For all the bad and negative things that have been reported about porn, here's an opportunity to actually spread some positive vibes for a change.
The South by Southwest (SxSW) festival that takes place every year in Austin, Texas is basically their version of the Cannes Film Festival....but with a sizable music and online interactive segment as well. This year, they've decided to include various panels featuring discussion on sex work and sexuality and it's impacts on online social networking.
And this is where Nina Hartley enters the picture.
Nina, of course, is well known and honored for her legacy of sex education and sex-positive truth-telling...but she is now on a mission to expand her reach to include online social networking. Thusly, she is soon to be launching her own sexually-based adult social network (that's sexually based as in discussion, not sexually explicit) , Ninaland, where adults can have a safe space to discuss matters involving sexual progressive culture.
And, just as thusly, she is now publically proposing to score a panel at next year's SxSW festival featuring the impact of adult social networking on Internet porn.
Beginning recently, the folks at SxSW recently developed a "Panel Picker" page where folks can register (for free) and vote for which panels would appear at their show.
Nina's proposal for her panel is now online, and you can go there to see what she would offer....and to vote her in.
The page can be found here:
Nina Hartley's 2010 SxSW Panel Picker Page
Getting her panel into the show would be quite a coup....and getting Nina to Austin wouldn't suck much either.