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The Visiting Artists Program resource guides contain upcoming speakers' biographies, articles, video and audio content, related publications in the Flaxman Library, and additional online resources. These guides may be used in the classroom in preparation for the event, research, or post-lecture discussion.

Stephanie Dinkins: Tuesday, February 6, 6:00–7:30 p.m. CT
The Art Institute of Chicago, Fullerton Hall, 111 S. Michigan Ave.

This event will be live captioned by Communication Access Realtime Translation services.

Join us in person for a lecture by artist Stephanie Dinkins followed by an audience Q&A.


Headshot of Stephanie Dinkins

Named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in AI,” the inaugural recipient of the LG Guggenheim Award for artists working at the intersection of art and technology, a Creative Time R&D Fellow, and a Schmidt Futures AI2050 Senior Fellow in 2023, Stephanie Dinkins is a transmedia artist who creates projects that foster dialog about race, gender, aging, and our future histories. Her art practice centers emerging technologies, documentary practices, and social collaboration working toward technological ecosystems based on care and social equity. 

Dinkins teaches at Stony Brook University where she holds the Kusama Endowed Chair in Art. She exhibits and publicly advocates systems of care and generosity internationally. Wired, Art In America, Artsy, Art21, Hyperallergic, the BBC, the New York Times, Right Click Save, and a host of popular podcasts and online publications have highlighted Dinkins's art and ideas.

Artist Website

Image credit: Stephanie Dinkins.


‘An Echo Chamber of This World’s Order’
Min Chen | artnet | December 21, 2023

Stephanie Dinkins finds the edges of identity and AI
Jayne O’Dwyer | Document Journal | November 3, 2023

Professor Stephanie Dinkins Named a TIME 100 AI Innovator
Ankita Nagpal | Stony Brook University News | October 30, 2023

Black Artists Say A.I. Shows Bias, With Algorithms Erasing Their History*
Zachary Small | The New York Times | July 4, 2023
*This is a library resource that requires ARTIC login

Pioneering AI artist wins inaugural $100,000 award from New York's Guggenheim and LG
Torey Akers | The Art Newspaper | May 18, 2023

Stephanie Dinkins: Building Something Now
Joey Orr | Art Papers | May 2023

Stephanie Dinkins: On Love and Data
Marcus Civin | Brooklyn Rail | April 2022

Artist Stephanie Dinkins discusses race, gender and digital inequalities
Shraddha Nair | STIRworld | July 31, 2021

Stephanie Dinkins Documents the Past to Create a Better Future
Robert Emproto | Stony Brook University News | February 19, 2021

¿Human ÷ (Automation + Culture) = Partner?*
Stephanie Dinkins | ASAP/Journal, vo. 4 (2) | p. 294-297 | May 2019
*This is a library resource that requires ARTIC login


Stephanie Dinkins on “Afro-now-ism”
e-flux Podcasts | October 6, 2020 | Please note this podcast does not provide transcripts

Full Pro-topia
Informer [Podcast] | Please note this podcast does not provide transcripts



Conversations with Bina48: 7, 6, 5, 2
In these four videos, we see the artist Stephanie Dinkins (she/her/hers) conversing with a humanoid cyborg called Bina48 (Breakthrough Intelligence via Neural Architecture, 48 exaFLOPS per second) in Conversations with Bina48: 7, 6, 5, 2, 2014–present (ongoing).

Conversations with Not the Only One
Stephanie Dinkins in conversation with Not The Only One (March 2021) the multigenerational, voice interactive AI entity designed, trained, and aligned with the concerns and ideals of her Black American family.

Visiting Artists Program Lecture Recordings from the Archive
SAIC Visiting Artists Program video and audio lecture recordings (1977–present.) Available with SAIC login credentials.

SAIC Digital Collections: Visiting Artists Program
SAIC Visiting Artists Program publicity archive and audio recordings (197798).