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Forbidden Research: Sexual Deviance: Can Technology Protect our Children?

One of the big things that we’re going to talk about here is para­phil­ia. We’re going to talk about sex­u­al deviance. We’re going to talk about the prob­lem of peo­ple whose sex­u­al desires lead to attrac­tion to chil­dren, lead to attrac­tion towards vio­lent sex, lead to sex­u­al trans­gres­sion in one fash­ion or anoth­er.

Genevieve Bell Anita Borg Institute Leadership Award 2013 Acceptance Speech

I went about work­ing out why it was that lit­tle Aboriginal girls could say they were boss for them­selves. And what it meant to be inde­pen­dent and self‐determining. But I also real­ized that to live in an Aboriginal com­mu­ni­ty was to be embed­ded and nest­ed in a con­stant set of rela­tion­ships and respon­si­bil­i­ties, and you could be boss for your­self, but only if you were also respect­ful of your rela­tion­ships and your respon­si­bil­i­ties and your oblig­a­tions.

Seeing Eternity in a Daffodil: Making Robots, Making Life

In this talk I want to sug­gest that it’s nev­er quite as sim­ple as to say there is tech­nol­o­gy and there is art. That there is tech­nol­o­gy and there is cul­ture. Clearly these things have always been in dia­logue and are still. So this means this is a sto­ry about art and tech­nol­o­gy.