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      Technical Sensibility: On sexual and technical performance



      Politics of the Machines - Art and After (EVA Copenhagen)

      Digital arts and culture

      15 - 17 May 2018

      Sex Toys, Technicity, Pleasure, Techno-Sexuality, Cyberfeminism



            This paper peers into sexual practices articulated between human bodies and digital connected devices in order to produce a critical perspective on techno-sexual practices. Are sexual pleasure production technologies exhausted by their marketed functionalities? By considering Gilbert Simondon’s technicity concept and the genesis of technical objects, I’ll answer this question negatively. My hypothesis is that technologies for sexual pleasure production exceed the functionalities attributed by their marketing because they are part of a broader process of technological becoming. I’ll state that sex toys, marketed as digital or smart technologies, belong to what I will later call technical sensibility, which is at the core of a libidinal approach to processes of technological production.


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            May 2018
            May 2018
            : 1-7
            [1 ] Independent Researcher

            Berlin, Germany
            © Olmos. Published by BCS Learning and Development Ltd. Proceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018, Denmark

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            Politics of the Machines - Art and After
            EVA Copenhagen
            Aalborg University, Copenhagen, Denmark
            15 - 17 May 2018
            Electronic Workshops in Computing (eWiC)
            Digital arts and culture
            Product Information: 1477-9358BCS Learning & Development
            Self URI (journal page): https://ewic.bcs.org/
            Electronic Workshops in Computing


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