Eros Evolving Conference is Coming April 5!

 

 

 

 

 


 

So many sex questions. (And love/relationship/romance/reproduction/beauty questions, too!) So very many answers–some leading to many more questions! Good Vibrations is co-sponsoring a conference devoted to delving into some of these interesting grey zones and future-sexy possibilities:

Will Romance Be Revolutionized in the Future? When We Understand Sexual Attraction – Neurologically – Will We Mutate and Manipulate It for “Transhuman” Advantages? Can Emerging Science & Technology Obliterate Loneliness? Is Marriage in Crises? Can it Be Chemically Revived? Will Cosmetic Surgery Enable Everyone to be Beautiful in Any Gender They Choose? Are Sexbots a Threat in the Bedroom? Is Pornography a Gift or a Plague? Are Artificial Wombs a Feminist Necessity? Do We All Want to Be Hermaphrodites? Or ASexual? Is the Internet Enhancing or Annihilating Intimacy? Is the Potential of “Sex Education” Still Unexplored?

 

On April 5 (Saturday) from 9:30am – 9pm at Piedmont Veteran’s Hall (401 Highland Avenue, Piedmont, CA) these topics will be discussed at a symposium called:

 

EROS EVOLVING – THE FUTURE OF LOVE, SEX, MARRIAGE and BEAUTY (produced by TRANSHUMAN VISIONS)

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets can be purchased via EventBrite HERE.

 

Cost is only $20-$30 – discounts for seniors, students, previous “TV” ticket buyers, IEET members, polyamory organization members, etc.

 

FIFTEEN SPEAKERS! FREE CHOCOLATE! FREE OXYTOXIN! Topics include: Does The Future Need ‘Beauty’? / Sexual Preferences / Polygamy / The Future of Family Planning / Cousin Marriage / Cloning / Quantifying the Crises of Intimacy / Cosmetic Enhancement / The End of Marriage? / Pleasure Robots / Religion and Sexual Repression / Sex-Positive Feminism / Neurobiology of Love / Porn Addiction / The History of Whoredom + much much more

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead Sponsor: The Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technology. IEET.org is a nonprofit think tank which promotes ideas about how technological progress can increase freedom, happiness, and human flourishing in democratic societies. IEET generously donated funds for Valerie Tarico’s airfare, and it provided publicity to the EROS EVOLVING conference via its website and mailing list. Many of the conference speakers are IEET Affiliate Scholars and contributing writers.

 

Speakers: Grace Walcott, Ginger Murray, Nicole Sallak Anderson, David Fitzgerald, Valerie Tarico, Zoltan Istvan, Riva-Melissa Tez, Adam Safron, Hank Pellissier, Kevin Russell, Bill Softky, Carol Queen, Andrea Kuszewski, Sue Bratton, Jay Bookhouse, Susan Kuchinskas

http://brighterbrains.org/articles/entry/eros-evolving-the-future-of-love-sex-marriage-family-gender-feminism-april

This promises to be an amazing day of conversations and braingasms! See you there!

Dr. Carol Queen

Carol Queen has a PhD in sexology; she calls herself a "cultural sexologist" because her earlier academic degree is in sociology: while she addresses individual issues and couple's sexual concerns, her overarching interest is in cultural issues (gender, shame, access to education, etc.). Queen has worked at Good Vibrations, the woman-founded sexuality company based in San Francisco that turned 35 years old in 2012, since 1990. Her current position is Staff Sexologist and Good Vibrations Historian; her roles include representing the company to the press and the public; overseeing educational programming for staff and others; and scripting/hosting a line of sex education videos, the Pleasure-Ed series, for GV’s sister company Good Releasing. She also curates the company's Antique Vibrator Museum. She is also the founding director of the Center for Sex & Culture, a non-profit sex ed and arts center San Francisco, and is a frequent lecturer at colleges, universities, and community-based organizations. Her dozen books include a Lambda Literary Award winner, PoMoSexuals, and Real Live Nude Girl: Chronicles of Sex-Positive Culture, which are used as texts in some college classes. She blogs at the Good Vibes Magazine and at SFGate's City Brights bloggers page and contributes to the Boston Dig. For more about her at carolqueen.com.

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