Gizmodo features monochrom’s Arse Elektronika @ #thenexthope

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The idea began over beers. Johannes Grenzfurthner (of monochrom) and friends
wondered if the notion that porn drives technology really was true or
urban myth. So, they decided, why not organize a public event and find

, a conference about technology and sex, came screaming
into the world. “It was true,” says Grenzfuthner. Everything he’s seen
in three years has confirmed that we do use sex to drive tech. “Mankind
is a tool-using species and a sexual species and we can’t forget that,”
he says, “Innovation has always been tied to porn.” He went on to say
that Gutenberg supported his bible printing habit with the next thing he
printed—pornographic texts.


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