It’s time to let this genie out of the bottle: I’m helping to organize an international conference and festival all about sex and tech, with experts from the fields of science, economics, art and technology — Arse Electronica. It will take place here in San Francisco on October 5-7, 2007 at the Porn Palace of Kink.com. The premise isn’t the question of whether or not sex affects tech and culture, but *how* it does.
We’re looking for speakers and presenters, and researchers. If you have an interest in speaking or sponsoring, please email: arseelektronika AT monochrom.at
I’m helping Monochrom to organize this — a serious conference with a fun attitude about sex and tech. There are a number of speakers I’d love to invite and have fly in from various parts of the globe — this could be amazing, and could change many cultural conversations about sex and tech, and my hope is to try and smash the stereotypes that impede the organic evolution of sex and tech. This is not a corporate con; this is by and for the people who are active in sex, sex culture, and technology, and all those interested — not companies hawking products or startups trying to launch another gimmick. We’re looking at talks, presentations, demonstrations, and panels. We’re ready to evolve sex and tech: the conversation starts here.
*We need funding and sponsors*. We’ve secured the location, now we need to not worry about money while we set everything else up — and I’ll post here the minute tickets are available. Please consider funding or sponsoring our very ambitious, exciting conference. (And yes, I’ll be speaking. I can’t wait!)
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