Dr Kathy Cleland

BA Auckland, MA UNSW, Grad Dip Ed Media Studies Rusden, PhD UTS
Senior Lecturer
Director Digital Cultures Program
Honours Coordinator for MECO/Digital Cultures

A20 - John Woolley Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 4721

Website Kathy Cleland
Digital Cultures Program

Biographical details

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

Research interests

  • 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

Teaching and supervision

Consultation Hours: Wednesday 3pm - 5pm

Current Research Students:

Julia Limb - At home and Online: An exploration of domestic craft blogs
(Primary supervisor)

Chris Rodley - Data stories: Towards a poetics of digital information
(Primary supervisor)

Adam (Ping-I) Ho - Value in Play: Items in Digital Environments
(Associate supervisor)

PhD and master's project opportunities

Selected grants

2010

  • The Surveillance and Everyday Life Research Group; Marks P, O'Malley P, Martin G, Robertson S, Cleland K, Epstein C, Clancey G, Race K, Scott Bray R; Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences/FASS Collaborative Research Scheme.

Selected publications & creative works

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Book Chapters

  • Cleland, K. (2012). Not Quite Human: Traversing the Uncanny Valley. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 47-64). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.
  • Cleland, K. (2009). Face to face: avatars and mobile identities. In Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth (Eds.), Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media, (pp. 219-234). United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.

Journals

  • Cleland, K. (2010). Mixed reality interaction: audience responses to robots and virtual characters. Digital Creativity, 21(1), 30-38.
  • Cleland, K. (2010). Prosthetic bodies and virtual cyborgs. Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media [only Research Papers are peer reviewed], 2(1), 74-101.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Entering the Screen. Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 27(3), 22-27.
  • Cleland, K. (2003). Domestic Robots. MESH: film video - digital media - installation - performance - art, 11, 1-4.

Edited Journals

  • Chesher, C., Marks, P., Cleland, K. (2008). Screenscapes. Scan (Sydney): journal of media arts culture.

Conferences

  • Cleland, K., Fisher, L., Harley, R. (2013). Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.
  • Cleland, K. (2011). Robots as social actors: audience perception of agency, emotion and intentionality in robotic performers. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International. [More Information]
  • Cleland, K. (2010). Seeing like a robot: augmented reality vision. 1st International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Melbourne, Australia: Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010.
  • Cleland, K. (2009). Intimate encounters: the mixed reality paradigm and audience responses. Digital arts and culture conference, 2009 (DAC 09), eScholarship (online): University of California.
  • Cleland, K. (2007). Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities in Mobile Media. Mobile Media 2007 - the international conference on social and cultural aspects of mobile phones, convergent media and wireless technologies, Australia: University of Sydney.
  • Cleland, K. (2006). Media Mirrors and Image Avatars. Engage: Interaction, Art and Audience Experience (2006), a CCS/ACID Symposium, Broadway NSW: Creativity and Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology Sydney.
  • Cleland, K. (2004). Talk To Me: Getting Personal With Interactive Art. Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory A Creativity & Cognition Symposium, NSW: Creativity and Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology Sydney.

Textual Creative Works

  • Cleland, K. (2008). Interactive art: digital entities and the audience experience. (pp. 4 - 7). United States of America.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Projected Others. (pp. 1 - 3). New Zealand.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). The New Face of Portraiture in a Digital Age. (pp. 4 - 8). Australia: Face to Face.

Exhibitions / Events

  • Cleland, K. (2011). UNCONTAINABLE: Signs of Life: Robot Incubator. Cumhuriyet Art Gallery/ Maksem, Istanbul, Turkey: 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Face to Face. Newcastle, Australia.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Mirror States. Moving Image Centre, Toi Rerehiko, New Zealand.

Magazine / Newspaper Articles

  • Cleland, K. (2001). Australia's new media arts: going the distance. RealTime, 45.

Other

  • Cleland, K. (2001), Interview with Kathy Cleland.

2013

  • Cleland, K., Fisher, L., Harley, R. (2013). Proceedings of the 19th International Symposium of Electronic Art, ISEA2013, Sydney. 19th International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA 2013), Sydney: ISEA International, the Australian Network for Art & Technology, and the University of Sydney.

2012

  • Cleland, K. (2012). Not Quite Human: Traversing the Uncanny Valley. In L.E.Semler, Bob Hodge and Philippa Kelly (Eds.), What is the Human Australian Voices from the Humanities, (pp. 47-64). Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Publishing.

2011

  • Cleland, K. (2011). Robots as social actors: audience perception of agency, emotion and intentionality in robotic performers. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA 2011, Istanbul: ISEA International. [More Information]
  • Cleland, K. (2011). UNCONTAINABLE: Signs of Life: Robot Incubator. Cumhuriyet Art Gallery/ Maksem, Istanbul, Turkey: 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art.

2010

  • Cleland, K. (2010). Mixed reality interaction: audience responses to robots and virtual characters. Digital Creativity, 21(1), 30-38.
  • Cleland, K. (2010). Prosthetic bodies and virtual cyborgs. Second Nature: International Journal of Creative Media [only Research Papers are peer reviewed], 2(1), 74-101.
  • Cleland, K. (2010). Seeing like a robot: augmented reality vision. 1st International Conference on Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections between Art, Science and Culture, Melbourne, Australia: Transdisciplinary Imaging Conference 2010.

2009

  • Cleland, K. (2009). Face to face: avatars and mobile identities. In Gerard Goggin, Larissa Hjorth (Eds.), Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media, (pp. 219-234). United States: Routledge imprint of Taylor & Francis.
  • Cleland, K. (2009). Intimate encounters: the mixed reality paradigm and audience responses. Digital arts and culture conference, 2009 (DAC 09), eScholarship (online): University of California.

2008

  • Cleland, K. (2008). Entering the Screen. Artlink: Australian contemporary art quarterly, 27(3), 22-27.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Face to Face. Newcastle, Australia.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Interactive art: digital entities and the audience experience. (pp. 4 - 7). United States of America.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Mirror States. Moving Image Centre, Toi Rerehiko, New Zealand.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). Projected Others. (pp. 1 - 3). New Zealand.
  • Chesher, C., Marks, P., Cleland, K. (2008). Screenscapes. Scan (Sydney): journal of media arts culture.
  • Cleland, K. (2008). The New Face of Portraiture in a Digital Age. (pp. 4 - 8). Australia: Face to Face.

2007

  • Cleland, K. (2007). Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities in Mobile Media. Mobile Media 2007 - the international conference on social and cultural aspects of mobile phones, convergent media and wireless technologies, Australia: University of Sydney.

2006

  • Cleland, K. (2006). Media Mirrors and Image Avatars. Engage: Interaction, Art and Audience Experience (2006), a CCS/ACID Symposium, Broadway NSW: Creativity and Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology Sydney.

2004

  • Cleland, K. (2004). Talk To Me: Getting Personal With Interactive Art. Interaction: Systems, Practice and Theory A Creativity & Cognition Symposium, NSW: Creativity and Cognition Studios Press, University of Technology Sydney.

2003

  • Cleland, K. (2003). Domestic Robots. MESH: film video - digital media - installation - performance - art, 11, 1-4.

2001

  • Cleland, K. (2001). Australia's new media arts: going the distance. RealTime, 45.
  • Cleland, K. (2001), Interview with Kathy Cleland.

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