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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 and 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.


Projects & Tools

Digital Identity

Exploring the ethical and human rights considerations of digital identity.

metaLAB (at) Harvard

Explores the digital arts and humanities through research, teaching, publications, and exhibitions


News

Harvard Magazine
Dec 18, 2023

Artificial Worldviews

Mapping ChatGPT’s knowledge universe

Kim Albrecht spoke to Harvard Magazine about "Artificial Worldviews," a project from metaLAB and the Berkman Klein Center that works at the intersection of technology, design and…

Mar 30, 2023

Digital Identity During Times of Crisis

What We Learned During the Fall 2022 Research Sprint

BKC hosted a 10-week Research Sprint from October to December 2022 investigating Digital Identity in Times of Crisis, in collaboration with partners metaLAB at Harvard, the…

metaLAB
Jun 15, 2020

metaLAB Releases “Their Names” Visualization

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police

Project visualizes the names of over 28,000 fatal encounters with police


Community

Harvard Magazine

“Artificial Worldviews”

BKC Affiliate Kim Albrecht discusses his project to map ChatGPT's knowledge base. Albrecht chose to focus on ChatGPT's outputs to learn about the chatbot's worldview.

Dec 13, 2023
Harvard Law Today

‘Living by Protocol’ meditates on the impact of social media and its future

Berkman affiliates preview ‘Living by Protocol,’ the exhibition by metaLAB that runs through July 3 at Harvard Art Museums

Jun 7, 2022
metaLAB (at) Harvard

#MeToo Anti-Network

A metaLAB (at) Harvard project illustrates how a movement such as #MeToo is constituted by masses of unobserved tweets.

Nov 23, 2021
The Harvard Gazette

Fatal encounters with police

‘Their Names’ project gathers the stories of 28,000 people, from Jan. 1, 2000, to George Floyd

Jun 26, 2020

Events

Event
Nov 18, 2021 @ 12:00 PM

The Technology Future We Want: Imagining Positive Futures for Social Media

EVENT RECAP: "Psychedelic Bubbles and a Non-Euclidian Costume Party: Imagining positive futures for social media"