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.

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Nakamura, Lisa, Irina Aristarkhova, Iván Chaa López, Anna Watkins Fisher, Meryem Kamil, Cindy Lin, Silvia Lindtner and Tung-hui Hu (Precarity Lab). Digital Precarity Manifesto. To appear in Social Text37 no. 4 (2019).

Lin, Cindy and Silvia Lindtner. “The Ghosts of Western Modernity: China, Singapore & Scholarly Experiments in Future Making.” To appear in Contested Technologies: Future Anthropologies, Ed. Debora Lanzeni, Sarah Pink, Karen Waltorp and Rachel Charlotte Smith, Bloomsbury.

Avle, Seyram, Silvia Lindtner, Cindy Lin, and Jean Hardy. “Scaling the promises of digital technologies in Ghana, China, and Indonesia.” Toappear in Engaging STS.

Pena, Mary, Cindy Lin, Nina Jackson Levin, Prash Naidu, Miranda Garcia, Roxana Maria Aras, Salman Hussain, Cintia Huitzil, Janaki Phillips. “Making Sensory Ethnography and Sensorial Formats in Re-View”. Entanglements Journal: Experiments in Multimodal Ethnography. 2018.

Lindtner, Silvia, and Cindy Lin. "Making and its promises." CoDesign 13, no. 2 (2017): 70-82.

Bardzell, Jeffrey, Shaowen Bardzell, Cindy Lin, Silvia Lindtner, and Austin Toombs. "HCI’s Making Agendas." Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction 11, no. 3 (2017): 126-200.

Lin, Cindy, and Andrew Moon. "Negotiating Time: Design as Historical Practice." PORTAL Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies 13, no. 2 (2016).


Lin, Cindy, Silvia Lindtner, and Stefanie Wuschitz. “Hacking Difference in Indonesia: The Ambivalences of Designing for Alternative Futures.” Submitted to DIS 2019.

Lin, Cindy, and Silvia Lindtner. "Legitimacy, boundary objects & participation in transnational DIY biology." In Proceedings of the 14th Participatory Design Conference: Full papers-Volume 1, pp. 171-180. ACM, 2016.

Dolejšová, Markéta, and Cindy Lin Kaiying. "Squat & Grow: Designing Smart Human-Food Interactions in Singapore." In Proceedings of the SEACHI 2016 on Smart Cities for Better Living with HCI and UX, pp. 24-27. ACM, 2016.