cyborgasm…or: do androids dream of electric sex?

sorayama_gynoid
saw a copy of Hajimi Sorayama’sHyper Illustrations” at my local used book retailer, Chop Suey
i fell in looooove but lately i cant afford much monetarily or space wise…
but fuckit, it could be an early bday present…Sorayama is a Japanese illustrator whose freelance work gained recognition in the late 70’s and early 80’s. his work references classic pin up girl poses, like those of Vargas (whom everyone copies)…

VARGAS

Sorayama’s portfolio includes many fetishist ladies and your typical pin up girls, but his most original and bizarre works are of futuristic gynoids. the term comes from British Sci Fi writer Gwyneth Jones and is a combination of “droid” (which is Greek for “in the image of”) and “gyn” (which is Greek for “woman”). this term has been used in feminist discourses (see Donna Haraway’s
Cyborg Manifesto) as gynoids represent physical strength in females and reproductive freedom…and besides they look awesome on rock albums…
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Sorayama’s also well known for having designed the 1st generation AIBO robotic dog…
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and then this Autobianchi commercial from 1985 totally jumps on the sexy robot band-wagon, except she looks kinda gimpy…kinda duck-faced…

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YOU MUST read on to see some of my favorite Sorayama’s from teh internet…i found most of them here….

click all these to see em up close!:

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bonus cute cute Petty:petty4701-big

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One response to “cyborgasm…or: do androids dream of electric sex?

  1. citizenobserver

    Sorayama has been referred to in Western societies as an imaginative modern day Vargas or as a combination of Dali / Norman Rockwell. He is a unique artist in style and technique. Art ranges from organic robotic forms to Shunga erotica. The Edo period of Japan, Artist Hokusai and the concept of Ukiyo-E is the best way to know about Sorayama as he stands on his own as a unique artist.

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