“Panel: Nan-o-sex and Virtual Seduction” Moderated by

  • ©Paul Brown, Michael Heim, Jill Hunt, and Chitra Shriram

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Entry Number: 12

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    Panel: Nan-o-sex and Virtual Seduction

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    Is virtual reality a challenge or an aid to the development of better understanding and relations between the genders? This panel focuses on the use of virtual reality as an erotic space and the ways in which it may or may not be simply replicating erotic patterns in current media. When speculation turns to the subject of virtual reality, erotic possibilities within virtual space are often discussed. Virtual reality seems poised to be marketed to the same public that has consumed the cafeteria of sexual fantasies. The questions are, “Can virtual reality offer an alternative erotic construction?” and “Will these possible alternatives simply be ignored in favor of the well-worn commercial paths of existing auto-eroticism?”


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