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 examines environmental data production and computational labor from the late twentieth century to present, documenting the development and application of cloud computing, machine learning, and remote sensing in Indonesia’s agrarian planning and climate monitoring programs. 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.