Jess Kilby is a mixed media artist based in Melbourne, Australia. She tells stories using words, images, objects, systems, code, and whatever else seems like it might do the trick. Her PhD project, The Parallaxis, is a game of urban magic that she invites the public to play.

With the immersive entertainment group Pop Up Playground, Jess has written participatory experiences for organisations including Bell Shakespeare, VicHealth, and City of Melbourne. As a journalist she wrote extensively about technology, culture, and the arts for America’s alternative newsweekly press. Her fiction has been published by The Flexible Persona, Meniscus and Reflex Fiction, and in the Arachne Press anthology Story Cities. She might own too many decks of Tarot cards.