Arse Elektronika 2009
|Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2009 Awards Ceremony|
@ Roxie Theater; October 1, 2009 / 9:30 PM
An unobjectionable award for sex machines, orgasmotrons and teledildonics
A gala hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner
Featuring Annalee Newitz, Allen Stein and many non-human guest stars.
The winners will be honored with the "Golden Kleene" (*)
There was a young man named Kleene
Who invented a fucking machine.
Concave or convex,
It fit either sex,
And was remarkably easy to clean!
(limerick, attributed to John von Neumann)
Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2009 will be a dignified occasion -- and so we invite you to dress up properly. Surprise us with sex and biotech laboratory related costumes... and maybe win a "Golden Kleene" yourself!
|Presentation of Arse Elektronika Anthology "Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep?"|
@ Roxie Theater; October 1, 2009 (as part of the Prixxx Arse Elektronika Gala at 9:30 PM)
It is our pleasure and privilege to present you with the first Arse Elektronika Anthology: "Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep? Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography in Science and Social Fiction"
Taking up where the successful first part of our series left off, this anthology stands under the motto "future" -- and the ways in which the present sees itself reflected in it. Maintaining a broadened perspective on technical development and technology while also putting special emphasis on its social implementation, this year's conference focuses on Science and Social Fiction.
The genre of the "fantastic" is especially well suited to the investigation of the touchy area of sexuality and pornography: actual and assumed developments are frequently depicted positively and approvingly, but just as often with dystopian admonishment. Here the classic, and continuingly valid, themes of modernism represent a clear link between the two aspects: questions of science, research and technologization are of interest, as is the complex surrounding urbanism, artificiality and control (or the loss of control). Depictions of the future, irregardless of the form they take, always address the present as well. Imaginations of the fantastic and the nightmarish give rise to a thematic overlapping of the exotic, the alienating and, of course, the pornographic/sexual as well.
Edited by Johannes Grenzfurthner, Günther Friesinger, Daniel Fabry, Thomas Ballhausen.
Featuring essays and stories by Rudy Rucker, Richard Kadrey, James Tiptree, Jr., Allen Stein, Sharing is Sexy, Jason Brown, Cory Doctorow, Annalee Newitz, Tina Lorenz, Reesa Brown, Karin Harrasser, Isaac Leung, Rose White, Mela Mikes, Viviane, Susan Mernit, Chris Noessel, Kit O'Connell, Jens Ohlig, Bonni Rambatan, Thomas Roche, Bonnie Ruberg, Mae Saslaw, Violet Blue, Nathan Shedroff, 23N!, Benjamin Cowden, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Daniel Fabry...
Publisher: RE/Search, San Francisco.