Rise of the f*cking machines: Arse Elektronika bumps uglies with Web 2.0
Teledildonics to fill emptiness of modern geek-based life forms?
NSFW "To learn how to make computers more human, we have to f*ck them." - Stefan Lutschinger, Arse Elektronika
How could El Reg fail to cover a conference with presentations like Paging Dr. Moreau: "Humanimal" Porn in the Age of Xenotransplants and Genetic Chimera on the agenda - a conference set in a San Francisco dungeon porn palace, no less?
We couldn't. Although that particular presentation morphed into a more general presentation on pornutopia as a post-modern construct, we nonetheless decided to step into the breach to slake your insatiable thirst for all things tech, be they computers, dildos, or any combination thereof.
Arse Elektronika - not to be confused, of course, with either Ars Electronica, the European arts and technology festival, nor Ars Technica, the respected technology publication - is a new conference that devotes itself to the study of the interplay between pornography and technology.
The premise is indisputable. The erotic instinct, in all of its manifestations, has been a driving force in technology and the arts at least since the days of prehistoric European figurines.
Ancient Mesopotamian dildo ceramics, brothel frescoes from Herculaneum, the popularization of Japanese wood block prints - the breadth and scope of mankind's assorted sexual talismans, scattered as they are across the landscape of human history, belie any narrow explanation of their significance.
The flipside of such ubiquity is the commonality of the material. Porn on the internet today, naughty Roman frescoes back in 79 AD - really, what's the difference?
Why were there
so few machines for men? If I was an engineer working in the field I would be designing for the far larger market. I wonder where the recruitment agencies are for such jobs...
How did they ask the audience for a volunteer ??
"excuse me, would any of you ladies like to be pleasured by our robot in front of a room full of strangers ? C'mon dont be shy ?? "
i can just imagine the woman in question volunteering and the other 99 pairs of eyes looking at her in horrid fascination, maybe considering her slightly sick ??
how many actual "volunteers" were there ??
hehhe me thinks id like to meet the young lady in question ;o)
I saw a great little video of the chainsaw being demoed by a model on the Howard Stern radio show (US shock DJ - pretty much the original one).
She appeared to enjoy it a lot - and it gave me some great hints on my technique. The main one being that my technique is irrelevant; speed, and pressure are what matter, specifically speed and pressure beyond the ken of man. Ah well, these machines don't actually make me feel significantly more inferior than BIG military or construction equipment.
Ah, here it is.
do I really need to say NSFW?