About

Hello! I’m Christy Dena!

 

Christy Dena (she/they, pronunciation Dee-na) is a storyteller and educator. Christy is a writer-designer-director of multi-artform and interactive projects. She has worked on installations, Apps, live games, tabletop, ARGs, VR, films, theatre, and TV shows. Her original interactive fiction projects have won an AWGIE and WA Premier’s Prize, among other awards, and her work has been exhibited at the Experiments New Media Arts Biennial, Babycastles, PopUp Playground @ ACMI, and QUT’s Science & Technology Centre. Christy has worked with clients such as NoMimes/Cisco, Nokia, ABC, Bangarra Dance Company, Guildhouse, Cementa, Australia Council for the Arts, Wieden+Kennedy, and more. Christy has spoken at events around the world, including Transmedia Hollywood (LA), Power to the Pixel, London Film Festival (London), International Women in Digital Media Summit (CAN), Game Developers Conference (San Francisco), Whistler Film Festival (British Columbia), and more. Christy has been a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Emmys), AWG, ADG, and a board member of Carnegie Mellon’s ETC Press. Christy mentors at labs, and designs and runs international and interdisciplinary labs, including Forward/Story, Crafting Intangibles, Telematic Studio, Transmedia Victoria, and the Extended Experiences Lab. Christy has written for Cordite Literary Review, The Conversation, RealTime, ABC, among others. Christy is currently a part-time Professor of Cross-Media and Interactive Narratives at the Norwegian Film School, developing some interactive projects, public-facing education work, and writing a book on redesigning narrative design. Christy creates on/with unceded Boonwurrung Country.

Christy at a table with a lot of index cards
Older photo of Christy in Costa Rica, with a flowery dress on, hair back in a ponytail, sitting on a green couch looking over index cards, designing the events for her co-run lab Forward/Story.

 

A summary CV.

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