OÁYE AI

Presented by MAX, in partnership with 5 Corners Collective and Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud Reservation

Program / Installations

Lakota cosmology provides an alternative framework for developing and integrating AI into society that takes into account the needs of the community. MAX, in partnership with 5 Corners Collective and Boys and Girls Club of Rosebud Reservation, presents a photo series that approaches the concept through young people’s eyes. With the landscape of South Dakota as the backdrop, this photo series is a breathtaking investigation of artificial intelligence and computation through an Indigenous framework that places one eye on scientific and commercial advancements and the other on Indigenous concepts of respect for oneself, one’s community, and the environment.
Robin Dahlberg

Artist Profile

Robin Dahlberg

Robin Dahlberg is a visual artist and arts educator based in New York City. Robin uses photography to explore how we respond to the challenges of everyday life. Robin loves sharing her passion for photography with others and teaches analog and digital photography to children, teens, adults and people with disabilities. Robin published her first photo book in 2016, Billable Hours in 6-Minute Increments, a humorous look at corporate culture in large New York law firms. Before becoming a photographer, she was a civil rights attorney and traveled widely, advocating for the reform of criminal justice, juvenile justice, health care, and foster care systems throughout the country.

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Adegbeyega Adefope

Adegbeyega Adefope is a Nigerian-born architect and designer who specializes in cultural exhibition design. He has taught in the interior design and architecture programs at Parsons, The New School and various other design schools in the New York City area. He encourages the development, exploration and expression of individual and cultural perspectives sensitive to underrepresented communities.

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Suzanne Kite

Suzanne Kite is an Oglala Lakota performance artist, visual artist and composer, currently completing a PhD at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Her work examines contemporary Lakota epistemologies through research-creation, computational media and performance practice, and how these

epistemologies can impact the development of new technologies such as AI. Kite has written and lectured extensively on Lakota theology and AI systems.