Starting this fall, I will study in the Executive Master of Public Administration program at the Hertie School. I am the Data & AI Strategist at Phiture GmbH, the leading mobile growth consultancy and agency. I serve as the Alumn* Coordinator for the School of Commons, an initiative at the Zurich University of the Arts dedicated to the study and development of self-organized knowledge.
- "Body Data Curriculum"
April 10, 2023 @ Data for Care Training School, NeMe (Limassol, CY)
Video recording (53 min, hosted on YouTube by NeMe)
- "Time Management for Inspired Work"
May 14, 2023 @ School of Commons Kick-Off (online)
Builds on: Time & Energy Management for Creative Projects
- "Sharing Programming Knowledge"
April 1, 2023 @ varia (Rotterdam, NL)
March 16, 2023 @ Curve Labs (Berlin, DE)
February 27, 2023 @ Phiture, GmbH (Berlin, DE)
- April 24 - May 22, online
Body Data and Complex Systems
@ School of Machines, Making and Make-Believe
Since July 2021, I have been teaching yoga asana at KALAA Yoga Berlin.
For the past several years, I conducted research on building body knowledge through artistic interventions including participatory performance, drawing exercises,
movement practice, embodied sonic exploration, and discussion. In 2022, this work was supported by the School of Commons; I also taught related courses in 2020-2021 at the School of Machines in Berlin.
Here is a flip-through of my art/research journal accumulated during this artist residency, including some readings on the subject of understanding unseen body processes and internal communications (specifically, hormones).
CRITICAL DATA PRACTICE AT HOME AND WITH FRIENDS was published in Critical Coding Cookbook. This methodology also informed a workshop at the Weizenbaum Conference in Alte Münze, Berlin, June 9-10, 2022; facilitated with with Minha Lee and Christel de Maeyer.
Created #Sergina's Choice-Free Survey Instrument v1.0 as part of an ongoing performance/art collaboration with artist Elly Clarke related to the collection and cleaning of personal data.
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!
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.