New for 2018, SexTech Friday is already generating a buzz. Join us, and be part of our honest and open conversation about what sex may look like in the future, followed by special performances by Anastasia Synn and more. Cash bar on site.
Tickets: $40 in advance, $45 at the door, or included in Plus Pass
8:00PM-12AM, Friday February 2nd | 18+ | Venue: Sheraton Downtown Austin
Join Rich Lee as he discusses the future of sex and the technologies that will alter human intercourse forever. Rich will discuss his own work developing vibrating sex implants as well as other cybernetic technologies on the horizon. The future of sex is likely more vivid, more intense, and far more alien than any of us could have imagined.
Our concepts about our own bodies and our relationships with them are at the very root of our sexuality and our modern ideas of the cyborg are heavily influenced by Donna Haraway’s rejection of traditional feminism in her 1984 Cyborg Manifesto. In this panel, join Arabelle Sicardi, Hilary Malatino, and Mal Harrison as they discuss the issues and ideas around bodyhacking and feminism, “what even is gender” when you’re a cyborg, and how, if even, we integrate technology in our sexual lives and gender expression.
Anastasia Synn is an amazonian-like character, a new grinder, and a long-time stunt & magic performer. Her career began as a Magician at the Abracadabaret in Toronto, Canada. She now lives in the U.S. and appears regularly at venues in Las Vegas and Los Angeles including Brookledge, Beacher’s Madhouse, and the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. She has performed on television in four countries and has toured North America as a featured performer for Gallagher and for her husband of 3 years, The Amazing Johnathan.
Of late, she has been working on innovated uses of biohacking in magic and stunt performance. Her current implants include a temperature tag, two magnets in the wrist and finger, a back installed Northsense, and an nfc tag, with many more to come. A self proclaimed wearables addict, she tracks many aspects of her life through technology.
A dancer wearing a light-dependent audio-generating suit will performatively interact with a light source. The suit is equipped with four light sensors (one on each wrist and shin) which generate two square waves controlled by the dancer’s motions in relation to a light source. The dancer will generate their own music to dance to as they dance, creating an aesthetic manifestation of a cybernetic feedback loop.