Wed 15 Nov 2017

Jennifer Walshe Sound Salon: Sound, Sexuality & Robots

Wed 15 Nov 2017
18.45 - 20.30
New Wing

Sound Salon aims to fuel critical discussion, new vocabulary and analysis in sound, music and technology, supporting communities and practitioners in these fields to understand how the internet is shaping the field.

In this second series, the conversation broadens to explore how new trends in tech might impact on the music of the future, starting with sound, sexuality and robots. Goldsmith's academic Dr Kate Devlin will be in conversation with Jennifer, discussing her research and unpicking recent debates on the effect of cybersex toys, and robots generally, on human attachment poularised by films such as Her.


Dr Kate Devlin is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses on how we can apply knowledge of visual perception and cognition to areas such as human-computer interaction and Artificial Intelligence to assess how people interact with, and react to, technology.

Her current research is focused on cognition, sex, gender and sexuality and how these might be incorporated into cognitive systems such as sexual companion robots.

Othe dates in the series:
13 Dec 2018 - with Erica Scourti
10 Jan 2018 - with Dani Admiss
7 Feb 2018 - TBA
7 Mar 2018 - with Arthur Miller
25 Apr 2018 - TBA