Could you love a machine, and could it ever love you back?

What is love in the age of machines, sex toys, care robots, and screen addictions? It’s time for another existential conversation in the Nook.

The relationships you have with your devices are not the same as what you have with your family, friends, or lovers. But what are they like then? Can we give it a name? To what degree can you connect with technology in a meaningful way, and to what degree can it do the same with you? How happy are you to spend most of your time connecting with or through technology, instead of directly with your fellow humans? And what will this be like in the future?

Let’s explore the potential (and boundaries) of machines for love, romance, and sex.


Existential Tuesdays are small bi-weekly discussions in the Nook of the TUD Library. Practice your critical thinking skills, learn to see the world from different perspectives, and hang out with your fellow deep thinkers in Delft.

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Check out SG’s related events this quarter on the theme: Intimacy and Technology

This quarter at SG, we’re taking a deeper look at the connections we have with and through technology. Technology is becoming ever more intimately involved in our lives and has enormous potential to bring us closer together. But can technology truly offer an intimate experience?

This theme is part of the series For Love of the World, in which we explore alternative stories and forgotten knowledge that can (re)connect us to our world.

Blog: So connected, yet so lonely
7 Nov – 21 Dec                Art Exhibition & survey                                                                                                            The Nook/Theater de Veste
14 Nov                                  Existential Tuesday: How Do You Know You’re Not a Robot?                                                  The Nook
14 Nov                                  Art & Tech Cafe: Can Technology Bring Us Closer Together?                                                   Theater de Veste
15 Nov                                  VOX Book Club: The Epic of Gilgamesh, book distribution                                                        The Nook
28 Nov                                  Existential Tuesday: Could you love a machine, and could it ever love you back?         The Nook
28 Nov                                  VOX Movie Night: Ghost in the Shell (1995)                                                                                       TBA
14 Dec                                  VOX Book Club: The Epic of Gilgamesh, book discussion                                                            The Nook

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