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Research interests

Yuwei Lin is a sociologist specialised in science and technology studies. Her work endeavours to understand digital co-production cultures, socio-technical dynamics within and across these open, distributed, de-centralised, crowd-sourced, audience-led, user-participatory, community-based innovation systems.

Her recent research interests concentrate on critical data studies, observing the big data, open data, algorithmic cultural phenomenon and related issues such as privacy, surveillance, automated discriminations by artificial intelligence (AI). 

Additionally, she continues to develop her research avenue into socio-technical practices around hacking and co-production, and 'prosumption'. Queering hacker studies is one of the tasks on the agenda.   

Yuwei is experienced in conducting qualitative research online and offline. She is also exploring and experimenting how performance-led / art-led, sensory / experiential, creative methods can serve the purpose of gather good-quality data that can reflect the sophisticated interactions and relationships in increasingly ubiquitous digital environments.

Education/Academic qualification

University of York

Oct 2000Jul 2005

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005

National Taiwan University

Sep 1995Jun 1999

Award Date: 30 Jun 1999


  • HM Sociology
  • science and technology studies (STS)
  • Free/Open Source Software
  • critical data studies
  • Gender and ICT
  • co-production
  • community-based co-production
  • critical innovation studies
  • data practices
  • privacy
  • surveillance
  • digital media
  • digital society
  • digital cultures
  • AI faireness
  • algorithmic governance