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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Semi-Finalist at Courage Film Festival

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SEMI-FINALIST! Glossary of Broken Dreams almost made it to the top... at Courage Film Festival, Berlin.

:-)

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Winner 'Award of Merit 2018' for Documentary Feature at Impact Docs Awards

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WINNER! Glossary of Broken Dreams won the 'Award of Merit 2018' for Documentary Feature at Impact Docs Awards.

Woah!

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Winner 'Best Hacker Film 2018' at HOPE

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WINNER! Glossary of Broken Dreams won BEST HACKER FILM 2018 at HOPE Con.

Yesss!

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Winner 'Best Foreign Documentary Feature' at The Indie Gathering

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WINNER! Glossary of Broken Dreams won BEST FOREIGN DOCUMENTARY FEATURE 2018 at The Indie Gathering.

Neat!

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Film Inquiry reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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The first real roast of 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'. [A bit liberal-y, and (hey!) Sven Shitpornson is a great joke! Pffffff!!]

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At the Golden-Calf Slaughterhouse: an interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner about 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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Boing Boing published an English version of the in-depth interview that Thomas Kaestle did with me for Zebrabutter.

A sprawling interview with artist and filmmaker Johannes Grenzfurthner on his latest movie Glossary of Broken Dreams.

Some two years ago, Thomas Kaestle interviewed Johannes Grenzfurthner, Austrian all-purpose nerd, and founder of monochrom about his then brand-new movie Traceroute. In this jagged autobio road movie the filmmaker journeys through his past as a nerd, artist, activist, and discourse generator. He undertakes a funny, associative pilgrimage through the USA, visiting the sacred sites of his decades-long quest for knowledge to pay homage to the gods of tech- and pop-culture.

Grenzfurthner's new movie, Glossary of Broken Dreams, is a sequel as much as a counter-thesis. Produced with a micro-budget, this monumental mosaic is taking the audience on a ride through an encyclopedia of overused, misconceived, and corrupted concepts and ideas. The fact that it concerns the favorite vocabulary of current discourses, the golden calves of contemporary controversy, makes for a considerably explosive force. With relish, Grenzfurthner is leading them to the slaughter to rummage through their bowels and read in them an uncertain future.

So, Thomas Kaestle sat down with Grenzfurthner again, this time to talk about the deconstruction of concepts and discourses, alleged security within false contexts, societal and political change, the fragmentation of ideological camps, cherished ideas, letting go, Daleks, and Cthulhu.

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The 405 reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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Great review on The 405.

It is indeed this cynicism and opportunistic Pop culture references that prove why Glossary of Broken Dreams is a film of its time: hypermodernity is well represented by both its form and context, allowing for a very familiar disenchantment to echo throughout — the more the film advances, the more you realise you’re trapped in a loop of needs and wants to which you respond so automatically that you don’t even notice your own sense of combativeness itself is being used by the system you claim to position yourself against as a tool of self-propaganda. And the beat goes on — to quote Sonny and Cher — without you having an effective saying in what becomes of your future or your dreams (be them collective or individual), the only soulagement coming from the consolation prize that is being aware of the self-destruction process — part of it, at least.

This is not a militant movie, although I must confess that the image of a random MAGA supporter who happened to stumble upon it shouting “communist propaganda!” as they salivate from the mouth amuses me; after all, Glossary of Broken Dreams lives up to its title and destroys each and every hope of collective redemption — it even questions the ongoing relevance of the Left, deromanticising the last socio-political myth standing.

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: The Trailer!

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And here we go. Glossary of Broken Dreams has a trailer now!


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UK Film Review reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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Great review of 'Glossary of Broken Dreams' by UK Film Review.

A highly intelligent and topical film, Glossary of Broken Dreams is an engaging epistemological documentary that will have you chuckling about, choking on, and considering the validity of, your political ideology.

Johannes Grenzfurthner’s opening gambit is amusing as he details the moment, when he was four years old, that he fell flat on his face on some concrete by a beach in Italy. The moment taught him that he had a difficult condition – he was ‘human’: a condition which experiences broken dreams and relies on narratives, metaphors and linguistic shortcuts to convey our ‘stories’ and it is this that Grenzfurthner compels us to explore and evaluate in his film. He tackles concepts such as ‘capitalism’, ‘privacy’ and ‘freedom’, exploring what that really means through a range of cinematic techniques.

