy (Sept, 2007) Entering the Screen in Artlink Vol 27 no 3, pp.22-27.
- Cleland, Kathy (2007) Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities in Mobile Media (Conference proceedings) Gerard Goggin and Larissa Hjorth (eds.), University of Sydney, 2-4 July 2007.
- Cleland, Kathy (2006) Image Avatars and Media Mirrors in Engage: audience, art and interaction (Conference proceedings) Lizzie Muller, Ernest Edmonds and Deborah Turnbill (eds.), University of Technology, Sydney, 27-29 Nov 2006.
- Cleland, Kathy (2004) Talk to Me: getting personal with interactive art in Interaction: systems, practice and theory (conference proceedings) University of Technology, Sydney, November 16-19, 2004. Online: http://research.it.uts.edu.au/creative/interaction/aw.php?papers=1
- Cleland, Kathy (2003) Domestic Robots, MESH #16. http://www.experimenta.org/hot/melbourne/mesh.html
- Cleland, Kathy (2002) Scientific Serendipity (articles/interviews with artists from the Australian Network for Art and Technology art and science residencies), Adelaide: ANAT.
- Cleland, Kathy (ed.) (2001) e-volution of new media, Special Issue, Artlink, Vol 21 No 3, 2001.
- Lovink, Geert (2001) Interview with Kathy Cleland, Australian New Media Arts curator, for nettime. http://amsterdam.nettime.org/Lists-Archives/nettime-l-0101/msg00090.html
- Cleland, Kathy (2001) Australia's new media arts: going the distance in "Under_score " Working the Screen supplement, RealTime October-November.
- Cleland, Kathy (2000) Catalogue essays for Infectious Agents, Posthuman Bodies, New Life and Animation Playground exhibitions for "Cyber Cultures: Sustained Release " exhibition, Sydney: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
- Cleland, Kathy (1999/2000) Diving into the Virtual (article on Char Davies) in RealTime #34 Dec/Jan.
- Cleland, Kathy (1999) Digital Media 20: new media art from Australia, catalogue essay for Digital Australia 1999 Sydney: Experimenta/Australian Film Commission Publication.
- Cleland, Kathy (1999) ARTificial LIFE catalogue essay for ARTificial LIFE exhibition, Auckland: Artspace.
- Cleland, Kathy (1997) Who will I be Today? Cyber Cultures and Human Identity in the Late Twentieth Century ", catalogue essay for Cyber Cultures exhibition Sydney: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
- Cleland, Kathy (1996) Australian Women Artists and New Media Technologies in MESH #10, 1996. http://www.experimenta.org/mesh/mesh10/10kc.html
- Cleland, Kathy (1996) New Robots: Cyborgs, Softbots and Avatars in MESH #8/9. http://www.experimenta.org/mesh/mesh08/8cle.html
- Cleland, Kathy (1996) How real does it feel? catalogue essay for Cyber Cultures exhibition Sydney: The Performance Space.
- Cleland, Kathy (2000) John Tonkin: Personal Eugenics Review, Photofile, "Tekhne " issue 60, Aug.
- Cleland, Kathy (2000) Interface: visons of the body and the machine in ART Asia Pacific, special new.media issue, 27.
- Cleland, Kathy (1999) Metal turtles and fire-breathing fish (Review of Pacific Wave Festival, multiple venues in Sydney), RealTime #29 Feb/March.
- Cleland, Kathy (1998/1999) The Acid House Review, RealTime #28 Dec/Jan.
- Cleland, Kathy (1998) crosSeXXXaminations Review (Beth Stryker and Virginia Barratt, Artspace, Sydney), RealTime #24 April/May.
- Cleland, Kathy (1998) Code Red @ The Performance Space Review (The Performance Space, Sydney), RealTime #23 Feb/March.
- Cleland, Kathy (1997) From the Inside Out - Isabelle Delmotte's epileptograph: the internal journey in MESH #11. http://www.experimenta.org/mesh/mesh11/11cle.html
- Cleland, Kathy (1997) Positively Video (Review Video Positive 97, Liverpool and Manchester), RealTime #19 June/July.
- Cleland, Kathy (April, 1997) Experimenta Media Arts Festival (Lonsdale St Power Station, Melbourne), in Photofile #50.
- Cleland, Kathy (1996/1997) Exile, Decoder and ShaKe: a potent multimedia cocktail of on-line ideas, dreams & interactions with a twist of real world politics (interview with E. 'Gomma' Guaneri and Graham Crawford), Broadsheet, Vol.25 No.4.
- Cleland, Kathy (1996) EMAgining the future (interview with Shiralee Saul and Peter Handsaker), RealTime, #15 Oct/Nov.
- Cleland, Kathy and Cranswick, David (1996) Making Robots: an interview with Ron Newson from Showtronix in MESH #8/9. http://www.experimenta.org/mesh/mesh09/9newm.html