The team meet at the Young Vic bar, 4 actors, a director, writer and spike the dog. We are geared up with hot drinks, snack and work materials, as we head over to our home for the week Platform, Southwark to begin our exploration of this fascinating topic.
Sat around a table we begin to discuss the human and robot relationship. It becomes very apparent that there are many questions surrounding this topic. Where is humanity heading with it development and advancement in technology? How does it affect human relationships? What benefits and drawbacks can the development of sexual robots have on society? Furthermore it leave us all very undecided as to where we stand with regards to sex with robots and other devices. After our in depth conversation and a quick warm by Mark (one of the actors) we dive straight into Nessah' s extraordinary mind as we read her script Sex with Robots. They are collections of short scenes exploring sexual encounters with robots. Nessah doesn't state which characters are human or robots and so it gave us room to play with different scenarios. What was interesting about this was how almost endless our possibilities could be. We had situations where the status between human and robot would alter depending on which character played the human a which one played the robot. Also the essence and intention of the scenes often differed when we played with different variations. On the other hand there were scenes which automatically expressed which characters were robots and which were humans. With one scene in particular, I initially found myself empathising with a sex robot or sexbot but as the scene progressed my feeling shifted when I realised the emotional implications for my character. Even though it's only day one, our minds are already racing and we are pulling strange faces as we explore this world and become astonished. Technology is developing so rapidly who knows where we will be in 5years time let alone 20... As Bobby our director pointed out yesterday people can and are already having sex with robotic devices - you can fuck a foot. A robotic foot that can be used to please you sexual wow! Quote of the day #youcanfuckafoot