The Dream Machine Experience: Bina48’s Garden at the Atrium


June 12–30, 2024


David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 W 62nd St
New York, NY 10023



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Conceived by Nona HendryxThe Dream Machine Experience is a site-specific activation that combines Afrofuturist art, music, and storytelling with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). Featuring an interactive open forum with humanoid robot Bina48, this Lincoln Center commission invites audiences of all ages on a journey to explore the possibilities at the intersection of the arts and technology.

Bina48’s Garden at the Atrium offers an opportunity for community members, artists, and students from New York City schools to teach AI and share the best of humanity. As one of the world’s most advanced social robots, these interactions during Bina48’s time at Lincoln Center will help shape, diversify, and enrich the understanding of AI for generations to come. Bina48 will also partake in conversations open to the public with luminaries including Carrie Mae Weems, Stephanie Dinkins, and Francesca Harper. Bina48 will be at the Atrium in an Afrofuturistic garden designed by renowned multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas with interior and set design by Lutfi Janania Zablah.

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