CINDY LIN
PhD candidate Information Uni of Michigan



I study how models and maps of deforestation are crafted and shared in Indonesia. This sometimes involves understanding how scientific experts and machines see, measure, and classify with metrics, data standards, software, and infrastructure.

In particular, I examine how earth scientists and technicians make claims of accuracy in processes of algorithmic image classification and map-making. 
I craft models and art installations to make theory. I show some of this under Sound and Art. Some of them were completed in collaborations with maker and fabrication labs, DoIIIT and DIYbioSG. Selected publications can be found in Writings.

I am part of Making Sensory Ethnography, a workshop at University of Michigan that convenes practice and method around the prefix sensory, examining how it expands, challenges, or align with ethnographic engagements.