About Paige

Contact: I am a fairly friendly person and open to discussion on Twitter via DM: @PTreebridge

Disclaimer: Paige Treebridge is a private citizen of the United States of America, and this blog presents her views as an private individual. Her views do not represent those of her employer, her lab, or anyone associated with either. She may decide to edit, alter, change, delete, update, or otherwise mess around with posts, without notification, particularly if something seems likely to be offensive, or is pointed out as offensive.

Dropping the third person academic style of bio…I am a member of multiple communities: immediate family, friends, allies, research lab colleagues, academic community colleagues, neighborhood, city, and state. I ground my thoughts about life via participation in these communities. Currently these thoughts are centered on vulnerabilities and exploits, a cybersecurity mindset applied more broadly to everyday life, particularly as it unfolds (unravels?) online. Divergent Design Lab‘s research will feature prominently in this blog. Please assume the views on our thoroughly collaborative research are from my individual perspective.

I am also part of Channel TWo, an award-winning Chicago-based research studio. CH2 makes critical playware and information experiences. Under the name Channel TWo, with my collaborators, I built game spaces and augmented reality experiences in Unity, learned some C#, used Processing a lot, built some electronics, and made videos. I have an ongoing interest in generative text and chat bots that has found a place in DDL’s current research.

I have been a full-time academic since 2010, previously as an Assistant Professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since 2016, I have been an Assistant Professor at DePaul University, also in Chicago. I have taught in multiple subject areas: foundation art and design, new media art, code for non-CS majors, electronics, graphic design, user experience design, human-computer interaction, and, always, critical and creative thinking.

I am a feminist, and ground that in ongoing, self-directed, intersectional research. I am queer. In research and writing, I draw upon feminism and queer theory, particularly as they relate to vulnerability.

I am also an out transgender person, openly transitioning. That is not what this blog is about, but it may come up when relevant. You can find exhibitions and paper publications all over the web under my previous name and gender presentation. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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