Researcher, designer, multimedia performer
Hi! I'm Levin. I'm here!
I like creating things that matter, from research, to user experiences to technology-based art and everything in between. I use my work as a time machine, to critically think about how technologies can impact the future, how it is born from the present, and how it can engage with the past.
Currently, I'm a PhD student at the University of Washington. I'm interested in exploring the intersection(s) of technology, performance, and power through a variety of practices, including academic research, design, and theater.
In the past, I have worked at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society alongside the Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence Initiative, focusing primarily on projects examining the notion of inclusion and emerging governance strategies with respect to AI. Before that, I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2017 with a B.A. in Women’s Studies and a B.A. in Drama, and minors in computer science and art/design. During my time at Michigan, I served as the Managing Video Editor for the Michigan Daily, and also gained experience working as an Emerging Technologies (VR/AR) consultant for the Digital Media Commons and a UI/UX designer with 11 startups in Ann Arbor through the Desai Accelerator.
I'm originally from South Korea, but I currently call Seattle home. After seven years, I finally (sort of) understand American football.
Some of my recent projects:
collaborative art project
I Killed the Cow:
Full academic CV / resume available upon request.
lkim.ishere [at] gmail [dot] com