As of July, I work at Klang Games to work as a Senior Data Analyst on SEED, an MMO simulation!
This year has also involved many exciting courses and talks related to data/body:
- Feb-Mar: "Radical Imperfection in Time-Tracking"" @ School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe in Berlin
- May: "Radical Data Practices" @ feminist futures hackathon
- July: "Know thy Flesh: What Multi-disciplinary Contemporary Art Teaches Us about Building Body Knowledge" @ xCoAx2021
- August: "Speculative Images" @ The Art of Engagement, The Scottish Public Engagement Network Annual Gathering.
You can: watch the talks; see my slides; and view all other session materials.
- Coming soon in November 🍂 Data Pseudomorphs at the School of Ma, co-taught with artist Marisa Satsia!
As of August, I teach yoga on Wednesdays at 8pm CET (online + live).
Taught Radical Imperfection in Self Tracking as an online course at Berlin's School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe. This 5-week practice-based investigation of difficult self-tracking data was the first of two courses within my ongoing research on the data body.
In collaboration with Berlin-based artist Sage Jenson, an exhibition & performance with an exploratory simulation at the Workshop on Forster, Berlin. You can read more about our work here, or read one of our articles:
Jenson, S., & Kuksenok, K. (2020). How to Observe the Inner Space of a Complex Biological System through Speculative Simulation. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 12(3), 9-24. https://doi.org/10.34632/jsta.2020.9489.
For 3.5 years, starting in 2018, I was a coder working on B2B ("business-to-business") chatbots. Starting in February 2018, I worked an R&D Engineer at jobpal, where I mostly worked with natural-language short-form text, mostly in English and German. From February 2020, I led the R&D team. In November 2020, jobpal was acquired; I stayed for 8 months thereafter. I have led and contributed substantially to various technical aspects of GDPR compliance in this product, and am delighted to talk about it!
Finished my PhD in Seattle and moved to Berlin, and during a number of major life transitions, started one of my favorite personal art projects, "Should I Do the Thing?".
Published a couple of early research projects at major human-computer interaction (HCI) conferences: a qualitative study of technology for foreign language-learning, and automatically detection emotion in chat messages.
Published and presented my first research project, completed mostly during undergraduate study with a lot of wonderful mentorship, on online information seeking for chronic illness management. The mixed qualitative/quantitative methods I learned during this project, as well as different approaches people have to tracking and understanding their chronic health conditions, continue influence my artistic and research practice, especially in self-tracking.