Reminiscent of the ‘asides’ of Adam McKay’s The Big Short, Grenzfurthner utilises images, photos, voice-over, direct address, song, subtitles, animation, archive clips and live music to explore social constructs and their contradictory nature. Topical issues are cross-examined under the lenses of history, politics, philosophy and technology with interesting insights and questions resulting. The film explores the seeming-ridiculousness of campaigns for inequality in a society controlled by capitalism; the nonsense of the uproar around ‘fake news’ when all news, by its definition and construction is itself fake; and the irony of society’s desire for privacy yet its reluctance to do the one thing to protect its privacy – stop sharing. But the film doesn’t attempt to convert or pressure its audience into a particular opinion; largely, it offers multiple sides to each argument and raises questions for its audience to consider.

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Indie Shorts Mag reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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Great review of 'Glossary of Broken Dreams' on Indie Shorts Mag.

The film promises to be anything but bland. Despite addressing political issues, revolutionary ideas and gently poking at the present culture of lackadaisical, dependent and largely misinformed public/audience, the film delivers its content with class, wit and generous humour.

For those interested in political debates and issues concerning the present world, this film offers not only the view of the contemporary landscape but also of various political origins. Educational, thought-provoking and intensely engaging, Grenzfurthner's Glossary of Broken Dreams isn't for the popcorn munching audience, but for those willing to give a serious thought to present day issues.

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CelebBeat reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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CelebBeat gave us the best compliment ever!

The movie delivered on many more levels than I expected possible. It has the potential to break into echo chambers and filter bubbles; it can empower people by providing them with a deeper understanding of the human condition.

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The Independent Critic reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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3.5 of 4 stars! What an honor!

The film is relentless in its presentation, but actually not too relentless. It's just rare these days to have a film filled with ideas that you actually have to pay attention to and images that actually mean something. You actually have to stop playing that damn video game long enough to fully immerse yourself in Glossary of Broken Dreams if you really want to get something from it. 

Otherwise? You're going to be lost.

I'm pretty sure that even Grenzfurthner would embrace the idea that his views and his films aren't for everyone. A self-described Leftist and atheist, Grenzfurthner is as relentlessly charismatic as he is relentlessly well informed. It's apparent from his films that he's also a listener, though a listener who's willing to engage you in your ideas. If you're a fool, you're going to feel like a fool in a chat with Grenzfurthner. On the flip side, even if you're a lesser intellectual with an authentic curiosity and honest, cohesive position one gets the sense that Grenzfurthner will embrace you. 

The simple truth is I loved every moment of Glossary of Broken Dreams, a tighter and more thematically connected work than Traceroute, a film that I also loved but found a touch more confusing in subject and presentation. Glossary of Broken Dreams is a nerdgasm of creative consciousness meets good intentions and abundant doses of intellectually informed human compassion. It'll fuck with your mind. Then laugh.

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ScreenCritix reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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4.5/5 stars on ScreenCritix!

Mad as a box of frogs but thoroughly entertaining, we learn about freedom, privacy, identity, resistance, the markets, capitalism and the political left and right.
Sometimes in life, you can get the timing just right, there is no fortune telling involved or any strategy employed, you just end up in the right place at the right time. With the current political scandal involving Cambridge Analytics and Facebook, it seems director Johannes Grenzfurthner has struck gold with his timely documentary, Glossary Of Broken Dreams that he managed to make for just $10k.




IndyRed reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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We confused someone at IndyRed :)
Still, great review:

It's a mix and match party of epic proportions. Old school video game graphics. Puppets. Musicians, anime, the kitchen sink. There's no shortage of style but more importantly, somehow these things all co-exist in seemingly perfect harmony. (...) A rock solid three and a half stars. For those in the political know, it's not hard to imagine another full star being added.

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First monocon!

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We are starting a new project, monocon. Four days of hanging out, discussions, workshops, amusement and destruction, with/by/for monochrom and its friends.Are there better ways to spend time in the Austrian countryside? Definitely not.


It will be June 28-July 1 at Schloss Hotel Zeillern, a lovely and very affordable hotel and former castle in Lower Austria:

Schloss Hotel Zeillern

In case you want to come, we suggest that you go directly to their page and reserve a room for you. Let them know it's for monocon and food preferences (vegan)!

Cheers and many hugs!
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Film Threat reviews 'Glossary of Broken Dreams'

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Bradley Gibson wrote a great review of Glossary of Broken Dreams for Film Threat!

Working with a $10K USD budget, Johannes assembles a dizzying patchwork of rapid-fire occasionally seizure-inducing images and words to illuminate the dangers of capitalism, it’s historic rise out of oligarchical tendencies, and to re-introduce the virtues of Marxism all set to the soothing tones of a hip hop version of Pachelbel’s canon in D.
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Many are troubled at the times. Most of us just distract ourselves or flail about in impotent rage on the internet. Johannes Grenzfurthner makes films and has given us 97 head-spinning minutes of core dump rage and frustration that is also entertaining and witty. Not, the website cautions, to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Winner 'Award of Merit' for Film Feature at Accolade Competition

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WINNER! Glossary of Broken Dreams won the AWARD OF MERIT for Feature Film at Accolade Competition.

