Kate Geck is an artist interested in network culture, who is working in Narrm/Melbourne on unceded Wurundjeri land. She works with code, installation and textiles to create augmented surfaces and interactive experiences. Invoking the language of the Internet, her glitch and emoji laden aesthetic is employed to critique a hyper mediated age, creating sites of respite and resistance that think through alternative agendas for networked technologies. Through her PhD, she is researching somatic XR and the idea of attentive design. These are extended reality offerings that reimagine human computer interaction to oppose the ‘attention-extracting’ systems which modulate stress and anxiety through consumptive content loops. She has exhibited in Australia, online, North and South America, Japan, and Europe, with funding and commissions from a range of local, national and international organisations, including the 2020 commission ‘rlx:tech ~ digital spa’ from the University of Queensland Art Museum. She is presently an Industry Fellow in the Bachelor of Interior Design (Honours) at RMIT University.