Lynn Hershman Leeson; Bitforms Gallery

April 29, 2008

Lynn Hershman, “Olympia: Fictive Projections and the Myth of the Real Woman,”

Lynn Hershman Leeson returns to bitforms gallery in NY with the first showing of a new series, Found Objects, April 26 – May 31.

Including the premiere of the sex doll installation, “Olympia: Fictive Projections and the Myth of the Real Woman,” a provocative and updated version of Edouard Manet’s notorious painting, “Olympia”.

Suicide bots link, Humans Marrying Robots. . .

October 17, 2007

From the UK Metro:
People will marry robots, says scientist
Artificial intelligence researcher David Levy was awarded a PhD today by a Dutch university for his thesis, Intimate Relationships With Artificial Partners.

Paul Granjon’s Sexed Robots 2005

July 4, 2007

The sexed robots are autonomous wheeled platforms fitted with nylon genital organs, respectively male and female.

They are programmed to explore their environment, occasionally entering a “in heat” mode, where they will try and locate a partner in the same state. If a partner is located, the robots will attempt to mate.

The Sexed robots were commissioned for the exhibition Somewhere else, Welsh pavilion, Venice Biennale 2005.

2007 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation

June 15, 2007

header_icra07.gifThe Papers are now online for the full Day Workshop on Roboethics
Rome, 14 April 2007

some interesting reading

for example

R. C. Arkin
Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance

D. Levy
Robot Prostitutes as Alternatives to Human Sex Workers
more on the above link

Ian Haig

March 7, 2006

Ian Haig works at the intersection of visual arts and media arts. His work explores the strangeness of everyday reality negotiated through subject matter that is at times perverse and provocative. His practice focuses on the psychopathological relationship to technologies and the human psyche, often exploring the themes of the body, mutation and devolution through the lens of low cultural forms. Over the years the trajectory of Haig’s iconoclastic vision has encompassed everything from site-specific installation projects, super 8 movies, interactive sculpture, noise music, to animations, videos, drawings, web projects, to large-scale gallery installations.


Afternoon delight 03-05; Futurerotica