OMG!

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GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS: Party premiere and 25-years-of-monochrom celebrations!

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It is time! Get your tickets for the party premiere of GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS and the 25-years-of-monochrom celebrations!

Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage!

Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, Johannes can't tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the "Internet" anymore! Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse.

Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

Featuring: Amber Benson, Max Grodénchik, Jeff Ricketts, Jason Scott, Stefanie Sargnagel, Gerald Votava, Robert Stachel, Stuart Freeman, Katharina Stemberger, Conny Lee, Jolyne Schlien Schürmann, Hannes Duscher, Roland Gratzer, Alexander E. Fennon, Michael J. Epstein, Michael Smulik, Kudra Owens, Martin Auer, David Dempsey, Anna Behne... and many others.

With artworks and animations by Bonni Rambatan, Matt J. Frith, James Brothwell, Clemens Kindermann, Stevyn Prothero, Steve Reeder... and many more.

Produced and edited by Johannes Grenzfurthner; co-produced by Günther Friesinger.

Written by Johannes Grenzfurthner and his intellectual sparring partner Ishan Raval.

Sound design by Daniel Hasibar.

Music by Michael Donaldson, Inti-Illimani, wobblersound, Kasson Crooker, Duscher&Gratzer, Christoph Burstup Weiss... and many more.

March 22, 8 pm! At Vienna's splendid Gartenbaukino!

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Diagonale 2018: Festival premiere of GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS

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Glossary of Broken Dreams
Documentary Film, AT/US 2018, 100 min, eOV

Puppets! Pixels! Anime! Live action! Stock footage! Lumpennerd Johannes Grenzfurthner gives an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, Johannes can’t tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the „Internet“ anymore! Supported by writer Ishan Raval, in this film, Johannes explains, re-evaluates, and sometimes sacrifices political golden calves of discourse. Not to be used with false consciousness or silicone-based lubricant.

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Glossary of Broken Dreams: Almost done!

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Some folks were already asking: "What are you working on? Why are you so quiet about your current film project? What happened to your film about Tycho Brahe?"
Well... we still needed some more money for Tycho, but in July we learned that the goddamn ORF declined to support us -- and we had to postpone the whole production for a year.

I was so mad and frustrated that I decided: fuck it all. I will do another film, right now, just for my creative sanity. So I created... GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS.

I just started working. I asked friends for their help, and I'm glad they were kind and supportive. The really cool thing was: I simply kept working and working and working without asking anyone for permission, without writing yet another godforsaken grant application, and I didn't give a damn what people might think about the project. No target audience, no marketing strategy, no necessity to please juries, nothing. I made the film that I wanted to make. And I did it with my friends... in roughly five months.
99 minutes runtime.
I am very grateful for that.
 

GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS is an ideotaining cinematic revue about important political concepts. Everyone is talking about freedom! Privacy! Identity! Resistance! The Market! The Left! But, yikes, I couldn't tolerate ignorant and topically abusive comments on the "Internet" anymore! Supported by my good friend and intellectual sparring partner Ishan Raval, I try to explain, re-evaluate, and sometimes sacrifice political golden calves of discourse.
It features puppets! And anime! And pixel animation! And live-action! And stock footage!
 
Many thanks to my performers and artistic collaborators: Amber Benson, Max Grodénchik, Jeff Ricketts, Jason Scott, Stefanie Sargnagel, Gerald Votava, Robert Stachel, Stuart Freeman, Katharina Stemberger, Conny Lee, Jolyne Schlien Schürmann, Hannes Duscher, Roland Gratzer, Alexander Fennon, Michael J. Epstein, Michael Smulik, Kudra Owens, Martin Auer, David Dempsey, Anna Behne... and many others.

Color grading is done. Couple more days of sound design and mastering and GLOSSARY OF BROKEN DREAMS will be ready for the festival season.
 
Here is the project page:
http://www.monochrom.at/glossary
 



Traceroute made it into the semi-finalist list at Filmplus Festival

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Wow. Filmplus is a film festival honoring film editing and montage.
It's quite an honor to be on a list with Monika Willi, for Christ's sake!

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Therapeutic Arson

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Johannes always wanted to start a band with that name. Never did. Well, at least he has merch for it now.

