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. 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.

︎ You Are the Ocean by Özge Samanci & Gabriel Caniglia



Making the ‘The Future of Work’ Work (2018-present)

This research is lead by Dr. Silvia Lindtner through her NSF Convergence Awards #1744359. This project brings together scholars and tech practitioners who experiment with new forms of tech work outside the large corporate and university laboratories and those with experience in studying the economic, social, and political processes of tech work, labor, and industries. In this project, I am a co-organizer and coordinator of the Future of Work workshop which focuses on the potential exclusions, opportunities, and political alternatives emerging from such new labor arrangments.

Precarity Lab: A Humanities Collaboratory Initiative (2017-present)

Since August 2017, I am a research assistant to Precarity Lab, a research collective that studies the various forms of insecurity, vulnerability, and social and cultural exclusions that digital platforms produce and mediate. Our first co-authored writing will be published in Social Text by Duke University Press. We are currently preparing for a Book Sprint at the Banff Centre in May 2019.

DIY Hacking and Making (2014-present)

This ethnographic and design research developed from my earlier thesis project on DIY science, biology, and making in Indonesia and Singapore. I worked and coproduced tools, exhibitions, and workshops with a network of tinkerers, technologists, media artists, engineers, and biologists to question and claim the legitimacy of innovations and technoscientific knowledge from the region. It has resulted in a (co-authored with Silvia Lindtner) proceeding at PDC 2016, a (co-authored with Silvia Lindtner) journal article in CoDesign, and a (co-authored with Marketa Dosjelova) workshop paper at CHI 2016. I also co-authored a ACM TOCHI survey article on DIY making with Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Cindy Lin, Silvia Lindtner and Austin Toombs.

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