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Sex and the revolution: Utah author delves into historical bawdiness
Profile » Novelist launches iPad app about America’s “first sexual revolution,” teaches class in making storytelling apps.

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This "first sexual revolution" died out not long after that banning, in part, Kocks says, because of the rise of the privacy ethic. The communal notion of guilt and repentance gave way to the notion that what happened behind closed doors was nobody else’s business. And, too, photography made erotica more pornographic; the word itself was coined in the mid-19th century.

Is Such Were My Temptations pornography? The ebook is interactive, so there is a chance to weigh in if you read it and think so. The disclaimer on the book’s first page notes that "This book is intended for adult viewing only."

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Storytelling for new media

Dorothee Kocks will teach a DIY Book Apps course about creating content for the iPad, Kindle Fire and other tablet devices. It’s intended for storytellers of nonfiction, fiction, comic books, children’s books, historians, museum curators and educators, “or accountants with alter-egos of any of the above,” says Kocks, a historian and writer. The class begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 and continues on Saturday mornings through Nov. 10. The cost is $100, or $35 per webinar. To register, visit www.BewareTheTimidLife.com.

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"If I could control people’s attitudes about what I’m putting out, I would hope people would approach it with a sense of humor and a sense of interest about the people who came before us," Kocks says. " I think it’s enchanting that they didn’t have it easier. It’s a human thing to have to navigate this border."


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