On November 30, 2017, I presented a short talk on the Toymaker Project and technological empowerment at MassArt as part of the event Sex & Sexuality in Art & Design. Here you’ll find my slides, video (once available), and lots of additional resources.
On November 10, 2017, I presented a talk entitled “Adventures in Sex/Tech!” at Harvard Sex Week. Here you’ll find my slides and lots of additional resources.
This talk is a modified version of the talk I gave at the Geeky Kink Event in 2016, with updated info on crowdfunded sex toys and other tweaks for the Sex Week audience.
I’m proud to be the presenter at the 2017 Harvard Orgasm Seminar! Below you’ll find video of my presentation (once available), my slides, plus lots of additional resources.
On November 5, 2016, I presented a talk entitled “Adventures in Sex/Tech!” at The Geeky Kink Event. Here you’ll find the video (if/when it’s available), my slides, and lots of additional resources.
This talk is a variation on the talk I gave in July 2016 at HOPE XI — I updated the selection of crowdfunded sex toys and tailored the talk to a specifically kinky audience..
Great news, everyone! I just updated the page for my HOPE XI talk, Hacking Sex, with a video of the presentation. Go check out the talk, the slides, and all of the plentiful links and resources.
Hacker culture celebrates technological empowerment: encouraging people to move beyond passive consumerism towards building and modifying technology to better meet their own needs. Hacking sex means expanding our definition of “sex”; recognizing that no two of us have the exact same biology, (a)sexuality, or desires; and building and modifying toys and equipment to enhance our own pleasure.
On July 23, 2016, I presented a talk entitled “Hacking Sex: Toys, Tools, and Tips for Empowerment and Pleasure” at HOPE XI. Here you’ll find the video, my slides, and lots of additional resources.
Unfortunately, the recording failed to capture my demo of The Hammer! Starting around 15:13, imagine that you’re seeing something like this:
Way back in January 2015, my friend Jimmie P. Rodgers and I presented a session on working with silicone at Arisia. We assume no prior experience with casting and moldmaking! This session covers key terminology around casting and moldmaking, the basic process of creating a sex toy, and important tips for working with silicone.
My apologies for the lack of transcript; I don’t have the spoons to make one at this time.
For more information about the session, including the slides that I was speaking from, check out the original post.
In the June issue of the Effing Foundation newsletter, I feature What Is Obscenity? The Story of A Good For Nothing Artist And Her Pussy by my hero Rokudenashiko (AKA Megumi Igarashi). Below you can find a preview of the first page of her manga memoir along with a transcript!
In November 2015, Mr. O presented “Better Sex Through Trigonometry” at teasecraft-boston, a meetup group for folks interested in making their own sex toys, BDSM equipment, and other kinky and fun things.
Ever wanted to create your own Dildo or other Sex Toy? Have the perfect design in your mind but don’t know how to bring it into reality? Mr. O will walk you through the basics of using OpenSCAD, a free program for creating 3D models that you can then 3D print or create molds for silicone casting. Make toys to fit your own personal geometry!
I recently got back from JoCo Cruise 2016 where I had a fabulous time! I organized a meetup for sex geeks and kinky makers as an unofficial (“shadow cruise”) event. Below you’ll find a list of the topics we talked about and some relevant resources.