Technology is exponentially pushing humans into new realms of existence. We create better and smarter ways of living and sex is no exception. Sex is a fundamental part of our existence and like any other event in life, it is a multi-sensory event. It is far broader and far more complex than the constrained "erogenous zones”. It is a combination of what one sees, hears, smells and feels that makes them sexually aroused. During this laid-back and chilled evening we are going on a collective journey to explore what is multi-sensory SexTech, how is it being deployed and where is it heading to.
Wonder where orgasmic waves are taking our boat? Yes, boat! The cozy Milk Float is hosting us on this journey of blood-boiling talks! The Milk Float can be found on the canal just off White Post Lane on the edge of the Olympic Park. The closest station is Hackney Wick (3 minutes on foot). Turning left from the station, then left onto White Post Lane, you should see The Milk Float on your right hand side as you cross over the canal. The nearest postcode is E9 5EN.
Coordinates: 51°32'33.7"N 0°01'17.5"W
date & time
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - Doors Open
18:55 - Introduction
19:00 - Angelina Aleksandrovich
19:20 - Kate Devlin
19:40 - Break
19:50 - Lisa Evelyn Rombout
20:10 - Oli Lipski
20:30 - Break
20:40 - Harry Sherwood
21:00 - Eleanore Hancock
21:20 - Conclusion
21:30 - Social Mixer & Networking
23.00 - Venue Closes
MEET OUR SPEAKERS
Dr Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in Social and Cultural Artificial Intelligence at King’s College London. Her book, “Turned On: Science, ex and Robots” (Bloomsbury, 2018) has received wide acclaim. In 2016, she held Sex tech Hack, the UK’s first sex tech hackathon. She tweets far too often as @drkatedevlin.
lisa Evelyn Rombout
lisa Evelyn Rombout
Lisa is a human specimen interested in creative coding, cyborgs, VR, regular reality, fairy-tales, whiskey and the human brain. Currently working towards a PhD in cognitive science and artificial intelligence, and organizes creative coding meetups & hackathons. Studying social embodiment, she quickly realized what the most embodied social experience is, and started delving into the technology of intimacy.
Futurist and transhumanist specialising in creative storytelling through Extended Reality tech with the background in sculpture & performance art. Worked with many global brands on high-profile productions where she designed and directed interactive technology activations. Now Angelina works at RDL to create innovative multi-sensory solutions for cybersex.
Oli is an avid researcher of sex tech. She spent her Undergrad writing about bisexuality in science fiction and her Masters writing about the heteronormativity of sex robots, and what the possibility would be for queering sex tech? Since graduating she has joined the Women of Sex Tech community and worked with multiple sex positive companies.
Perfumer & Philosophy PhD student currently working on problems in the Philosophy of Olfaction at the Centre for the Study of the Senses, London. His interests lie at the intersections of aesthetics, psychophysics, and the metaphysics of perceptual objects. Worked with new and established brands and organisations to create scents to fit briefs from simple candles to avant-garde theatrical productions.
Worked with sex workers in the Merseyside region for over three years and is currently writing a book documenting the lives of escorts at a Liverpool-based escort agency. Researching the social and ethical consequences derived from utilising sex-technology in digitalised sex-industry contexts. Currently based in Amsterdam working for sex-tech manufacturer Kiiroo.