Kim Albrecht

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Data doesn't merely describe our world—it shapes it.

Kim Albrecht visualizes cultural, technological, and scientific forms of knowledge. His diagrams unfold and question the structures of representation and explore the aesthetics of technology and society. Kim is a Professor at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, principal at metaLAB (at) Harvard, director of metaLAB (at) FU Berlin, and an affiliate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society Harvard. Kim holds a Ph. D. from the University of Potsdam in media theory. As a design researcher, Kim Albrecht explores the boundaries of visual knowledge in the post-digital age.

Working and living in Berlin, Kim exhibited, among others, at Harvard Art Museums, Four Domes Pavilion Wrocław, Ars Electronica Center, Cooper Hewitt, Cube design museum, ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, Kaestner Gesellschaft, The Wrong Biennial, Istanbul Contemporary Art Museum, and Kunsthaus Graz.

Over the past six years at metaLAB, Kim has led many projects in the realm of data visualization, artistic research, and media art. From work around social justice visualization like the #MeToo Anti-Network and Their Names, critical reflections on digital culture such as Artificial Senses, Distinction Machine, Hypercam or Watching Machines Loving Grace and collection visualizations like Womanhouse (a memory theater) and Tacit Knowledge.