SG Geek Girls Maker Series #3 with Cindy Lin

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Hi everyone! We're back this month with our Maker Series and another amazing speaker - Cindy Lin. You can check out her previous work at:

Snails, herbs and Ibu-Ibu: Recounting transnational tinkering moments

Cindy Lin will present her previous artistic and citizen science outputs in residencies and transnational collaborations across Europe and Asia where snails, herbs and older women find meeting points.

She will also recount her experience working as an ethnographer in various hackerspaces and makerspaces, highlighting the cultural particularities of making and hacking in her research sites.


730pm, Wednesday, 15 July 2015

IDA Labs Level 2 @ National Design Centre (

111 Middle Road, #02-04,[masked]


Cindy Lin ( is a researcher dedicated to the study of shared technological and scientific spaces, vernacular technologies and intergenerational knowledge exchanges in the Global South.

Her previous ethnographic work involved extensive fieldwork on the politics of DIY maker and hacker culture in Indonesia and the flows of scientific and technological information across nation-state boundaries. She will be a PhD Student at the School of Information, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor this Fall 2015.

She co-founded Gender Collective, a safe space for gender and sexual inclusivity in 2011 and is co-editor of an independent semi-academic Southeast Asian Studies journal in 2013, Subjectivities. She has also recently initiated Sewon FoodLab, a transnational collaboration with geeks from Indonesia to critically think, experiment and discuss about consumable matter.

A moonlighting student and a bio-enthusiast, Cindy is obsessed with both alive and dead gastropoda and rodentia as well as invasive alien species.