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”.
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.
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.
June 15, 2007
The Papers are now online for the full Day Workshop on Roboethics
Rome, 14 April 2007
some interesting reading
R. C. Arkin
Lethality and Autonomous Robots: An Ethical Stance
Robot Prostitutes as Alternatives to Human Sex Workers
more on the above link
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