Special Issue "Art, Science and Technology of Human Sexuality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2018)
Ms. Beibei Song
1. Chief Creative Officer, Song Essinova, LLC, Belmont, CA 94002, USA
2. Editor, Essinova Journal
3. Facilitator and Coach, Executive Education, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
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Interests: creativity; innovation; business; art; management; leadership; science; technology; design; nature
With the advent of sexbots, AI and robotics have entered the more intimate domains of human-machine relationship and a highly sensitive cultural territory, now challenging the most primal and elemental aspects of human existence. Granted sex-tech is not new—e-commerce owes much of its early existence to porn—however the latest wave of technologies pushes this part of human experience to yet another edge. A sex robot expert predicts that humans will marry robots in the next 35 years.
Meanwhile, human-to-human marriage rates continue to decline; and assisted reproductive technology is becoming increasingly routine, enabling procreation without a marital or even sexual partner.
While the trinity of “marriage, sex and co-parenting” will continue to dominate for a long time to come, these developments are portending new alternatives, with potentially profound social consequences. They also provide a new context for the examination, expression, celebration and contemplation of human sexuality, from multiple points of view.
From ancient mythology to virtual reality, from feminism to sexology, from Kama Sutra to Ex Machina, from neuroscience and evolutionary biology to behavioral psychology and cultural anthropology… We welcome papers, reviews, images and artworks, etc. from wide-ranging fields and perspectives, on the subject of human sexuality and intimacy.
Ms. Beibei Song
Dr. Robert Sapolsky
Prof. Clara Boj
Prof. Diego Diaz
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- assisted reproductive technology
- sex therapy