With thanks to the Estate of Douglas Adams, our annual panel
debate continues in 2004. This year we pose the question:
How much does sex drive technology?
The VHS player’s outstanding and speedy acceptance is said
to be due to the porn industry adopting this format over BetaMax. Traffic
on the Internet, it’s said, is 90% porn… So the sex industry seems
to certainly embrace technology.
From the earliest days of science fiction the robot has been
used as a catalyst, a metaphor and focus of our dreams and aspirations. But are
all those dreams primal and sexual?
How quickly will Sony's first humanoid robot be hacked and upgraded with unisex
attachments - ‘Your plastic pal who’s fun to be with’? Could
a computer give one satisfying sex? And what happened to the promised Virtual
Reality sex suit?
Join Jonathan Clements (Chair) and our panel of experts as they
debate, inform and amuse. Audience participation encouraged!
MARK BENNETT - Fetish expert and designer of the cybersex suit
STELARC - Australian tech artist www.stelar.va.com.au
GREG PAK - Director of Robot Stories
DAVE GREEN- Need To Know www.ntk.net
Dr RACHEL ARMSTRONG - author of Sci/Fi Aesthetics & Space
Others panellists to be confirmed. As always, please check here
for latest details.
Presented in conjunction with
Black Ice Media.