Kai Prenger graduated from Reed College in 2004 earning a BA in Literature, writing and defending a thesis called The Same But Different, an experiment applying the post-colonial theories of Homi K. Bhabha to 19th century American literature. His academic interests include misuse tools and theoretical frameworks on unexpected topics, using arbitrary process to transform subject matter (deformance) and exploring areas deemed boring by a plurality of scholars. Previous work for pay includes dry cleaning, construction, social work, financial operations, product management, and data analysis and engineering. As a graduate student, he pursues play as productive strategy in scholarship. His main contributions to the project include development, theoretical and educational context, and shares project management duties with Connie, the co-project leader.