Arse Elektronika 2010 / September 30 thru October 3!

Latest information and updates

Arse Elektronika 2008: Tickets

Tickets can be obtained directly at the Arse Elektronika conference desk. But we offer the possibility to buy tickets in advance.
Opening night ticket + free drink: US$ 8
All 3 day conference pass (including opening night ticket): US$ 40
Single day conference ticket: US$ 20
Special conference discount for "pr0nnovation?" (Arse Elektronika Anthology) is available at the Arse Elektronika conference desk.

Don't forget: Arse Elektronika 2008 is a 21+ event. Bring identification.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us: office (at)
And yes, journalist accreditation is available. Please use same email address.

Link to order page

Arse Elektronika 2008: Schedule online

Conference schedule is online.

Presentation of Arse Elektronika Anthology: "pr0nnovation?"

It is our pleasure and privilege to present you with the first Arse Elektronika Anthology: "pr0nnovation?"

From the depiction of a vulva in a cave painting to the newest internet porno, technology and sexuality have always been closely linked. No one can predict what the future will bring, but history indicates that sex will continue to play an essential role in technological development. Is it going too far to assume that research in nanotechnology and genetic engineering will be influenced by our sexual needs? The question is not whether these technologies alter humanity, but how they do so.

Edited by Johannes Grenzfurthner, Günther Friesinger, Daniel Fabry.
Published by RE/Search Publications (San Francisco) in cooperation with monochrom.

Featuring: Michael Achenbach, Timothy Archibald, Peter Asaro, Thomas Ballhausen, Binx, Violet Blue, Jonathan Coopersmith, Mark Dery, Thomas Edlinger, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Ema Konstantinova, Tina Lorenz, Stefan Lutschinger, Kyle Machulis, Aaron Muszalski, Annalee Newitz, Carol Queen, Thomas Roche, Autumn Tyr-Salvia, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Katie Vann, Rose White, Amanda Williams, Katherina Zakravsky.

At CELLspace
2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco
September 25
8pm, doors open at 7pm

Arse Elektronika 2008: Reading

Carol Queen, with the support of the Center for Sex & Culture and cosponsorship of San Francisco's premiere SF/fantasy bookstore Borderlands, presents a curated erotic reading evening, featuring writers who commonly explore sexual themes in their science fiction and alt-reality fiction work. While the focus of much of the conference will be a critical deconstruction of sexual tropes in SF/speculative/alt-reality fiction, the focus of this event will be to appreciate and celebrate the fiction itself. Readers include Rudy Rucker, Richard Kadrey, M. Christian, Steven Schwartz, Carol Queen, Charlie Anders, Thomas Roche, and more.

Center for Sex & Culture
1519 Mission Street near 11th
San Francisco
September 26, 2008
9pm, doors open at 8 pm

Prixxx Arse Elektronika: Update

Check out our human and non-human participants and contestants of Prixxx Arse Elektronika!

(Bios and descriptions.)

Arse Elektronika 2008: Call for Outfit

Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2008 will be a dignified occasion -- and so we invite you to dress up properly. Surprise us with sex and science fiction related costumes... and maybe win a Prixxx Arse trophy yourself!

Spread the word!

Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2008, Sept 25 @ CELLspace (San Francisco).


August 2007   October 2007   February 2008   March 2008   June 2008   July 2008   August 2008   September 2008   October 2008   December 2008   January 2009   February 2009   April 2009   June 2009   July 2009   August 2009   September 2009   October 2009   November 2009   December 2009   February 2010   March 2010   April 2010  
Arse Elektronika's Terabyte Gloryholes:

main group, events 2009
2009, 2010 (Hong Kong), 2010 (SF)
Flickr pools:
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 (Hong Kong)
discuss mailing list

Arse Elektronika 2009 was supported by:

Arse Elektronika 2010. September 30 thru October 3, 2010 in San Francisco, USA.

We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species. And that's why our annual conference Arse Elektronika deals with sex, technology and the future. As bio-hacking, sexually enhanced bodies, genetic utopias and plethora of gender have long been the focus of literature, science fiction and, increasingly, pornography, this year will see us explore the possibilities that fictional and authentic bodies have to offer. Our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined. But it may not be bizarre enough. "Bizarre enough for what?" -- you might ask. Bizarre enough to subvert the heterosexist matrix that is underlying our world and that we should hack and overcome for some quite pressing reasons within the next century.
Don't you think, replicants?