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Launch party for Julie Wosk’s ‘My Fair Ladies’

September 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us to celebrate the publication of Julie Wosk’s new book ‘My Fair Ladies: Robots, Androids, and Other Artificial Eves.’

The fantasy of a male creator constructing his perfect woman dates back to the Greek myth of Pygmalion and Galatea. Yet as technology has advanced over the past century, the figure of the lifelike manmade woman has become nearly ubiquitous, popping up in everything from ‘Bride of Frankenstein’ to ‘Ex Machina.’ The idea has even extended beyond the artistic realm and infiltrated robotics labs and commercialized fetish objects. In this fascinating new book, Julie Wosk takes us on a whirlwind tour through this bevy of artificial women, revealing the array of cultural fantasies and fears that they embody.

Come raise a glass to ‘My Fair Ladies’ with us and listen to a brief talk by the author. Don’t miss this thought-provoking and exhilarating evening that will make you rethink everything you know about technology and gender.

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Date:
September 18, 2015
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

SUNY Global Center
116 East 55th Street
New York, New York 10022

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