Elisa Lindinger works at the intersection of technology, the arts and the humanities. She is part of the Open Knowledge Foundation Germany, where she worked for several Civic Tech projects and acted as the managing director of the Prototype Fund, which is the first public funding program for freelance software developers in Germany and aims at defining new means to foster technology for the common good.
Elisa is also the Co-Founder of Superrr Lab, a Berlin-based research and advocacy organization dedicated to promoting the ethical use of technology and the empowerment of people. Her current research (https://implicit-development.org/) focuses on Open Digital Infrastructure, and how social practices, norms and values within tech communities shape its development.
As a trained archaeologist, Elisa has worked at the intersection of culture and computer science for more than a decade, both in and outside of academia. She studied 3D scanning for archaeological artifacts and machine learning for archaeological data. She designed the research databases for the Musawwarat Graffiti Archive and other archaeological projects. She was also a research associate at the Department of Applied Computer Science at HTW Berlin, where she was tasked with setting up HTW’s Research Center for Culture and Computer Science.