This show addresses changing notions of love and romance in the face of the rampant technological innovations of the Internet era. Dominic Pettman, Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at the New School and our avatar host take a look at love in the digital era. Pettman discusses several manifestations of “Love 4.0” such as objectum sexuality, virtual girlfriends, and cyborg love, and explore the possible impacts of this new love on the future of the libidinal economy. Includes a clip from Donna Haraway Reads National Geographic and a PTTV eharmony spoof. Pettman is the author of “After the Orgy: Toward a Politics of Exhaustion” and “Love and Other Technologies”.
2008 TRT: 28 minutes #329