Guest researcher combines research and art

What role can artistic research play in technology assessment? The Chinese curator for media art Nikita Lin is pursuing this question for one year as a scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at ITAS.
Portrait of the guest researcher at ITAS, Nikita Lin.
Exploring the intersections of art and technology assessment in the coming year: ITAS guest researcher Nikita Lin. (Source: Private)

The visiting scientist, who comes from Shanghai (China), wants to connect art and science, design and technology with her work. Together with researchers at ITAS, she will spend a year investigating the role of artistic research in the context of technology assessment, incorporating insights and visions from her home country. For this purpose, she will work closely with the research group Life, Innovation, Health, and Technology and the project FUTUREBODY at ITAS.

During her stay in Karlsruhe, Nikita Lin will document and archive her research activities, experiences and discoveries as a guest researcher on her website Symbiotic Futures.

Nikita Lin is at ITAS as a German chancellor scholarship holder of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Most recently, the philosopher, media theorist, and linguist has already worked with art and cultural institutions worldwide, such as the Goethe-Institut. She is also a senior researcher at the Open Media Lab (OML) of the China Academy of Art (CCA) and an associated fellow at the Institute of Network Cultures (INC) in Amsterdam. (18.11.2021)

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