Sex, The Body and Cyborgs

Sex, The Body and Cyborgs

Paul G. Nixon

Monday, 26 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:40
Tuesday, 27 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:40
Wednesday, 28 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:40
Thursday, 29 November, 2018 - 10:00 to 15:40

Principal Lecturer in European Politics / Europe Platform Co-ordinator ES, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Den Haag, Netherlands. He has recently been appointed as Visiting Professor in the Department of Communication, IUSVE, Venice, Italy. His research is on the value of international staff exchanges. Often exchanges such as those undertaken under programmes such as ERASMUS+ are seen as only producing positive outcomes. The research will attempt to analyze the added value to both the individual undertaking the exchange, as well as to the organizations involved (both the host and the sending institutions). Nixon identifies goal setting and attainment, levels of pre departure training (if any), as well as attitudinal changes and the effects that these have upon the individuals teaching style and methods upon their return. In order to tie in the research and the KK with other THUAS initiatives, the same process will be investigated in one or more of the Strategic Partner Institutions to be used as a comparison, where practical, thus examining potential cultural differences.

The course is designed to explore how technology is affecting our sexual behavior and how that might change over time. Discussed topics: Cyborgs and Post humanism; Sex and Dating in the Digital Age; Sex in the Movies; Sex in Advertising; Sex toys and Robot Sex.

The lectures are organized by Theory of Interactive Media study programme, thanks to the support of the internal development project of Masaryk University "Supporting the Internationalization of MU" and the Institute of Musicology at the Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts.