Would you kiss a robot? Exploring the future of sex through design


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Technology’s relationship to sex is complex and ever-changing. Dating apps, the pill, and digital mass porn are only a few of the technological innovations that have radically impacted our sexual lives and how we relate to each other.

So, how should we design technologies related to human sexuality and intimacy? What sexual dilemmas can be solved using technology and which can’t? Why do technological solutions so often feel like a bandaid for more profound issues of connection and intimacy?

Hosted by The Philosophy of Sex podcast, this conversation will explore how design impacts our most intimate moments and how technology can be designed as a catalyst for connection. To help investigate, we will hear from RMIT professor and sex toy designer Judith Glover, Sex-Tech School founder Lucy Wark, and author and researcher, Jenney Kennedy

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