USC Cinematic Arts

Clea T. Waite is a research artist-scholar and experimental filmmaker investigating the correspondences between art and science via somatic, cinematic works.  Her films are realized using animation, immersion, stereoscopic imaging, spatial montage, and unique interfaces, as well as one inter-species collaboration with several hundred spiders.

She received her SB and SMVis degrees from the MIT Media Lab as a physicist and 3D computer graphics developer. She has been an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a Radcliffe Institute Fellow, and a fellow at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Her artworks have been exhibited internationally and awarded significant prizes, notably the IBM Innovation Prize for Artistic Creation in Art and Technology. She is currently an Annenberg Fellow at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts pursuing her PhD in Media Arts and Practice.