Paige Treebridge

Associate Professor // Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Security
School of Design
Paige Treebridge

Bio and Research Information

Paige Treebridge is an information conflict strategist who practices and researches the construction of reality as it happens in social networks and power structures. She co-founded and co-directs Divergent Design Lab (DDL, Treebridge and her labs are researching linguistic manipulation in information conflict, including coercion, seduction, gaslighting, and dogwhistle hate speech. Her work has been featured in Motherboard Vice, The Creators Project, Art Papers, The Intercept, and Media-N. Awards and commissions include a National Science Foundation subaward, a SPACES R+D Award, a Commission, a Turbulence Net Art Commission, and a Terminal Net Art Commission. Her projects have been exhibited/screened in museums, galleries, and culture centers nationally and internationally and can be found in the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and The Kinsey Institute Art Collection at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She has published two augmented reality apps for iOS and three on the Google Play Store. Treebridge holds an MFA in Electronic Visualization from the University of Illinois Chicago and worked professionally in design and UI/UX in range of capacities including: Information Architect, Director of User Interface and Design, Web Developer, and Director of Project Management. select grants: Secure Design: Course and Experimentation Workshop (2017-2018), National Security Agency, under the Cybersecurity National Action Plan select publications/presentations: "How to Disappear Completely: Avoiding Computer-Mediated Superimposition." Treebridge P, Westbrook J (2019). After Agency Conference. Humanities/Art/Technology Research Center (Adam Mickiewicz University), Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, Poznan, Poland. "Manipulation of Perceived Politeness in a Web-based Email Discourse Through a Malicious Browser Extension." Sharevski F, Treebridge P, Westbrook J (2019). New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) San Carlos, Costa Rica.

Research Area

Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, Security

Specific Research Area

pervasive games; natural language processing; pragmatic computational linguistics; ambient affirmation; ambient tactical deception; malicious user experience design; critical design; code literacy; inhumane interface; code as medium

Schedule for Fall 2024-2025

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