Long Conversation, an epic relay of one-to-one conversations among some of the Bay Area's most interesting minds, took place over six hours in San Francisco on Saturday, October 16, 02010. Interpreting the Long Conversation in real time was a data visualization performance by Sosolimited; an art and technology studio out of M.I.T.
Long Conversation was presented with a live performance of 1,000 minutes of composer Jem Finer's Longplayer.
Violet Blue (tinynibbles.com) is a Forbes 25 "Web Celeb" and one of Wired's "Faces of Innovation." Blue is regarded as the foremost sexuality and tech expert and sex-positive pundit in mainstream media (such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Attack of The Show). She is regularly interviewed, and featured prominently by major media outlets including Wired (and Wired UK), Newsweek, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, NPR, Salon.com, BBC, CNN, NYT, LA Times, Cinematical, PBS: Mediashift, CBS, The History Channel, Esquire, Maxim and more.
Robin Sloane is the author of “Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore,” and a media thinker. He has worked at Poynter, Current TV, and Twitter, trying to figure out the future of media, and now is seriously engaged with the concept of media inventors.
How has the mass production of images and video affected the nature and significance of sexual fantasy? Sex blogger Violet Blue argues that sex has always been highly visual, suggesting that the proliferation of pornography is merely an extension of natural tendencies.