Chris Joseph (writer/artist)

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Chris Joseph is British/Canadian multimedia writer and artist who also creates work under the name 'babel'. He was born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk and now lives in London.

He has collaborated with novelist Kate Pullinger on several projects, including 'The Breathing Wall'[1] (2004), a novel that responds to the reader's breathing rate; the award-winning series of interactive multimedia stories 'Inanimate Alice'[2][3][4] (2005, ongoing); and 'Flight Paths'[5][6] (2007, ongoing), a "networked novel" created via the internet in collaboration with worldwide participants. He is editor of the post-dada magazine and network,[7] and was a member of the Transliteracy Research Group based in De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, researching the concepts and practice of transliteracy.[8][9][10] From 2006 to 2008 he was the first Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies in De Montfort University.[11]

Since 2010 he has worked as the sound designer and composer on a number of collaborations with Australian writer Mez Breeze and UK artist/programmer Andy Campbell, including 'synthetic reality game' #PRISOM[12] and transmedia project 'All The Delicate Duplicates' (formerly 'Pluto')[13][14] which was the winner of The Space Tumblr international Prize in Digital Art in 2015,[15] and won Best Overall Game at GameCity Open Arcade in October 2016.[16]

In 2016 he appeared as the character 'Willy Wright' in the thriller film Redistributors, by UK director Adrian Tanner.[17]


  1. ^ Ensslin, A (2007). "From (w)reader to breather: Cybertextual retro-intentionalisation". hdl:10242/43790.
  2. ^ Pauli, Michelle (7 December 2006). "Down with Alice". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  3. ^ Chin, Yvette. "DigitAlice – A Conversation with Inanimate Alice Producer Ian Harper". Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  4. ^ PR Web (17 November 2011). "International Acclaim Grows for Inanimate Alice". Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  5. ^ Elkin, Ariel. "Flight Paths: a networked book". arts. Archived from the original on 7 June 2012. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  6. ^ "Flight Paths". Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  7. ^ Egger, Sylvia. "email-interview babel (" (PDF). Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  8. ^ Aladdin Ayesh; Chris Joseph; Simon Perril; Sue Thomas (March 2014). "Aesthetics of a Robot: Case study on AIBO Dog Robots for Buddy-ing Devices" (PDF). Journal of Intelligent Computing. 5 (1). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  9. ^ Sue Thomas; Jess Laccetti; Bruce Mason; Kate Pullinger; Simon Perril; Chris Joseph (February 2009). "Transliteracy as a unifying perspective". Handbook of Research on Social Software and Developing Community Ontologies. London: IGI Global. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  10. ^ Sue Thomas; Chris Joseph; Jess Laccetti; Bruce Mason; Simon Mills; Simon Perril; Kate Pullinger. "Transliteracy: Crossing Divides". First Monday. 12 (12). Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  11. ^ "IOCT Digital Writer-in-residence". Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
  12. ^ "#PRISOM". #PRISOM. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Upcoming VR title All The Delicate Duplicates releases its first trailer". Pocket Gamer. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  14. ^ "First Trailer Arrives for All The Delicate Duplicates". VR Focus. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Mez Breeze And Andy Campbell Selected for the Tumblr International Prize". The Space. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  16. ^ "Best Overall Game Award Goes To...All The Delicate Duplicates!". Mez Breeze Design. Retrieved 31 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Redistributors (2016)". IMDb. Retrieved 31 October 2016.

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