Christine Clark is an Assistant Professor in the Department of New Media, teaching and practicing web design and development. She received a MFA in New Media from the University of Lethbridge in 2014, where her thesis focused on the design of public interest information visualizations. Clark works with academics and organizations to develop web-based media that aim to engage the local public and disseminate research, often related to the environment.
Online communication strategies for disseminating research & science
Web-based public engagement initiatives related to environmental and social issues
Objects as Curriculum is collaborative project with Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers, artists, students, and Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) Elders who are working to connect historical Blackfoot objects held in collections in Britain with the Blackfoot people and culture. This project leverages spatial technologies, art-based public engagement, and hyperlocal network technologies to improve the ability for Blackfoot people to interact with their historical objects and recover and shape their own narratives surrounding them.
Alberta Climate Records is a web application that allows users to explore 60 years of climate data for 6834 regions across Alberta. The project involves experimentation with design and development approaches for creating interactive data visualization experiences online, including data handling, P5.js, and mapping APIs.
Past Present Future was created in collaboration with Environment Lethbridge and an exhibition designed by Tyler Stewart at the Helen Schuler Nature Centre. The exhibition allows people to explore Lethbridge’s historical and current relationship with water, parks, wildlife, waste, energy, and food, as well as how we might think about these spaces in the future. It is built with CSS grid, flexbox, Node.js, and MongoDB.
Level 2: Lichen Lab is a research collaboration studying the relationship between public engagement with art and enactive cognition. Clark’s role involves knowledge mobilization through the production of a website and podcast (to be released Winter 2018).