Lins Derry is a designer and artist working at the intersection of embodied interaction, data visualization/physicalization, and choreography. The body is often her site for investigation and intervention in the realms of design and performance. Her current work explores how choreographic interfaces can increase the kinetic and spatial interactivity between humans and technological systems. Her thesis is that by integrating choreography models into interface design, the subsequent user interactions, or body movement, can help to amplify embodied cognition in digital settings. With metaLAB, Lins researches how choreographic interfaces can be developed toward both functional and aesthetic ends, as exemplified in the lab’s prototype for Curatorial A(i)gents.
In 2020, Lins graduated with distinction from the MDes, Technology program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she first encountered metaLAB. Prior to this, she performed professionally with dance companies based in New York, San Francisco, and Montréal, including José Navas/Compagnie Flak. With these companies, she had the opportunity to tour across North America, Europe, and Asia. Highlights included dancing at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Oslo Opera House. As a solo artist, she had the additional privilege of performing at Korea’s Modern Dance Festival and the Beijing Dance Festival via her platform, Linsdans.