ART PAPERS, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, and Emory Visual Arts are delighted to co-present ART PAPERS LIVE with Stephanie Dinkins. This event is free to the public, but registration is required.

Art Papers is delighted to present an ART PAPERS LIVE that features the transmedia artist Stephanie Dinkins, expanding upon her artist project, Not The Only One (NTOO) for the Spring issue on Artificial Intelligence. Stephanie Dinkins will present a talk titled “On Love & Data”, which develops a dialogue with hierarchies embedded within machine learning and AI architecture and one’s individual agency in transforming the algorithms within it.

Many algorithmic technologies are rooted in methods that limit and cajole information from the first human and computational assumptions. We assess ourselves using false dichotomies that force inadequate choices building a world bereft of complexity and nuance. The disinclinations of our systems to cope with the unseen, the unknown, difference, and change limit possibilities for everyone.

Through intelligent technologies –the ones that look like us, the ones that serve us, and the ones that do neither — we have the ability to understand and organize human activity with complexity and broadly principled care.  So, why aren’t these the goals of our algorithmic doppelgangers, assistants, and technological ecosystems more generally?

Often envisioned outside the realm of what is technologically possible within artificial intelligence, care is an essential aspect of human information and resource-sharing networks that aid our survival.  Recognition of this idea raises questions such as how can we infuse — cooperatively, adversarially, or fugitively—ecosystems we depend on as well as the people and institutions currently holding power with ways of being, values, ethics, and knowledges they are blind to or don’t understand?

Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates projects that foster dialogue about race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Her art practice centers emerging technologies, documentary practices, and social collaboration toward more equitable social and technological ecosystems. Professor Dinkins holds the Kusama Endowed Professorship in Art at Stony Brook University, where she founded the Future Histories Studio.

Dinkins exhibits internationally at a broad spectrum of community, private, and institutional venues. Dinkins is a United States Artist Fellow, Knight Arts & Tech Fellow and Creative Capital Grantee. Her art practice has been generously supported by the Berggruen Institute, Onassis Foundation, Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, Soros Equality Fellowship, Eyebeam, Pioneer Works Tech Lab, NEW INC, Nokia Bell Labs, Blue Mountain Center; The Laundromat Project; Santa Fe Art Institute and Art/Omi. Recent exhibitions include​: In Search of the Present, Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo Finland, Stephanie Dinkins: On Love & Data, Queens Museum of Art, (2021-2022), ​FUTURES, Smithsonian Arts & Industry Building, Washington D.C. (2021-22);​ BioMedia. The Era of life-like Media, ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE,​ (2022) and The Imitation Game, Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada, Wired, Art In America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallergic, the BBC, Wilson Quarterly, and a host of popular podcasts have highlighted Dinkins’ art and ideas.

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This event was free and open to the public.