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, experimental/pervasive game designer and internet scholar who is currently the first Director of Interactive Programs at FTI.[1] 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 [2] and a finalist for Curtin University's Alumni Achievement Award for her work supporting the Western Australian games industry.[3] Kate co-founded Atmosphere Industries, an award winning game design studio.[4] She co-authored the first scholarly examination of friending on social networks and co-created Perth's first pervasive game, Ghost Town, in 2007.[5]

She gave a talk on physical-world based gaming at TEDxPerth.[6] 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'.[7] 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 phygital and mixed platform game designs 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).[8]

She lives in Fremantle, WA.


  1. ^ "Film institute to support gamers". 
  2. ^ Van Daal, Joel (May 6, 2015). "Women In Games: Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie". MCV Pacific. Retrieved 23 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Outstanding Curtin alumni celebrated at awards night". Curtin University. Retrieved 11 January 2016. 
  4. ^ Bigge, Ryan (Jul 11, 2010). "Welcome to gentrification, the game". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gamers hunt for support" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "What games can be: Kate Raynes-Goldie at TEDxPerth". 
  7. ^ Robertson, Katie (Apr 20, 2013). "Perth academic Kate Raynes-Goldie says Facebook aims to end privacy". PerthNow. Retrieved 9 April 2014. 
  8. ^ Van Daal, Joel (May 6, 2015). "Women In Games: Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie". MCV Pacific. Retrieved 23 June 2015.