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A Black, Lesbian Robot is Coming to Philly This Weekend

Bina48

Bina48

Philly Tech Week is officially upon us, which means we’re in store for a week’s worth of forward-thinking, innovation-driven events that give us a peek into what the world may look like 10 to 20 years from now.

As LGBT folks, when we look ahead we probably envision things like equal rights, a growing number of LGBT-parented families and maybe even a Cher farewell concert or two—but can you fathom sidling up to a bar next to a lesbian robot?

As you’ll learn from a couple Philly Tech Week events this weekend, the notion may not be as far off as we think. Tomorrow evening, Bruce Duncan of the Terasem Movement Foundation (TMF) will be in town to introduce folks to Bina48, a shockingly lifelike humanoid robot that was built to mimic human personality traits—including independent thought and emotion.

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Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Chats About Their Upcoming Philly Concert and Her Advocacy Work

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Emily Saliers and Amy Ray (right) of the Indigo Girls.

 

“It’s riveting to physically hear that much sound, and there’s so much going on,” said Amy Ray when I asked her what it was like to play her Indigo Girls music with an orchestra backing her up. “When we first started to do it, it was so hard because I’d be distracted by the power of it.” Read more »

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