BY ARIKIA MILLIKAN

I sat across the table from the porn star James Deen, and all I could think about was that in the very near future he would be wearing nothing but my pair of Google Glass, and doing what he does best.

“I like gadgets. I like gizmos. I like technology and stuff,” said the object of millions of people’s sexual ideation as he munched on a chocolate croissant.

Having had Glass for only two days prior to this meeting, I was just beginning to play with it myself, and was weighing my own experiences with the endless and unavoidable Internet hype. It was a bizarre series of events through which I found myself in this scenario: helping to pioneer the first porn shoot of its kind, in which James Deen and Andy San Dimas would each don Glass and record their exploits so that the world could experience sex through their points of view.

A week earlier in Seattle, I had interviewed Jen McEwen and Jesse Adams, founders of MiKandi, the world’s largest adult app store for Android. Following the inevitable unfolding of Rule 34, which states that “if something exists, there is porn of it,” a MiKandi engineer, who wishes to be referred to only as Dr. Cocktor, obtained a pair of Glass after attending the Google i/O event in May. After two intensive weeks of development, MiKandi released the first Glass porn app: Tits and Glass.

 

“The first thing everyone thought [when Glass came out] was, OK, it’s obviously going to be used for porn,” Adams said.

After carefully reviewing Google’s terms of service during development, they proceeded to roll out their app, releasing it on May 27 and officially announcing it June 3. But much to their dismay, they learned that Google had changed its TOS in the days before the announcement to prohibit “Glassware content that contains nudity, graphic sex acts, or sexually explicit material.” Though MiKandi pulled their app immediately upon realizing the TOS had been changed, they discovered Google had set API limits to zero, effectively forcing them to start over. (Google declined to comment for this story.)

Andy San Dimas and James Deen, pre-VR coitus. Images courtesy of the author

Read the full story on Motherboard.