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Friday, February 24, 2017
2:00 PM


Centers for Gender/Race Studies, Community Room (105)



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Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality


Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook introduce us to their recent work on critical playware for cognitive dissonance. Since 2010 Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook collaborate as Channel TWo [CH2], a Chicago-based research/media studio that produces critical playware. CH2 is interested in luck, levels, and trespassing through the contexts of landscape, interactivity, data, and augmented reality. CH2 uses media, game platforms, communication ephemera, and mobile apps to reveal paradigms, complexity, contradictions, and cognitive dissonance. CH2's work has been featured in Motherboard Vice, The Creators Project, Art Papers, The Intercept, and Media-N. CH2 awards and commissions include National Science Foundation funding, a SPACES R+D Award, a Commission, a Turbulence Net Art Commission, and a Terminal Net Art Commission. Their creative projects have been exhibited/screened in museums, galleries, and cultural centers nationally and internationally.

Presented by the Alternate Realities and Virtual Worlds Project.