Cindy Lin is a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in the School of Information and Science, Technology, and Society Program. Her research focuses on how computational techniques transform environmental monitoring and enforcement in Indonesia, by examining existing systems and their social ramifications. Her work has been published in leading computing venues including ACM CHI, DIS, and PD and has been featured in Social Text and CoDesign. She has worked in multidisciplinary collaborations such as Precarity Lab and co-directed DoIIIT, an interactive design studio.



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I am a Ph.D. Candidate at the School of Information, University of Michigan. I am also a member of two research collectives: Precarity Lab and Tech.Culture.Matters. My dissertation research investigates the development of algorithmic systems and bureaucratic infrastructures that regulate and control illegal deforestation in Indonesia. It examines how these systems and institutions are built with a particular set of political values and epistemic commitments concerning legality, nature, and human cognition.

I am currently co-editor of a digital magazine on the senses and ethnography (Fall 2019) that draws from prior efforts in Making Sensory Ethnography and co-curating an exhibition led by Licia He (DoIIIT) on generative art, visual data, and watercolor painting. As the co-director of DoIIIT, I also lead a makerspace that encourages critical making and interactive arts across disciplinary fields.

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