Lins Derry is a choreographic designer working in the domains of human-computer interaction, data representation, and dance. Her current work explores how choreographic interfaces can increase the kinetic and spatial interactivity between humans and technological systems. In addition, she researches how scientific datasets can inspire humanitarian responses via a performative process called data kinesthetics. Presently, Lins is a principal at metaLAB (at) Harvard, an experimental arts, humanities, and design lab, as well as a lecturer at the Corcoran School of Arts & Design, The George Washington University.
In 2020, Lins graduated with distinction from the MDes, Technology program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to this, she performed professionally with dance companies based in New York, San Francisco, and Montréal, including Hope Mohr Dance and 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 privilege of performing at Korea’s Modern Dance Festival and the Beijing Dance Festival via her platform, Linsdans.