Ian M Clothier is a Senior Academic at Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki, Director of Intercreate Research Centre (intercreate.org) and founding Director of SCANZ (Solar Circuit Aotearoa New Zealand).
He has been selected and exhibited at Taranaki culture at Puke Ariki, New Zealand, ISEA 2008 Singapore symposium, net.NET at The JavaMuseum, for Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival in the USA, ISEA 2006 San Jose exhibition, Graphite at the University of Otago NZ, the First International Festival of Electronic Art in Rio de Janeiro, Fair Assembly at ZKM, New Forms Festival in Vancouver, ISEA 2004 Tallinn/Helsinki exhibition, ReJoyce in Dublin and Wild 2002 in the Tasmanian Museum. Thematically projects involve notions around cultural hybridity and nonlinearity, and more recently these are united within notions of integrated systems.
Cultural projects include the hybrid micronation The District of Leistavia, where online response and voting forms were used to create the Leistavian Constitution and query cultural identification. Nonlinear projects include Haiku robots, the augmented reality project branch on branch v3.1, and A Wandering Rock based on the chapter of Ulysses which utilised movement sensors. His written work has been published in journals including Leonardo, Convergence and Digital Creativity and he has selected for and given many conference presentations.