Connect is an online, nomadic, multilingual radio station.

We host 24-hr broadcast events on mobility and movement. We take up topics of transportation, migration, and climate transformation, transmitting local voices, music and sound to create an audio portrait of a place in time. Our radio events are often hosted while on the move--from trucks, cars, boats, and bikes. Each broadcast connects an ever-growing network of global listeners, and is co-broadcast with local terrestrial and/or online stations. is co-produced by Agustina Woodgate, Stephanie Sherman and Hernan Woodgate.

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Listen Live

November 15 + 16, 2018
11AM – 11PM PST
Bay Area

English, Spanish + Vietnamese

a broadcast on all things self-driving
from a semi-autonomous vehicle looping the Bay Area


AUTOPILOTO investigates self-driving as technological system, psychological state, and anthropological condition. What will our cities sound like in a driverless future? How will society and infrastructure systems adapt? What might humans do during newfound transit time? In what ways do machines imitate human auto-pilot modes, and vice versa? How can we build equitable, planetary, intelligent transit for all? AUTOPILOTO presents interviews local drivers, designers, technologists, municipal agents, researchers, artists, scientists, mechanics and more, alongside soundscapes and music live from the Bay Area.

Featuring: Trami Cron, Chopstick Alley; Hong Thinh Vu, Musician/Teacher; Zelica Rodriguez-Deams, Associate Director, Somos Mayfair; Jessica Zenk, Interim Deputy Director, San Jose Department of Transportation; Melissa Cefkin, PhD Principal Researcher and Senior Manager User Experience Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley; Tracy Mcloud + Jyllian Halliburton, Seniors, Avenidas Cubberly Community Center; Lori Wood, Autocross Driver; Steve Omohundro, AI Scientist; Stace D. Maples, Stanford Geospatial Center; Alex Barth, Mapbox; Ariel Seidman, Hivemapper; Eric Rodenbeck, Stamen Design; Pablo Paredes PhD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; San Jose Jazz; Tom Wohlmut, San Jose Light Tower; Ryan Kawamoto, Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center + Susan Hayase, Activist; Robin Lasser + G Craig Hobbs, Artists; Jaime Fearer, AICP Deputy Director California Walks; Michelle Maranowski, The Tech Museum San Jose; Bryce Hille + Playboyz Inc.; Bay Area Ghosthunters; Christian Roth, Data Scientist FKA, Bill Diamond + Seth Shostak, SETI; Knightscope Robots; Julie Santiano, Turo car rental user; Watkins + Peacock; Dwayne Chatman; Kevin, Tesla Sales; Robin Anad Ocubillo, Open Space & Public Life; Jumana Nabti, BART Transit Planning; Corrina Gould, Indian People Organizing for Change (IPOC) + Sogorea Te’ Land Trust, Phillip Hermans, musician and artist + Adam Stocker, Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC); Women’s Audio Mission; Melissa Ruhl + Megan Gee, ARUP; Shane Myrbeck, composer Emily Shisko, composer; Sharid Buttar, EFF; Elia Vargas, UCSC researcher + sound artist; Anna Friz + Emmanuel Madan; VVD Windows

AUTOPILOTO is a commissioned project by the Lucas Artist Residency at the Montalvo Art Center, as part of the New Terrains Festival produced by the San Jose Museum of Art. Co-hosted with Trami Cron of Chopstick Alley.


November 15, 2018, 11am to 11pm (Pacific Standard Time)

November 16, 2018, 11am to 11pm (Pacific Standard Time)

-Listen to the podcast on Spotify HERE-


1 – GOOD MORNING BAY / An introduction to Autopiloto and Auto Pilot mode, followed by an interview and music with Trami Cron (Chopstick Alley) and Hong Thinh Vu (Musician).

2 – LANGUAGE PROCESSING / Zelica Rodriguez-Deams (Associate Director, Somos Mayfair) and Jessica Zenk (Interim Deputy Director, San Jose Department of Transportation) meet over Vietnamese Pho and discuss the relationship between Latin and Vietnamese communities and transportation issues like safety, pollution, and public access to resources and infrastructure in San Jose.

3 – AUTONOMY & ELDERS / A conversation about self-driving technologies with Melissa Cefkin (PhD Principal Researcher and Senior Manager User Experience Nissan Research Center Silicon Valley), music by DJ Stace Maples, and an interview with Avenidas Cubberly Community Center seniors Tracy Mcloud + Marc Halliburton about the role of self-driving for elderly passengers.

