Starting Thursday and going through the weekend, a group of scifi-minded sex geeks will gather in San Francisco at the annual Arse Elektronika conference. Here are some highlights from the program, including contributions from a couple of io9 editors.
The idea began over beers. Johannes Grenzfurthner (of Monochrom) and friends wondered if the notion that porn drives technology really was true or urban myth. So, they decided, why not organize a public event and find out?
This week marks the third annual Arse Elektronika conference, an extravaganza devoted to sex, technology, futurism, and orgasmic robots. If you're in the San Francisco area October 1-4, don't miss the naughty, geeky weirdness.
I saw Jonathan Mann perform this live, in a diaper made of tin foil, at a conference last year in San Francisco called Arse Elektronika.
Dash over at Fleshbot's got a very interesting look at Ars Elektronika in SF, where inventors and teledildonics fanatics gather together to show off the weird, gadgety and sexy things they made in their sex dungeons. One invention is a vibrator that's connected to the U.S. Geological Survey which only activates during…
Never encountered a real woman? Here's your chance: Moaning Lisa, who is part sex doll and part interactive game. She has seven strategically placed touch sensors—and even a couple of potentiometers on her nipples—and she can see you, too, with sensors in her eyes. Just like a real woman, the spots that get her hot…