Fiona Andreallo is a lecturer in Digital Cultures in the Department of Media and Communications at the University of Sydney. Her research interests focus on visual communication practices with and through technology. Her transdisciplinary research focuses the visual beyond sight to include multi sensory experiences and a socio-cultural politics of visibility. The performance of gender and ideas of agency are central themes throughout her research, with a focus on the everyday that includes popular cultures. She has published on cultural visual practices including selfies and digital memes, as well as social media self representation.
Articles‘Soul mate’ says the title. A man and a woman appear in red silhouette, gazing into each other’s eyes, connected by outstretched hands. A love heart fills the gap between them. But this is not a dating website. It is the e-commerce site for Emma the sex robot (sexbot). The manufacturer Shenzen All Intelligent Technology Co. (AI-Tech) promises that Emma is a “real...Read more