4 – OVER RIDE / Autocross Driver Lori Wood discusses her experience learning to race cars and overriding fears of losing control, followed by a dialogue with AI Scientist Steve Omohundro on the technologies of deep learning, smart cities and the role of AI in urban development.

5 – MAPS FOR MACHINES / Stace D. Maples (Stanford Geospatial Center), Alex Barth (Mapbox), Ariel Seidman (Hivemapper), and Eric Rodenbeck (Stamen Design) discuss the role of mapping in AI technologies and open source tools.

6 – CONSCIOUS COMMUTE / Pablo Paredes PhD (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University) describes the car as a place for behavioral and mental transformation, and the future of self-driving transformations during the time of the commute.

7 – FREESTYLE ELECTRIX / A live jazz concert by San Jose Jazz at the History Park from the San Jose Boom Box Stage followed by conversations with founder Hugo Garcia. Tom Wohlmut (San Jose Light Tower) and Alida Bray (History San Jose) describe the development of the 1881 San Jose Light Tower at History Park, the tower’s role in converting gas to electricity, and the intention for it to power the city.

8 – SAIGON CRUISE / Ryan Kawamoto (Executive director of Yu-Ai Kai Senior Community Center) and Susan Hayase (Activist) describe the potential for self-driving on Japanese communities in light of historic migration and relocation in the area. Robin Lasser and G Craig Hobbs (Artists, Dream Boats) play documentary recordings from their work with Vietnamese migrants.

9 – NEW TERRAINS / Jaime Fearer (AICP Deputy Director California Walks) and Michelle Maranowski (The Tech Museum San Jose) discuss pedestrianism, sidewalks, and green trails from a car parked outside the San Jose Museum.

10 – FLOW STATE / Bryce Hille (Playboyz Inc.) discusses automation, dance, and the popping genre which was developed in San Jose.

11 – PHANTOMS / Trami Cron and Bill Foley (Vice President of the California Pioneers of Santa Clara County) tour the historic house with the Bay Area Ghost Hunters.

12 – ASSURANCE SIMULATION / Greta M. Schultz (Tyson & Mendes) discusses the future role of insurance, algorithmic prediction, and liability with self-driving cars. Christian Roth (Data Scientist FKA) describes their work at the immersive simulation lab.

13 – SIGNALS / Bill Diamond and Seth Shostak (SETI) discuss autopiloting spacecraft and autonomous navigation and decision.

14 – ROBOCOPS & PSYCHADELIC REGGAE / A quick visit to the parking lot robot of Knightscope Robots, a conversation with Tesla Model X owner Maria ( renter), followed by a set of reggae music by Watkins + Peacock.

15 – OPEN SOURCE / A Tesla hacker (anonymous) describes her work hacking Tesla hardware and software.

16 – GHOST RIDING / Dwayne Chatman describes the history of Ghost Riding in Oakland followed by a music set by All Eyes.

17 – SHIPPING + SHOPPING CURBSIDE / Robin Anad Ocubillo (Open Space & Public Life) describes the Teslas arriving to Pier 80 in Oakland and automation.  Jumana Nabti (BART Transit Planning) discusses the automation of BART trains and the role of urban modification for pick-up and drop-off in planning for autonomous vehicles.

18 – MUSIC / A set of local tracks curated by Tina Redlin.

19 – TRAFFIC JAM / Musician and artist Phillip Hermans and researcher Adam Stocker (Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center) describe the social, ecological, and business impact of autonomous vehicles while traveling across the Bay Bridge.

20 – AUDIO MISSION / Interns from Women’s Audio Mission describe the role of technology and accessibility in empowering young women.

21 – RISK / Melissa Ruhl and Megan Gee (ARUP) describe the architecture and design of the city for autonomous vehicles.

22 – SONIC PSYCHOLOGY / Composers Shane Myrbeck and
Emily Shisko present electronic music.

23 – POETRY / A poetry jam from local poets and friends from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

24 – AUTOCRACY / Sharid Buttar (Electronic Fronteir Foundation) describes autonomy in relation to politics and democracy.

25 – MYTHOPETROLITHIUM / Elia Vargas (UCSC researcher + sound artist) discusses the relationship of electromagnetic spectrum to oil drilling and consumption.

26 – JOY CHANNEL / A science fiction radio play of a post-car future created by radio artist Anna Friz.

27 – UBER DRIVER/VVD WINDOWS / A conversation with UBER driver Fernando Rubela followed by music by Isobel Marcus of VVD Windows.

28 – NIGHTMOUNTAIN GOODBYE / Musician Motoko Honda (Montalvo Artist in Residence) plays a set.