Jess Kilby is a mixed media storyteller based in Melbourne, Australia. She creates portals onto worlds that are familiar yet strange, 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. She currently teaches on the Master of Media program at RMIT University.