What We're Watching: In Conversation: Stephanie Dinkins And Mimi Ọnụọha

From Ford Foundation: Join us on Tuesday, October 31 from 6-8pm for an artists’ talk with Stephanie Dinkins and Mimi Ọnụọha. The artists will speak about their work featured in What Models Make Worlds: Critical Imaginaries of AI in conversation with moderator Salome Asega, director of NEW INC. 

Mimi Ọnụọha’s Library of Missing Datasets series assembles the blank spaces in a sprawling datascape. Through a filing cabinet with empty or concealed files, the artist shows us what is rendered invisible or intentionally hidden. Stephanie Dinkins’ Conversations with Bina48 (Fragment 11) documents encounters with Bina48, a social robot developed to reflect the beliefs and memories of a Black woman, revealing that Bina48’s coding has given her no meaningful awareness of Blackness, race, or racialization. Dinkins’ N’TOO redresses this algorithmic erasure by offering a framework for co-authoring alternative models of AI. For this work, featured in What Models Make Worlds, an interactive intelligence trained with data drawn from oral histories by the artist’s family generates a “multigenerational memoir of a Black American family.”

This event is presented as part of the current gallery exhibition What Models Make Worlds on view through December 9. Live captioning will be provided.

Learn more and register here.