Archive for September, 2008
September 29th, 2008

Yesterday marked the end of Arse Elektronika ’08. In case you missed it, the three-day sex tech conference held here in San Francisco covered everything from tips for happy, healthy science fiction threesomes to erotica featuring flying phallic missiles. Sadly, the only real talk of video games came in my presentation on erotic fan fiction, […]

September 27th, 2008

Day II of Arse Elektronika has begun. As we speak, science fiction writer Rudy Rucker is wrapping up his talk, “What Is Sex?” He just described a seen from Burn After Reading in which George Clooney takes an ax to a fucking machine. Let us have a moment of silence for our fallen, be-dildoed comrade. […]

September 26th, 2008

Bonnie reporting from Arse Elektronika here, housed in San Francisco’s CELLspace, an art warehouse where they literally added extra sheets of corrugated metal to the roof to block out light for the slide presentations. Day I of the conference is almost over. We’re currently in the midst of “Science Fucktion,” a talk with event organizer […]

September 25th, 2008

Damon Brown is a fellow sex in games journalist who writes for Playboy and The New York Post, among others. He’s also, it should be noted in the name of full disclosure, a friend. His book, Porn and Pong: How Grand Theft Auto, Tomb Raider, and other sexy video games changed our culture, came out […]

September 24th, 2008

This past weekend was a joyous one in the Bonnie household. On Saturday morning, after an inspiring trip to the local Best Buy, Scott and I were thrilled to welcome into our home a brand new Xbox 360. We’re still not sure whether it’s a boy or a girl. Given its sensual curves and stark […]

September 23rd, 2008

This Friday begins the much anticipated — by me, at least — 2008 Arse Elektronika, the three-day San Francisco conference about sex and technology where I’ll be presenting on power dynamics in erotic video game fan fiction. Translation: what it means when twelve-year-olds write stories about Link and Midna doing the dirty. The conference will […]

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