Researcher

Associate Professor Katherine Moline

My Expertise

Design history and theory, Design innovation, Design research, Experimental design, Speculative Design, Critical Design, Co-design, Communication design, Transdisciplinary art and design, Collaboration.

Biography

Katherine Moline is Associate Professor at the School of Art & Design, UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on the dynamics between technological and social forces in art and design. Her analyses of experimental design have been most recently published in Undesign: Critical Practices at the Intersection of Art and Design (Routledge, 2018) and Food Democracy: Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art (Intellect, 2017). Her...view more

Katherine Moline is Associate Professor at the School of Art & Design, UNSW Sydney. Her research focuses on the dynamics between technological and social forces in art and design. Her analyses of experimental design have been most recently published in Undesign: Critical Practices at the Intersection of Art and Design (Routledge, 2018) and Food Democracy: Critical Lessons in Food, Communication, Design and Art (Intellect, 2017). Her innovations in research methods have been documented in Uncertainty and Possibility: New Approaches to Future Making in Design Anthropology (Bloomsbury, 2018) and The Routledge Companion to Digital Ethnography (Routledge, 2017).

Katherine is currently curating a touring exhibition on embodied data, and has led curatorial teams for design exhibitions, including:

Climactic: Post Normal Design, Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (2016)
http://millergallery.cfa.cmu.edu/exhibitions/climacticpostnormal/

Experimental Thinking: Design Practices, Griffith University Art Museum, Brisbane (2015)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fSXUp_c2cc

Experimental Practice: Provocations in and Out of Design, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne (2015)
http://www.designhub.rmit.edu.au/exhibitions-programs/experimental-practice-provocations-in-and-out-of-design

Feral Experimental, University of New South Wales Galleries, Sydney (2014)
http://www.niea.unsw.edu.au/events/exhibition-feral-experimental

Her current practice-based research includes a critical review of research methodologies in art and design, a series of experimental workshops on social practices with mobile media, CCTV, robots and VR, and a number of ongoing system artworks:

Expanding Experimental Aesthetics in the Social Imaginary, Sydney (2018)

Myths of the Near Future: Robots, University of Moratuwa, Colombo (2017)

Myths of the Near Future: CCTV, The Selfie and Social Activism, University of New South Wales Sydney (2016)

Myths of the Near Future: Mobile Media, Griffith University Art Museum (2015)
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/myths-of-the-near-future/6888830

Era of Surveillance: Persons of Interest, Fisher Library, University of Sydney (2015)
http://news.library.usyd.edu.au/category/exhibitions/

Katherine was awarded the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research Supervision, College of Fine Arts, UNSW in 2009. Current/Completed students and topics supervised include:

Benjamin Bailey (PhD, practice-based, joint) Democratising Data: 3D Virtual Reality (VR) and the Biomedical Aesthetic (commenced 2019)

Teresa Hunter Hicks (PhD, joint) Collaboration, Collectivity, and Political Action in Australian Poster Making (commenced 2019)

Inoka Samarasekara (PhD, practice-based, joint) Acts of Preservation and Renewal: Remaking traditional Sri Lankan jewellery impacted by colonisation and globalisation (commenced 2019)

Matt Harkness (PhD, practice-based, joint) Critical Making and DIY Practice: An Investigation of Digital Fabrication Tools and Technologies and their Use in High-Density Urban Settings (commenced 2018)

Kyo Hashimoto (MFA, practice-based, joint) Place-based Making, Hyper-consumerism and Waste (commenced 2018)

Jack Grant (M.Phil, practice-based, joint) All It Takes: Countering Negative Stereotypes about Homelessness (commenced 2018)

Yulia Brazauskayte (PhD, practice-based, joint) Social Robotics: Human-Robot Interaction Design (commenced 2018)

Carly Vickers (PhD, practice-based) Conducting Gesture as Visual Music: Experimental Visualisations for Audiences of Western Classical Music (commenced 2012 PT)

Chantelle Baistow (M.Design, practice-based) Co-design and Hyper-consumerism: Technology, Participation, and Ceramics (completed 2019)

Hannah Greethead (M.Phil, practice-based) Webcomics: Communicating Future-Oriented Design Concepts (completed 2019)

Penny Craswell (M.Design) Beyond Celebrity: Emergent Narratives in Inside and Frame Magazine (completed 2017, Deans Award for Research Excellence)

Guy Keulemans (PhD, practice-led, joint) Affect and the experimental design of domestic products (completed 2015)


My Research Supervision


Currently supervising

Benjamin Bailey (PhD, practice-based, joint) Democratising Data: 3D Virtual Reality (VR) and the Biomedical Aesthetic (commenced 2019)

Teresa Hunter Hicks (PhD, joint) Collaboration, Collectivity, and Political Action in Australian Poster Making (commenced 2019)

Inoka Samarasekara (PhD, practice-based, joint) Acts of Preservation and Renewal: Remaking traditional Sri Lankan jewellery impacted by colonisation and globalisation (commenced 2019)

Matt Harkness (PhD, practice-based, joint) Critical Making and DIY Practice: An Investigation of Digital Fabrication Tools and Technologies and their Use in High-Density Urban Settings (commenced 2018)

Kyo Hashimoto (MFA, practice-based, joint) Place-based Making, Hyper-consumerism and Waste (commenced 2018)

Jack Grant (M.Phil, practice-based, joint) All It Takes: Countering Negative Stereotypes about Homelessness (commenced 2018)

Yulia Brazauskayte (PhD, practice-based, joint) Social Robotics: Human-Robot Interaction Design (commenced 2018)

Carly Vickers (PhD, practice-based) Conducting Gesture as Visual Music: Experimental Visualisations for Audiences of Western Classical Music (commenced 2012 PT)

Chantelle Baistow (M.Design, practice-based) Co-design and Hyper-consumerism: Technology, Participation, and Ceramics (completed 2019)

Hannah Greethead (M.Phil, practice-based) Webcomics: Communicating Future-Oriented Design Concepts (completed 2019)

Penny Craswell (M.Design) Beyond Celebrity: Emergent Narratives in Inside and Frame Magazine (completed 2017, Deans Award for Research Excellence)

Guy Keulemans (PhD, practice-led, joint) Affect and the experimental design of domestic products (completed 2015)

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