Fisher, Anna Watkins, Silvia Lindtner, Ivan Chaar-Lopez, Cengiz Salman, McKenzie Wark, Kalindi Vora, Jackie Wang, Cass Adair, Lisa Nakamura, Cindy Lin, with Meryem Kamil (Precarity Lab). Technoprecarious. Goldsmiths Press/The MIT Press. Forthcoming November 2020. Equal Authorship. URL.


Lin, Cindy and Silvia Lindtner. “Techniques of Use: Confronting value systems of productivity, progress, and usefulness in computing and design.” In Proceedings of the ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems Conference (CHI '21). 

Lin, Cindy, Silvia Lindtner, and Stefanie Wuschitz. “Hacking Difference in Indonesia: The Ambivalences of Designing for Alternative Futures.” In Proceedings of the 2019 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS '19). ACM, 1571-1582. Recognition for Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion. PDF.

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, 171-180. ACM, 2016. PDF.

Dolejšová, Markéta, and Cindy Lin. "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, 24-27. ACM, 2016. PDF.


Lin, Cindy. Gender, Technology, and Nationalisms. In Topics in Feminism II: Thought, Structures, Culture. Routledge Global History of Feminism. Forthcoming 2021.

Lin, Cindy. How Forest Became Data: The Remaking of Ground Truth. The Nature of Data: Infrastructures, Environments, Politics, Ed. Jenny E. Goldstein and Eric Nost, University of Nebraska Press. Forthcoming 2021.

Avle, Seyram, Cindy Lin, Jean Hardy and Silvia Lindtner. “Scaling Techno-Optimistic Visions.” In Engaging Science, Technology and Society 6 (2020): 237-254. PDF.

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. In Social Text 37 no. 4 (2019). URL.

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

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

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


Lin, Cindy. “How to Make a Forest.” e-flux architecture, April 2020. URL. 


Lin, Cindy, and Yuchen ChenThe Myth of Data-Driven Authoritarianism: Crisis, Technocracy, and Additive Knowledge in Indonesia and China. Artificial Intelligence & Society: Legal, Social & Developmental Narratives from Asia. 2021 (Forthcoming 2021)

Heeryung Choi, Jane Im, Cindy Lin, and Yixin Zou. An Open Letter to the U-M community. The Michigan Daily. April 5, 2021.



Sensorial Formats organized by Making Sensory Ethnography, Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery, University of Michigan, April 2018.

Urban Explorations Paris organized by Media Lab Laselle Singapore.
  • Galerie Episodique, June 2015
  • National Design Centre Singapore, October 2015

The Nenek Project organized by Cindy Lin, Stefanie Wuschitz, and Lifepatch
  • Critical Make, turning functionality, House of Electronic Arts, Basel, Switzerland, April 2015
  • Jogja Contemporary, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, March 2015

Participatory Workshops

Prototypes, Ethics, and Time: Where Did My Arduino Go? With Eric Pan and David Li, Workshop presented at Designers of Interactive, Intelligent, Internet of Things, University of Michigan, April 2017.

Critical Make with Leah Buechley, Workshop presented at Designers of Interactive, Intelligent, Internet of Things, University of Michigan, December 2016.