Hello!

I am Kit Kuksenok (KSEN ZERO / k0)

I am an artist, researcher, and data/code worker based in Berlin.



Last Updated: August 2021.
You can reach me on LinkedIn or Instagram.

2021

As of July, I work at Klang Games to work as a Senior Data Analyst on SEED, an MMO simulation!

This year has also involved many exciting courses and talks related to data/body:

As of August, I teach yoga on Wednesdays at 8pm CET (online + live).

2020

Taught Radical Imperfection in Self Tracking as an online course at Berlin's School of Machines, Making, and Make-Believe. This 5-week practice-based investigation of difficult self-tracking data was the first of two courses within my ongoing research on the data body.

2019

In collaboration with Berlin-based artist Sage Jenson, an exhibition & performance with an exploratory simulation at the Workshop on Forster, Berlin. You can read more about our work here, or read one of our articles:

Jenson, S., & Kuksenok, K. (2020). How to Observe the Inner Space of a Complex Biological System through Speculative Simulation. Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 12(3), 9-24. https://doi.org/10.34632/jsta.2020.9489.

2018

For 3.5 years, starting in 2018, I was a coder working on B2B ("business-to-business") chatbots. Starting in February 2018, I worked an R&D Engineer at jobpal, where I mostly worked with natural-language short-form text, mostly in English and German. From February 2020, I led the R&D team. In November 2020, jobpal was acquired; I stayed for 8 months thereafter. I have led and contributed substantially to various technical aspects of GDPR compliance in this product, and am delighted to talk about it!

2017

Began Lost Mail, a monthly visual art and narrative puzzle, which ran from 03.2018 until 02.2020, and was successfully crowdfunded through Patreon. In collaboration with Cora Lee, and others.

2016

Finished my PhD in Seattle and moved to Berlin, and during a number of major life transitions, started one of my favorite personal art projects, "Should I Do the Thing?".

2013

Published a couple of early research projects at major human-computer interaction (HCI) conferences: a qualitative study of technology for foreign language-learning, and automatically detection emotion in chat messages.

2011

Published and presented my first research project, completed mostly during undergraduate study with a lot of wonderful mentorship, on online information seeking for chronic illness management. The mixed qualitative/quantitative methods I learned during this project, as well as different approaches people have to tracking and understanding their chronic health conditions, continue influence my artistic and research practice, especially in self-tracking.



In May, 2021 I gave a talk on radical data practices at the feminist futures hackathon, presenting recent work from the data/body project.

Decorative image.

daybird (2021) is one of the p5.js sketches created during the Feb-Mar 2021: Radical Imperfection in Time Tracking online course. Read more...

Decorative image.

Work in progress: CORESIDENT (2020+) is a book-object about the coresident beings in the human body, literal (skin microbes) and figurative (in the imaginative, mythological self-narration as we try to understand the relation of our bodies to the world.)

Illustration from a recent paper

Figure from "How to Observe the Inner Space of a Complex Biological System through Speculative Simulation", a co-authored article in the Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts (2020).