The fifth annual Arse Elektronika, a conference on sex and technology, takes place in San Francisco from September 29 to October 2, 2011. The conference is presented by Austrian art collective monochrom.
The remarkable diversity of human behavior across cultures and classes also extends to sex and technology. Most discussions in this area tend to make certain assumptions about the culture, class, and race of the participants. Technologically represented sex tends to be ableist and heterocentric. Who gets left out of this, what effects does this have, and what would it look like to include them?