Digital artist, Sparke Media; course co-ordinator, Masters of Convergent Media University of Western Sydney
Kate Richards is a Sydney-based media artist, academic, producer and PhD candidate. Her recent art projects include "Travels in Beautiful Desolation", a speculative galaxy built in a games engine and exhibited at 'DreamWorlds' in Beijing and regional China 2010; "Bloodbath" a live event with Sydney Roller Derby League, wiimote data and live video DJ at Sydney's Hordern Pavillion 2010; "Spirit Patrol" a video manifestation of the 'Life After Wartime' suite at Plimsoll Gallery Hobart 2011. Kate was the video designer for "Ama and Chan" at Sydney's Urban Theatre Projects in 2011, and is consultant media producer on "Encoded" with Stalker Theatre Company Sydney, working with KinectBox and 3d photogrammatory. Kate is the co-ordinator of the Master of Convergent Media at the University of Western Sydney, Australia's first post graduate degree for Creative Producers in the convergent media industries. Kate is a PhD candidate at the University of New South Wales where she is researching the affordance potential of environments comprised of affective flows.