Events

February 2017

Thursday February 21 2017
Are we ready for robot relationships?
Time: 18.30-20.00
Place: Hugh Aston Building, Richmond Street, Leicester, LE2 7ED

Saturday 4th February 2017
It’s Alive! Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Playing God
Time: 2-3pm
Place: Southbank Centre

Friday 3rd February 2017
Love, sex and marriage…with a robot?
British Academy
Time: 6.30-9.30pm
Place: British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH.

December 2016

Thursday 1st December 2016
Robots vs Humanity
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Place: Google Campus, 5 Bonhill St, London EC2A 4BX

Thursday 8th December 2016
The Changing Face of The Sex Trade
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Place: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK

October 2016

Saturday October 8 2016
The Future of the Sex: Prostitution, Porn and the Rise of Sex Robots

Prostitution, pornography and strip clubs have never been more widely available or profitable, but how are these powerful industries changing sex for the next generation? Does pornography create warped expectations for a generation of young men? Should women have the power to choose to prositute themselves or strip for money, or are these archaic and degrading acts that should be banned or made illegal? What does the rising popularity of luxury sex robots mean for human sexual relations? How are sexual mores in the Twenty First Century changing, and is the power dynamic between men and women in the bedroom shifting? Featuring Kat Banyard author of Pimp State: Sex, Money and the Future of Equality,Wendy Jones author of The Sex Lives of English Women: Intimate Interviews and Unexpected Answers and Kathleen Richardson Leader of Campaign Against Sex Robots.

Time: 1-2pm
Place: Southbank Centre, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, thePurcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the The Poetry Library.

June 2016

15-18 June 2016
Ideacity
Sex with Robots (Talk and Debate) with David Levy
Place: Toronto, Canada

Saturday 25th June 2016
Breaking the FRAME
Women and the Politics of Digital Technologies
Place: Feminist library, London

May 2016

May 4th 2016
TEDxTalk ULB STAYING HUMAN
‘Money Can’t Buy You Love: Sex Robots & the instrumentalisation of Human Intimacy’
Place, ULB, Brussels