On the heels of Arse Elektronika, it’s no wonder Kink On Tap 10 is all about tech, sex, and culture. MIT researchers create an algorithm that can out you on Facebook, sexual partner calculator web sites are pretty ambiguous, undergrads are publishing more sex magazines on the Web than ever before, and sexual self-esteem affects women’s health. Oh yes, and let’s not forget the robot sex jokes.
Audacia Ray, sexual rights advocate and information activist of the highest caliber, and Arvan Reese, the man behind the curtain of SexGenderBody.com, join Emma and I for a spectacularly varied conversation about information activism and the influences technology has on the global stages of politics, economics, and governance. Some bits of this conversation went over my head, so naturally I had to bring it all back to robot sex so it’d start making sense again. Mmm…I love the smell of firewall and port jokes in the evening.