UNCANNY ATTRACTION: INTERCULTURAL REMARKS ON THE AESTHETICS OF GYNOIDS AND SEXBOTS IN POP CULTURE

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UNCANNY ATTRACTION: INTERCULTURAL REMARKS ON THE AESTHETICS OF GYNOIDS AND SEXBOTS IN POP CULTURE

Abstract
This article offers some examples of female pop culture robots and shows how gynoids and sexbots suggest a simplified and stylized human relationship model. In some cases, this representation is ironic and/or edifying. In other cases, the artificial being offers a more complex representation of human destiny not influenced by moralism. In doing so, on the one hand gynoids become the occasion for an insight into the conditions of human exist-ence or even an implicit criticism of sex as a power strategy. On the other hand, as my in-tercultural analysis suggests, gynoids introduce a stylization of desire that allows for an in-crease in freedom from social and economic pressures, as a playful and liberating opportunity of exploring the possibilities and limits of human relationships

 

Paolo Euron
EIU European International University

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