Hear how humans have engaged with sex and intimacy over time – from a 28,000-year-old phallic stone object discovered in Germany to the newly released...

New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?

Location:

Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side)
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia
New Horizons: Is This The End Of Intimacy?
New Horizons: Is this the end of intimacy?

Event Details

Hear how humans have engaged with sex and intimacy over time – from a 28,000-year-old phallic stone object discovered in Germany to the newly released sexrobot, Harmony, powered by artificial intelligence. Will this new sexual frontier of sex robots, sex work, technology and porn will spell the end of love as we know it?

The assumption that sex must always involve intimacy will be challenged by the University of Technology Sydney’s Dr Belinda Middleweek (a senior lecturer in journalism and media studies), Dr Alan McKee (an expert on entertainment and healthy sexual development) and Eurydice Aroney (an award-winning radio journalist). Join them as they discuss the moral contradictions surrounding sexuality and sexual relationships and whether or not we should be saying ‘screw intimacy!’.

Bring an open mind and your questions for a riveting conversation moderated by Dr Honni van Rijswijk (UTS).

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.