Midyear edition of Bent Street: Australian LGBTIQA+ Art, Writing & Ideas, themed along ideas of intimacy and technology through the frame of COVID-19 and Lockdown.
Sex bots, first porn, D/s, Spock and Kirk, phone sex or not, The Sims, lockdown – interviews, essays, first-person memoir, fiction and poetry.
Bent Street 4.1—Love from a Distance shines a light on the role of technologies in shaping human intimacy within the broader frame of COVID-19 and lockdown. Writers, academics, artists and poets reflect on the role that technologies, old and new, play in mediating human intimacy and shaping queer culture.
Bent Street 4.1 is edited by Jennifer Power, Henry von Doussa and Timothy W. Jones from La Trobe University, and produced in association with The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society and La Trobe University Transforming Human Societies Research Focus Area.
Cover: time to get my life together—Jake Cruz