Thoughts and Shivers re:Sex Robots


I enjoyed reading Louise Bak’s interview with Michael Sullivan for Toro magazine. I also mentioned his work in my last column for Neural. His work looks like a sweet miniature version of the Sadean spectacle. For instance, a female robot sits in front of her computer and has twin babies on her lap. Each of the babies is sucking one of her breasts while she scans the porn web. Sullivan explains the childish-creative impulse behind the robotic invention in Wired:“Making the movie is just like playing with dolls or playing with action figures.”Unless we can return to this infantile habit to play with inanimate objects, our post-human lovers will be lacking in aura and warmth.”