Love and Intimacy in a Robotic Age

Erotic Love in a Robotic Age


Many of us share intimacy with robots on a daily basis (our smartphones are robots) and use algorithms to find a partner. The digital age has fundamentally changed how we understand love and intimacy, but what are the gains and the losses? How has love been shaped in our capitalist, consumerist and tech-driven society, and how do we understand the possibilities and impacts of intimate relationships with robots? Ine Gevers, experienced researcher and artistic director of ROBOT LOVE, will interview author and academic researcher Eva Illouz on the question of responsive love, ethics and neurobiology and explore the possibility that in the future not humans, but machines, might become the experts of love.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Format: Presentation
Event Type: Session
Level: Advanced