FACULTY> SIMONE PATERSON
Associate Professor, Digital Art and Design Studio Program, Chair of Undergraduate in Creative Technologies Program
Office: 206 Henderson
Dr. Simone Paterson is a new media artist and researcher who teaches New Media Art and Theory, Cyber Arts and Digital Video and Special Effects in the School of Visual Arts at Virginia Polytechnic and State University (Virginia Tech). Educated in New South Wales, Australia she was awarded a PhD in Philosophy/ Fine Arts from The University of Newcastle, in 2005 where her research focused upon cyborg culture and third wave feminism. In 1995 she was awarded a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney, Sydney College of the Arts and was the winner of the prestigious New South Wales Travelling Art Prize, which enabled her to travel to Florence, Italy to study traditional sculptural techniques and digital imaging. Paterson exhibits her new media installations and performance work internationally (Australia, Europe and USA). Her installations usually consist of sculptural fabric forms and large-scale digital prints as well as interactive new media works and digital video. Her performance art work integrates playing the harp with pre-recorded sound and video. She is a member of the new media CAUCUS for the College Art Association and a team member of the Collaborative for Creative Technologies in Art and Design, (CCTAD) and an active member of the Digital Art Research Team (DART). Paterson is also an invited affiliated faculty member of the Women’s Studies Program at Virginia Tech and a part of the Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) Embodied Design and Aesthetic Representation of Gender, Bodies and Technologies.