crissxross

About Christine Wilks

I'm a digital writer, artist, developer of creative web apps and practice-based researcher.

As a member of Writing New Bodies, an intercontinental and transdisciplinary research project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, I am currently creating an interactive digital fiction for body image narrative therapy. It will be published in 2021 as a progressive web app (PWA) for desktop and mobile devices.

Also as a progressive web app, I'm creating an interactive psychological thriller narrative called Stitched Up. This work-in-progress began life as part of my creative practice-based PhD in Digital Writing at Bath Spa University. During which, I also built an early prototype version of my original interactive narrative engine, the Conversengine, and my custom-built authoring tool, the Convowriter. My PhD thesis is entitled: Stitched Up in The Conversengine: Using Expressive Processing and Multimodal Languages to Create a Character-Driven Interactive Digital Narrative.

I created the majority of my earlier works of interactive storytelling and playable media in Flash. My digital fiction, Underbelly, won the New Media Writing Prize 2010 and the MaMSIE Digital Media Competition 2011. My work is published in online journals and anthologies, including the Electronic Literature Collection, Volume 2 and the ELMCIP Anthology of European Electronic Literature, and has been presented at international festivals, exhibitions and conferences. You can also see these works in my e-lit archive. From 2007 to 2013 I was a core member of the digital arts remixing collective, Remixworx, and contributed over 100 remixes. Before working in digital media and web technologies, I made short films, videos, animations, installations and wrote fiction and screenplays.

I have an MA in Fine Art from Cardiff Institute of Higher Education (UWIC) and an MA(Hons) in Creative Writing and New Media from De Montfort University.

My creative media & technical skills include:

  • HTML, CSS & JavaScript
  • Angular & Scully
  • Firebase
  • GSAP animation
  • Adobe Animate
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe XD
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Adobe Audition
  • (& formerly, Flash)

I'm based in the north of England but I do most of my work remotely.

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