AUTOPILOTO Radio Show from an Autonomous Vehicle

On November 15, 2018, Steve Omohundro will be interviewed about the social impact of AI in an autonomous vehicle driving around Silicon Valley as a part of the “AUTOPILOTO” art project:



Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Friday, November 16, 2018

What will our streets and cities look and sound like in a driverless future?

The Lucas Artists Program presents AUTOPILOTO by artist collective, an online live-streaming 24-hour broadcast from a semi-autonomous vehicle traveling around the Bay Area, on November 15 and 16.

AUTOPILOTO will investigate the challenges and opportunities of emerging autonomous mobilities through live soundscapes, music, and Spanish-English-Vietnamese conversations with drivers, designers, technologists, municipal agents, researchers, artists, and scientists, opening a channel for music, storytelling, and sonic experiments.



November 15-16, 2018
SARATOGA, CA (1 October 2018) — This November, the Sally & Don Lucas Artists Program at Montalvo Arts Center presents a new commission from international creative collective AUTOPILOTO, a marathon radio transmission broadcast while on the move in a semi-autonomous vehicle traversing the Bay Area, examining how emerging autopilot technologies are transforming the world. Live streaming on November 15 and 16, AUTOPILOTO will include interviews with drivers, designers, technologists, municipal agents, researchers, artists, scientists, mechanics and more, as well as soundscapes and music. Through storytelling and sonic experiments, it will compose an audio portrait of the Bay Area at a specific moment in time. The live-stream of the broadcast will be available on both and
AUTOPILOTO is a commissioned project by the Lucas Artist Program at the Montalvo Arts Center, and is presented as part of New Terrains: Mobility and Migration, a series of cross-disciplinary exhibitions, programs and experiences that explore how bodies move through spaces—social, political, literal, and figurative. The broadcast is co-hosted with Trami Cron of Chopsticks Alley Art. Special guests will include voices from ARUP; fka SV Inc; Nissan Research Center; SETI Institute; Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California, Berkeley, Yu-Ai Kai Community Center, and others. It will feature music and live performance by such artists as Anna Fritz, Taylor Ho Bynum, Philip Hermans, Motoko HondaShane A. Myrbeck & Emily Shisko, and San Jose Jazz. For more information, the public may visit or or call Donna Conwell at 408-777-2100.

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