Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge @ UIC's Processing Chicago: free and open source textBook/toolKit for art foundations

  • Location:
    Cyber-Commons, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois Chicago , 851 S. Morgan St. , Chicago, Illinois, 60607-7053, US

Jessica Westbrook and Adam Trowbridge, who collaborate as Channel TWo, will give a presentation titled "Writing Your Own Instructions, New Media Approaches for 2022 (Rethinking Foundations)" and initiate a discussion on the topics raised by their project free and open source textBook/toolKit for art foundations (, for which they were recently awarded a Rhizome commission.

Adam Trowbridge and Jessica Westbrook have been co-teaching college level art, design, and history courses in both university and art school classrooms since 2003. Both are currently Assistant Professors at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where they have been focusing their research and pedagogy on meaningful integration of new media research and social practices at the foundation level for all art and design students. Trowbridge received an MFA in Electronic Visualization from The University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL (2009). Westbrook received an MFA in Photography, from Temple University, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1998).