Oscar Santillán on Art and AI

On Monday, April 10, the Colby College Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art presented a panel discussion to culminate the work of Lunder Institute senior fellow Oscar Santillán.

As one of five awardees of the Holt/Smithson Foundation’s grant prize to create a project around Little Island, Santillán discussed his work with Colby undergraduate research assistants, in collaboration with the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, to bring his project to fruition.

Joining the panel were Lisa Le Feuvre, executive director of the Holt/Smithson Foundation, to share more about the origin of the award, Little Island’s history, the other selected artists, as well as her work and highlights with Oscar over the course of their collaboration.

Amanda Stent, director of the Davis Institute for Artificial Intelligence, also joined the discussion, along with Erica Wall, Lunder Institute director.