EVENT: Future Sex (9-14 May)
Engage and interact with Anna-bot: the sex robot with a twist
Our co-existence with technology permeates every facet of life, down to the most intimate aspects.
In a unique example of human-computer interaction design, Future Sex brings together art, robotics and gender studies to give participants a first-hand encounter with the future of technology use in sexual interactions.
Adult participants are invited to step inside an enclosed pod where they can customise the personality of a intimate robotic prototype, Anna-bot, before engaging with her in conversation. However, Anna-bot isn’t all she seems.
As part of ongoing research exploring female voice and aesthetic design in erotic technologies, Future Sex challenges the expectations of sexbots formed through popular culture. It brings attention to how interactive technologies can meaningfully connect with people and seeks to promote a future of technology design with greater justice, equity, consent, inclusion and safety.
Mon 9 – Wed 11 May | 8am – 11am and 12pm – 3pm
Thu 12 May | 4pm – 8pm
Fri 13 May | 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm
Sat 14 May | 10am – 1pm and 2pm – 4pm
Please note – this event is for participants aged 18+ only. It contains nudity, coarse language, adult concepts and sexual themes. Participants can self-select a content rating level from PG through to an R-rating. All participants are required to complete a consent form prior to engaging with Anna-bot.