Kate Raynes-Goldie

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Kate Raynes-Goldie
Born Toronto, Canada
Nationality Canadian & New Zealand

Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie is a Western Australian-based interactive producer, AR/MR game designer and technology researcher who is currently the first Director of Interactive Programs at FTI.[1] In 2016, she was awarded the Australian Computer Society's Digital Disruptors ICT Professional of the Year.[2] In 2015 and 2016, she was named one of the 75 most influential women in the games industry in Australia and New Zealand by MCV [3] and a finalist for Curtin University's Alumni Achievement Award for her work supporting the Western Australian games industry.[4] Kate co-founded Atmosphere Industries, an award winning game design studio.[5] She co-authored the first scholarly examination of friending on social networks and co-created Perth's first ARG, Ghost Town in 2007 with David Fono.[6]

She gave a talk on physical-world based gaming at TEDxPerth.[7] She has a BA (hons) in Philosophy and Semiotics from the University of Toronto and holds a PhD in internet studies from Curtin University, her thesis was titled 'Privacy in the Age of Facebook'.[8] The thesis was the 6th most downloaded thesis of all time, from the Curtin University library repository as of May 2014. Raynes-Goldie is an Adjunct Research Fellow at Curtin. Her innovative games have been featured at a range of international venues including Indiecade (San Francisco), Come Out and Play (New York), the National Theatre (London), Playpublik (Berlin), Fresh Air (Melbourne) and the TIFF Sprockets (Toronto).[9]

Raynes-Goldie received funding from the MacArthur Foundation's Digital Media and Learning Initiative,[10] which resulted in her co-authored chapter in Civic Life Online, published by MIT press.[11]

She lives in Fremantle, WA.