Monochrom to hold Sex Tech Conference

If there's anything to bring me out of my blogging hybernation, it's one of my favorite art/culture/whatever groups putting together a sex tech conference.

So, to start at the begining... For those of you not familiar, Monochrom is a Vienna based group dedicated to doing, well, things that fall under the categories of "sweet" and "awesome", the venn diagram of their intersection making just one circle. I'd freakin' kill to go to Roboexotica, and Waiting for GOTO (Beckett and Technology, together...) is something I hope will do a run over here at some point.

For those of you who want to know more, I vehemently point at the Monochrom Wikipedia Site.

Getting back on track, Monochrom has just put out a Call for Everything for Arse Electronica conference (Best conference name EVER). I now liberally quote from the page:

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.

The conference is expected to happen sometime in 2007 or 2008, probably somewhere on the west coast of the US.

Post this on your blogs. Post this on your friends blogs that you stole the password from their computer for while they were drunk and passed out. Get people involved. It's been a long time since I've been excited about something like this (in fact, I think it was the release of the Je Joue), and I'd love to see this happen.

via Laughing Squid