Katherine Ye

My work examines the design of existing forms of representation—including programming languages, visualizations, notations, and interfaces—applied to the invention of new forms of representation for thinking and creating.

I'm a PhD candidate in 💻✨ at Carnegie Mellon University, and have been affiliated with Princeton University, Distill (at Google Brain), MIT CSAIL, and the Recurse Center.

I write a letter on speculative nonfiction. You can also find me on Twitter.

You can find my papers and academic talks on my research page.


physical artifacts of virtual processes at NYTZF with Angela Zhou

a (de)augmented drawing interface

mapping the space of language and image
an image with further language

Hyperbible (Ecclesiastes) | code | article
a novel for National Novel Generation Month

PROCESS II | mirror
a zine co-edited with Angela Zhou and Raymond Zhong

a zine in collaboration with Angela Zhou and Raymond Zhong

The antidisciplinarathon
an experimental event co-organized with folks at Topos

Twenty tiny cities | article
a series of speculative cities

Notes on notation and thought
a syllabus of powerful notations

Punctuation remarks
a piece appearing in the zine Method and Apparatus


panelist on Arts and AI
MIT Hacking Arts conference; Nov. 2017

PROCESS: finding desire paths in creative interfaces
Y Conf 2017, hosted by Y Combinator Research
An experimental talk exploring pieces from the zine PROCESS II and ways they suggest improving interfaces to support creative processes.

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