Bent Street 4.1 – Love from a Distance

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. This issue is supported by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society, La Trobe University and  La Trobe University Transforming Human Societies and forms part of a range of explorations into the issue, including a webinar held in mid-July. ISBN: (paperback) 978-0-6487469-3-5 | RRP AUS $26.95 | 192pp, colour ISBN: (ebook) 978-0-6487469-4-2


Bent Street 4.1 – in paperback – is available from The Bookshop Darlinghurst, and also Hares & Hyenas. It can be ordered from the usual online book platforms. Bookshops and Libraries can order through Lightning Source. Bent Street 4.1 – ebook is available on the usual platforms – Apple, Google Books, Kobo, Kindle. Find all articles below:

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Introduction – Jennifer Power, Henry von Doussa, Timothy W. Jones INTERVIEWS Intimacy and Unexpected Technologies – Suzanne Fraser Intimacy, Technology and Emojis – Amanda Gesselman Digital Intimacy, Gender and Sexuality – Jamie Hakim
Phone Sex – Henry von Doussa
ESSAYS My Queer Love Bot – by Jennifer Power This Public Feeling – by Marcus O’Donnell Intimacy and technologies: a pre-history Digital Intimacy: an end to the tyranny of distance – by Gary Dowsett Intimacy in Online Spaces for Bi+ People – by Emiel Maliepaard Out in the Outer Worlds  – by Nessie Smith A new online game featuring perhaps the very first openly asexual characters. D/s in the Everyday: Digital technologies and the dynamics of Dominance and submission – by Rainicorn Life, but not as we know it: Star Trek, fan culture, slash fiction and the queering of Starfleet Command – by Geoff Allshorn Viral Lesbians – by Tiffany Jones FIRST PERSON Not so Distant – by Dennis Altman Body in Retrograde – by Samuel Luke Beatty Architecture at Night – by Michelle Dicinoski Tiny Essential Victories – by Guy James Whitworth Dark POMO: PanDEMic in Melbourne – by Jean Taylor Pro-Po: Policing Productivity in the Midst of a Pandemic – by Jake Cruz Loose Threads – by Max Hayward A Box of Unused Masks – by Holly Zwalf Overhead – by Elijah El Kahale POETRY Couch scene – by Cat Cotsell About Me – Georgia Banks Touch – by Tina Healy Offline – by Casey Scanlon King Root – by Brigitte Lewis asleep in my arms – by Rob Wallis FICTION Nick’s Story Mode – by Ava Redman Patchouli – by Heath John Ramsay ISSN 2652-6581 (Online) | ISSN 2652-659X (Print)