Panel Discussion:

Exploring the tech behind intimacy. 

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It's not all about sex robots and porn - tech is enabling people to be more intimate, create deeper connections, learn more about themselves, reduce loneliness and also benefit those that face sexual challenges.

However, the future of sex is hindered by our perceptions of what is and isn’t ok to talk about, explore, re-define and feel. With a panel rarely seen in Brisbane ...

>> Hear how Judith utilises design thinking and research methods to tackle problems previously considered taboo
>> Understand why Michelle has a mission to 'make porn better' and how she combines emerging technology with ethical production & storytelling
>> Develop a healthier understanding of the negative aspects of intimacy and tech through Madison’s experience as an Educator, Activist and Sex Worker
>> Strengthen your relationships with the help of AI and Eva's new intimacy app
>> And tie it altogether through Ben’s ventures and projects combining both digital technology & intimacy applications

Join us for a conversation which looks at how our digital landscape and the tech itself is challenging the way we get intimate with ourselves and each other. Adult content expected (18+ only).  
Event at a glance.
Date: Tuesday March 19
Time: 6pm to 7.45pm (Registration + drinks from 6.00pm. Session starts at 6.30pm)

Where: Josephmark, 110 Arthur Street, Fortitude Valley.
Our panel of experts.
Moderator: Ben Johnston
Co-founder,  Josephmark
Ben’s spent more than a decade developing businesses, consulting on digital strategy, identifying market gaps and future trends. He’s founded many successful companies, including design studio and venture lab Josephmark, motion design company Breeder, indigenous creative agency Gilimbaa and trending music platform We Are Hunted, which was acquired by Twitter in 2012.

Ben has become an influential figure within Australia’s creative and business communities, and his fearlessness in pushing the envelope has culminated in the truly entrepreneurial business that Josephmark is known for.
Dr Judith Glover
Design Researcher, Industrial Design Program, RMIT University

Dr Judith Glover is a researcher, educator and Industrial Design practitioner at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. She is the only design researcher globally to develop the field of Design into Sexual Health.

She is currently exploring the possibilities for new design research, service and product innovation under the umbrella of Design, Sexual Health and Wellbeing.

Currently she is working on a Sex and Disability project and other projects can be found on the DaSHI website site (Design and Sexual Health Innovation)
Madison Missina
Sexologist + Sex Educator

Madison Missina is a social scientist that has devoted her 18-year career to examining sexuality and intimacy. Working as a Sex Worker, Sex Educator, Sex and Relationship therapist and Public Speaker, as well as being one of Australia's biggest names in the Adult Industry.

Madison is the only Australian intra-industry sex worker activist. Her activism includes speaking up against unsafe industry dynamics and norms such as the unsafe practice of disallowing condom use in Australian Porn films, and the exclusion of Sex Workers from safety and community supports.
Michelle Flynn
Director, Lightsouthern

Michelle has been a fixture in the Adult Industry since 2006, starting as a performer and Senior Videographer for Abbywinters - before building Lightsouthern, solidifying her reputation in Australia as the go-to for all things porn.

Since Lightsouthern’s conception, Michelle has expanded to a multi-faceted company; a Virtual Reality studio, an online CINEMA, an online Toy Store, content spanning over numerous VOD & Subscription platforms, and a Distribution Deal in the USA. 
Eva Sheliukhina 
Founder, Bravi
Eva is an AI specialist developing an app that improves couples relationships and very passionate about bringing AI to help people communicate.

The app is called Bravi (, it helps improve intimate life through the power of Artificial Intelligence. Bravi has successfully fundraised in March last year, has developed a working beta iOS app and now initiating the next fundraising round.
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