Lins Derry is an artist and designer working in the domains of human-computer interaction, data visualization, and choreography. The body is often her site for investigation and intervention in the realms of design and performance. Derry's 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 that she calls data embodiment. Presently, Derry is a researcher and Principal at metaLAB (at) Harvard, an experimental arts, humanities, and design lab comprising scholars, designers, artists, and technologists. With metaLAB, she researches how choreographic interfaces and data embodiment can be developed toward both functional and aesthetic ends.
In 2020, Derry graduated with distinction from the MDes 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 José Navas/Compagnie Flak. With these companies, she toured across North America, Europe, and Asia. Highlights included dancing at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Oslo Opera House. As a solo artist, Derry had the privilege of performing at Korea's Modern Dance Festival and the Beijing Dance Festival via her platform, Linsdans. Through Linsdans, she had the additional honour of teaching internationally and in higher education to a diversity of students.