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.