arse elektronika – the pr0n con

ars electronica 2007

it’s that time of the year again, i am getting ready and getting exited to visit ars electronica in a few weeks. goodbye privacy, the theme of this years festival, seems relevant and interests me very much – this could be a good year:

Mobile and ubiquitous—no longer just here and now, but being present wherever you want to be, whenever you want to be. These long-nurtured yearnings that have been projected so euphorically onto new technologies have now materialized into the reality of our time. A reality that is woven from a network in which every user is a node, every exit simultaneously an entrance, every receiver a transmitter too.

the ars electronica will take place in linz from 5.-11.9.2007.

arse elektronika

exactly one month later, 5.-7.10., the arse elektronika will take place in san francisco, the tagline reads “pr0nnovation? pornography and technological innovation”:

A conference about pr0nnovation?
According to a study by Simon Smith, more than 800 items were registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office as sex toys between 1840 and 1997. Among them was a condom with a built-in computer chip that can play music. Progress?

From the depiction of a vulva in a cave painting to the newest internet porno, technology and sexuality have always been closely linked. No one can predict what the future will bring, but history indicates that sex will continue to play an essential role in technological development.

this made me lol, of course. funny.

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