Hi, I’m Katherine (she/her)! I make things in the pursuit of poetic tech. I grew up in Hong Kong and was raised in a Shanghainese family. I attended the University of Southern California, where I studied media arts, computer programming, and linguistics. I currently work as a front-end developer and designer at Fathom Information Design, where I help figure out interesting ways to explore ideas and answer questions through data.
My research interests include critical code studies, internet culture and language, interface aesthetics, electronic literature, accessibility, and poetic tech. My works have included codeworks, handmade websites, electronic literature, and information visualisations.
In particular, I like to explore ways in and around text and building blocks or raw materials.
Thanks for visiting — if anything here is interesting to you, I’d love to talk! You can reach me on the socials or by email at whykatherine at gmail dot com. :)
A JOURNEY . . . . . . . . . AFTER THE PROGRAM NOTES FOR “AN ALPINE SYMPHONY”.
Red Hills; Black-eared Kites; The Lake of Shining Waters — The Hill of Braemar — Walls of Glass; Back Corridors of Grey — The Mall — Bauhinias in Victoria — Double-decker Buses which Hug the Harbour — Lanes of Stone by the Huangpu River — Across the World in Sixteen Hours — The City of Angels who Travel by Six-lane Freeway — In Kitchens; in Basements — Jacarandas in May — Wheels on Brick Paths — America's Walking City — The Esplanade — Yonder Side of the Charles — On Foot throughout Four Seasons.