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Gendering Robots: Robo-sexism & Retro-Tech in Japan  (Conferences / Seminars / Lectures)

In humans and humanoid robots alike, gender- femininity and masculinity - constitutes an array of learned behaviors that are cosmetically enabled and enhanced. In humans, these behaviors are both socially and historically shaped, but are also contingent upon many situational influences, including individual choices. I will explore the sex/gender dynamics, informing the design and embodiment of artificial intelligence and robots, especially humanoids. Advanced technology does not necessarily promote social progress but can be deployed to reinforce conservative models of sex/gender roles, ethnic nationalism and "traditional" family structures.
Sponsored by Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities

Co-Sponsored by the Academic Advancement Network; Asian Studies Center; Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen); Center for Interdisciplinarity; College of Arts and Letters; Department of Linguistics and Languages; Diversity Research Network; Graphic Narratives Network; Japan Council; LBGT Resource Center


Location: 115 International Center
Price: Free
Contact: Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities
phone pic (517) 353-8848