- November 14, 2016
- 7:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Artificial intelligence is everywhere—from the games we play and the cars we drive to our household appliances and the phones at our fingertips—but does it belong in the bedroom? Join psychoanalyst Fernando Castrillon and Liz Klinger, developer of the first smart vibrator, for this fascinating discussion on intimacy, technology, and where the two intersect.
Liz Klinger is Co-founder and CEO of Lioness, a women's sexual health company pioneering new platforms to understand women's sexual health and wellness. Lioness' first product is a vibrator that is technologically enabled to help you learn more about your own body's responses and explore your sexuality. Her vision for Lioness came from years of frustration from not having good resources to learn more about her own sexuality, and realizing that she was far from alone in having questions about sex. Lioness and Liz have been featured in prominent publications including The New York Times, Forbes, and Glamour, following a breakout campaign on Indiegogo in which the first Lioness product hit its funding goal in three days, ultimately exceeding that goal by over 200%.
Fernando Castrillon, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and associate professor in and Chair of the Community Mental Health Program at CIIS where he is also the founding director The Clinic Without Walls. Dr. Castrillon is a candidate psychoanalyst with the Lacanian School of Psychoanalysis in San Francisco and is on the editorial board of The European Journal of Psychoanalysis, and is a member of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Psychoanalysis based in Rome, Italy. His publications include a special double issue of ReVision, entitled "Ecopsychology", a book: Ecopsychology, Phenomenology, and the Environment: The Experience of Nature (Springer Press), Translating Angst: Symptoms and Inhibitions in Anglo-American Psychoanalysis and Feminine Pathologies. He is currently writing a multi-volume book on psychoanalysis in California. Dr. Castrillon maintains a private psychoanalytic practice in the East Bay.