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​Lai Yi Ohlsen

Lai Yi Ohlsen is an artist and tech worker operating at the intersection of media and movement.

She works to promote open data and advance Internet research and policy as Project Director at Measurement Lab. Previously, she worked to defend and promote human rights online with eQualitie.

She is a 2019 Artist in Residence at Movement Research and her work has been shown at Movement Research’s Fall Festival, New York Art Book Fair and the Internet Archive’s Decentralized Web Summit. Lai Yi has been supported by Jonah Bokaer Arts Foundation, rehearsal Residency, Pioneer Works and Peer-to-Peer NYC. She is the author of ‘100 Scores: movement inspired by computers' and tends to her creative practice at Soft Surplus, a collective warehouse space in Brooklyn.

Her current research interests include the proliferation of movement through crappily compressed images, the resistance of automated ‘best practice’ bodies, and how analog forms move in resistance against digital power.