Yaron Lectures: The Institute of Art and Ideas Panel on Sex in the Tech Age

In this panel, leading experts discuss the trials and tribulations of sex in the age of technology, from dating apps all the way to sex robots.

Featuring: Mikki Kendall, Liara Roux, Kate Devlin, Yaron Brook, Slavoj Žižek, Brooke Magnanti, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Olivia Fane.

00:00 Introduction
00:49 Mikki Kendall (ft. Olivia Fane)
03:36 Kate Devlin
07:36 Brooke Magnanti
10:30 Slavoj Zizek
11:24 Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
14:10 Yaron Brook
18:57 Liara Roux

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Mikki Kendall is an author, activist, and cultural critic. Her work often focuses on current events, media representation, the politics of food, and the history of the feminist movement. Penguin Random House published her graphic novel Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists in 2019, while her political nonfiction book Hood Feminism was released in early 2020.

Liara Roux is an American author, sex worker, indie porn director and sex worker human rights activist with a strong following online. Roux is a high-end escort and she is fighting structural discrimination against sex workers.

Kate Devlin is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmith’s Department of Computing, as well as a writer, speaker and researcher. Her work focuses on AI and sex robots.

An economist, entrepreneur, writer, and activist, Yaron Brook is an Objectivist and the current chairman of the board at the Ayn Rand Institute. Traveling extensively to promote Rand’s philosophy, he has penned books including Free Market Revolution and Equal is Unfair.

Slavoj Žižek is a globally renowned philosopher and cultural critic. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London, visiting professor at New York University and a senior researcher at the University of Ljubljana’s Department of Philosophy. He is the author of several books, including The Sublime Object of Ideology.

Best-known by her pen name Belle de Jour, Brooke Magnanti is a biologist, blogger and author. Her Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl was adapted for television.

Award-winning, Ugandan-born author and columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown currently writes for The Independent and The Evening Standard, and is the founder of British Muslims for Secular Democracy.

Olivia Fane is an author, her most notable works including “Why Sex Doesn’t Matter” and “The Rupture: On Knowledge and the Sublime”.

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