We had the absolute pleasure of interviewing celebrity gamer, former adult actor, librarian, VR pioneer, and entrepreneur, Ela Darling! So many interesting stories about, bones, VR, librarians, tattoos, Star Trek, the adult industry, GonzoVR and so much more! This episode was indeed turnt.
HOSTS: Cat McGuire, Salvador Madrigal, Samson Lancaster
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Ela Darling is an American pornographic actress and co-founder of virtual reality company VRTube.xxx. According to the New York Times, Darling first used virtual reality technology to record an erotic scenario in 2014.
Life and career Ela Darling earned a Master of Library Science degree from the University of Illinois, and worked as a reference librarian prior to becoming an actor and entrepreneur.
Ela Darling has been a speaker at several conferences focused on virtual reality. She was also one of the individuals profiled in Allan Amato's 2016 book Slip: Naked in Your Own Words.
In 2014 she started VRTUBE.XXX and has been considered a pioneer and an entrepreneur in the industry of Virtual Reality erotica; an industry that will see growth to $1 billion (USD) by 2020.
At the 2016 South by Southwest Festival The Guardian quoted Ela Darling asserting that patent holders were preventing the production of teledildonic technology. In October 2017 comments Darling made about how sex robots would affect the erotic film industry were widely repeated.
Darling won the 2018 XBIZ Award for "Crossover Star of the Year".