If you are in town for SXSW and have an interactive badge, please consider coming to see me at my panel on Sunday, March 10th!

Old Tech New Tech Same Old Sex?

In the 70s porn theaters were a social space; in the 80s VCRs made viewing private; the 90s saw the rise of internet porn and online forums, allowing a still private but more social anonymous space; in the 2000s we are online with porn; meeting, mating, and educating, and very, very social–but this may or may not lead us to greater comfort and ability and pleasure in live, skin-to-skin and face-to-face sexual space. A mix of old and new technologies lead us to ever-increasing ways to connect, share, learn, enjoy.

Today we can bridge technologies to create a social sexual experience that balances the risk of exhibitionism and exposure with the presumed safety of anonymity. Historically, media representations of sex have generated new sexual identities and helped redefine existing ones.

Join panelists Julie Gillis of Bedpost Confessions, Carol Queen of the Center for Sex and Culture, Lisa Vandever of Cinekink, and Mike Stabile of Fauxjob Industries, as they discuss how mingling identities real and virtual in real and virtual spaces may let us synthesize the best of old and new… or will it shape our knowledge and expectations in increasingly unreal ways?? Come and find out!

SXSW Interactive
Venue:Sheraton Austin 11th and Red River
Room:Capitol EFGH


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