Hello!

I'm Kit Kuksenok
(also: ksen zero / k0)

I am an artist and researcher based in Berlin.

Journal




Last Updated: August 2022.
You can reach me on LI or IG.
You can keep in touch with me via zero steps, an occasional art/research journal.

2022

Since March 2022, I work at Phiture as a Principal Data Analyst.

Since July 2021, I teach weekly yoga classes at KALAA Yoga Berlin.

I am also in the 2022 cohort at the READ (Research Ecologies and Archival Development) Lab at the School of Commons. (Events will be announced on my project page; specifically online events and installation in Zürich Nov 25-Dec 4, details TBA.)

Recent writings:

PS: Check out #Sergina's Choice-Free survey Instrument v1.0, created as part of an ongoing performance/art collaboration with artist Elly Clarke.

2021

From July 2021 until February 2022, I worked at Klang Games as a Senior Data Analyst.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, I worked on various art/research projects on building body knowledge through reflection. In collaboration with Marisa Satsia and others.

2019

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.

Illustration from a recent paper

2018

Between 03.2018 and 02.2020, I ran Lost Mail, a monthly visual art and narrative puzzle, crowdfunded through Patreon. In collaboration with Cora Lee, and others.

For 3.5 years, starting in 2018, I was a coder working on B2B ("business-to-business") chatbots. As an R&D Engineer at jobpal, Ltd I mostly worked with natural-language short-form text, mostly in English and German. I have led and contributed substantially to various technical aspects of GDPR compliance in this product, and am delighted to talk about it!

2016

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?".

2013

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.

2011

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.

Flowchart about making decisions.

Should I Do The Thing? (2016-2021) expresses as a diagram major life turning points; not really to make a decision, but to reveal the decision one already recognizes to be the right one.



Decorative image.

Work in progress: CORESIDENT (2020-present) explores the coresident beings in the human body, literal (skin microbes) and figurative (in the imaginative, mythological self-narration)



Getting Started with Expressive Data Practice (2021) is a very small set of p5.js tutorials based on the course materials for "Radical Imperfection in Time-Tracking" at Berlin's School of Machines, taught in 2021.