Publications and Presentations

Cleland, K. (2012) “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. (pp. 47-64) [unpaginated manuscript]

Cleland, Kathy. (2012) “Seeing and being seen: modes of surveillance in contemporary art practice” [Conference Presentation]. Surveillance and/in Everyday Life: Monitoring Pasts, Presents and Futures Conference, University of Sydney, 20-21 February, 2012.

Cleland, Kathy. (2011) ” Narcissus 2.0: portraiture in a digital age” [Conference Presentation]. AAANZ Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 6-9 December, 2011.

Cleland, Kathy. (2011) ” The History and Aesthetics of Surveillance Art” [Conference Presentation]. Rewire Conference, Fourth International Conference on the Histories of Media Art, Science and Technology. 28th – 30th September 2011.

Cleland, Kathy. (2011) “Contemporary Australian Robotic Art.” [Panel Presentation]. 17th International Symposium on Electronic Art ISEA2011 Istanbul 14-21 September 2011.

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. Co-convener. (2010) Cultures of Robotics Symposium, The University of Sydney, 16-17 December, 2010.

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:

Cleland, Kathy. (2010) “Performative agencies: human and nonhuman performers” [Conference Presentation] SEAM Symposium (15-16 October 2010). Seymour Centre, Sydney.

Cleland, Kathy. (2010) “Face to face: portraiture in a digital age.” [Conference Presentation] Imaging Identity: Media, Memory and Visions of Humanity in the Digital Present Conference (15-17 July, 2010). National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Cleland, Kathy. (2010). Mixed reality interaction: audience responses to robots and virtual characters. Digital Creativity, 21(1), 30-38.
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Cleland, Kathy (2010). Prosthetic Bodies and Virtual Cyborgs. SECOND NATURE 3 (March), 72-99.
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Cleland, Kathy (2009) “Prosthetic Bodies and Virtual Cyborgs” [Conference Presentation]  Super Human: Revolution of the Species Conference, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) (23-24 November, 2010). Federation Square, Melbourne.  Podcast available:

Cleland, Kathy. (2009) “Play and the audience experience”.  [Presentation and panel participant]. Superhuman Curatorial Masterclass (25-26 November, 2009). Presented by ANAT in association with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Melbourne.

Cleland, Kathy. (2009). “Intimate Encounters: the Mixed Reality Paradigm and Audience Responses”. UC Irvine: Digital Arts and Culture 2009.

Cleland, Kathy (2009) “Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities” in Goggin, G and Hjorth, L. (Eds.) (2009) Mobile Technologies: From Telecommunications to Media, New York: Routledge, pp.221-234. Download pdf

Cleland, Kathy. (2009) “New Media: The audience experience.” [Presentation]. FEHVA Festival (29 May, 2009). Bangalow, NSW.

Cleland, Kathy (2008) Image Avatars: self-other encounters in a mediated world, PhD thesis, University of Technology, Sydney.
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Cleland, Kathy (2008) Interactive art: digital entities and the audience experience.  IEEE MultiMedia, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 4-7, Oct.-Dec. 2008, doi:10.1109/MMUL.2008.92

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

Cleland, Kathy (2008) “Projected Others”  in Cleland, Kathy and Muller, Lizzie (eds.) Mirror States, Campbelltown and Auckland: Campbelltown Arts Centre in association with Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko. Download pdf

Cleland, Kathy and Muller, Lizzie (eds.) (2008) Mirror States, Campbelltown and Auckland: Campbelltown Arts Centre in association with Moving Image Centre Toi Rerehiko. Download Mirror States exhibition catalogue.

Chesher, Chris, Cleland, Kathy and Marks, Peter (eds.) (2008) Screenscapes, special issue of Scan Journal, Macquarie University.

Cleland, Kathy (Sept, 2007) “Entering the Screen” in Artlink Vol 27 # 3, 22-27. Download pdf

Cleland, Kathy (2007) “Face-to-face: Avatars and Mobile Identities”  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)  Ernest Edmonds, Lizzie Muller and Deborah Turnbill (eds.), University of Technology, Sydney, 26-28 Nov 2006. Download pdf

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.

Cleland, Kathy (2003) “Domestic Robots”, MESH #16.

Cleland, Kathy (2002) Introduction and interviews with artists from the Australian Network for Art and Technology art and science residencies (D.V. Rogers, Oron Catts and ionat Zurr, Justine Cooper and Adam Donovan) in Pierce, J. and Farmer, C. (Eds.), Scientific Serendipity, Adelaide: ANAT, pp.10-42.

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.

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 series, Sydney: Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre and national tour.

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”,  essay for Digital Australia 1999 report 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.

Cleland, Kathy (1996) “New Robots: Cyborgs, Softbots and Avatars” in MESH #8/9.

Cleland, Kathy (1996) “How real does it feel?” catalogue essay for Cyber Cultures exhibition Sydney: The Performance Space.

Art Reviews and Interviews

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 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.

Cleland, Kathy (1997) “Positively Video”  (Review Video Positive 97, Liverpool and Manchester), RealTime #19 June/July.

Cleland, Kathy (April, 1997) “Experimenta Media Arts Festival Review” (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.