Data di pubblicazione: febbraio 2024

“Stephanie Dinkins: On Love and Data is a beautiful reflection on technology, and in particular AI, through the lens of Dinkins’s unique artistic practice. In this pivotal moment of technological advancement, the publication offers alternatives to the proliferation of bias-based systems—inspiring ways to imagine a justice-oriented digital future.” —Justine Ludwig, Executive Director, Creative Time

Stephanie Dinkins is renowned for her critical investigations into artificial intelligence and machine learning systems as they intersect race, gender, and our future histories. By using her training in documentary practices as a photo-based artist, she creates inclusive platforms for dialogue and action toward building technological ecosystems and datasets that are equitable, accessible, and transparent. Her immersive installations, community-based workshops, and public talks seek audience participation and engagement in a way that pushes the boundaries of new media and socially engaged art practices in the 21st century.

Stephanie Dinkins: On Love & Data (University of Michigan Press, February 2024) brings together nationally renowned curators and theorists who draw from methodologies of art criticism, social practice, new media theory, and critical studies to offer an in-depth analysis of key installations in Dinkins’s survey exhibition. Dinkins is renowned for her critical investigations into artificial intelligence and machine learning systems as they intersect race, gender, and our future histories. By using her training in documentary practices as a photo-based artist, she creates inclusive platforms for dialogue and action toward building technological ecosystems and datasets that are equitable, accessible, and transparent. Her immersive installations, community-based workshops, and public talks seek audience participation and engagement in a way that pushes the boundaries of new media and socially engaged art practices in the 21st century.

As noted by the LG Electronics Associate Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Noam Segal, “On Love and Data serves as a luminous nexus where artist Stephanie Dinkins’s concept of Afro-now-ism comes to life. This intellectually rich manifesto effortlessly merges historical acumen with current relevance, advocating for community resilience through the artistry of digital spaces and zeroing in on the unique needs of Black and marginalized communities within digital landscapes.”

In this beautiful, full color book, supported by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, we see art’s power to challenge inequities and build inclusive dialogues. The book includes an important essay by Stephanie Dinkins on her concept of Afro-now-ism in which she expands on her theoretical framework and positionality as a Black new media artist in the 21st century. Dinkins’s artistic research transcends the boundaries of visual art to challenge and expose the bias and inequities of caste, race, and gender, which are encoded within digital systems on which governance, healthcare, and security infrastructures in the United States are based.


 Stephanie Dinkens 

On Love & Data 

By Srimoyee Mitra 

Paper $30.00 

ISBN 978-0-472-03959-3 

Open Access ISBN 978-0-472-90399-3 

Discount: Trade 

88 pages, 32 color illustrations, 10” x 10” 

Publication Date: February 2024 

Distributor: 

Chicago Distribution Center 

Link: https://press.umich.edu/Books/S/Stephanie-Dinkins