Space Junk


Session Title:

  • Art(ist)s in Space

Presentation Title:

  • Space Junk




  • Panel: Art(ist)s in Space

    Zina Kaye was born and grew up in London and left her job as Editor of Boardroom Magazine to move to Sydney in the early 90s. She earned a BA Honours (Class 1) in Fine Art from the College of Fine Arts, University of New South Wales. Since the 90s Kaye has worked in a variety of mediums including, public sculpture, data visualisation, installation and painting. Her work often explores the science behind the radio spectrum, big engineering, climate change, behaviour and astronomy. Kaye has shown work internationally. She created a surveillance art airplane titled Observatine with a joint grant from the Australia Council for the Arts and the European Media Fund and this was shown at the Farnborough Artists Air Show in the UK. Significant exhibited art installations include The Line Ahead at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Melbourne Airport 2004 and Hyperplex at Westfield Shopping Centre, Bondi Junction as part of the Terminus Project public art series (2007). Since 2007 Kaye has been working on public art commissions and collaborations. As a founding partner at digital agency Holly, her main job is realising high technology/high design projects. Zina works out how people will interact with technology in human to machine and service design projects. She has been working with interactivity since 1995 and operates with the assumption that great design is the application of compelling aesthetics to a robust operationalized structure. Zina holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and her recent research has been in the effects of reputation on gamification, crowd sourcing and the art value chain. Zina has convened art and technology media labs in social change, robotics, streaming media, astronomy, tactical media and data visualization.