Design is based on work by the wonderful Josh Ellingson.

On skirts, shirts, mugs, stuff.
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Wild Thing

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A little cut-cup design based on the layout of an article about feral children. (Johannes created that layout for monochrom #15-23).

On shirts, leggins, skirts, mugs, whatever.
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No name is higher

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A message for believers.

Available on shirts, mugs, posters, whaterver.

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ALF: A Clockwork Orange

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“There was me, that is ALF, and my droogs, trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening.”

Created by Johannes Grenzfurthner (of monochrom) and James Brothwell (of Impeccable Flith)

Johannes Grenzfurthner: http://www.grenzfurthner.com
James Brothwell: http://www.impeccableflith.com

Available on shirts, mugs, posters, whaterver.

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Sleep. No more.

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It's a collage. A COLLAGE!

Available on shirts, mugs, posters, whaterver.

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Photoshop LAYER

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Photoshop LAAAAAAAYER was first available in Adobe Photoshop 3.0 in 1994. That rocks.

Available on shirts, mugs, posters, whaterver.

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User review of Traceroute... makes us cry tears of joy

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User "Pepe F" writes about Traceroute on Rotten Tomatoes. Read.


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Traceroute: VOD options

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Traceroute is available on Vimeo On Demand and Amazon USA/UK/DE!


For DRM-free download deals please contact us (traceroute AT monochrom.at).








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So far we have translated 41% of all our projects to English.

Glossary of Broken Dreams (Feature film)

Traceroute (Documentary feature)

Therapeutic Arson

Wild Thing

No name is higher

ALF: A Clockwork Orange

Sleep. No more.

Photoshop Layer

IDIA: Schatzi, i hob di gern

Privacy is a bourgeois fantasy

Reactor Leak

LMAO

Upgrate (the Hard Cheese Drive)

Tortured Artist Seeks Aid To Feel More Inadequate

Tycho (Feature film, in production)

Occupy East India Trading Company

Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)

Zardoz is pleased

It's a bug hunt!! (Kermit goes Aliens)

The Man (Short film)

Dogs Playing D&D

Venus of Strapondorf

ProPool

23 Works (Short films)

Wellness As Usual

Context Hacking (Essay)

Context Hacking (Reader)

The Altogether Horrid Street Ballad Of Paratii

Earthmoving (Short film)

Sierra Zulu (Feature film project)

Hedonistika

Enforce (Short film)

Carpet (Short film)

They used to be better

Video Jingle(s)

monochrom's ISS

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 2 / The Adventure Game

Lidl-Girl (Music video)

Rated R Us

Portraying The Terran Condition (Game)

alt.backen: monochrom's early phase picture begging outreach interface

Antidev

Title Sequence

monoleaks

Operation Overhead

Dismalware

Tasty (Short film)

The Earth Has Been Destroyed (Music video)

Six Feet Under Club

Krach: Anderswo (Single)

monochrom's Raw Image Format / Archive

Climate Training Camp

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf vs. Cheetos (Short Films, Ads)

Krach der Roboter: Hello World!

BP, listen up!

Wikileaks: The Ballet (feat. Unicorns)

Google Wars / RPG Extravaganza

Slacking is killing the DIY industry (T-Shirt)

Carefully Selected Moments / CD, LP

Freedom is a whore of a word (T-Shirt)

#fullboycott

International Year of Polytheism 2007

For you (Short film)

Santa Claus Vs. Christkindl: A Mobster Battle

Could It Be (Video clip)

Pot Tin God

Hacking the Spaces

Kiki and Bubu and The Shift / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Privilege / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Self / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Good Plan / Short film

Kiki and Bubu and The Feelings / Short film

Sculpture Mobs

Nazi Petting Zoo / Short film

The Great Firewall of China

KPMG / Short film

The BRAICIN / Short film

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 / The Adventure Game

I was a copyright infringement in a previous life (T-Shirt)

Brave New Pong

Leben ist LARPen e.V.

One Minute / Short film

Firing Squad Euro2008 Intervention

RFID Song

The Hackbus

A tribute to Honzo

Lessig ist lässig

I can count every star in the heavens above -- The image of computers in popular music

All Tomorrow's Condensations / Puppet show

Bye Bye / Short film

Revaluation

PC/DC patch

Proto-Melodic Comment Squad

myfacespace.com

The Redro Loitzl Story / Short film

Hax0rcise SCO

Law and Second Order (T-Shirt)

They really kicked you out of the Situationist International?

Death Special: Falco

Applicant Fisch / Short film

When I was asked to write about new economy

Taugshow #6

Taugshow #7

Taugshow #9

Taugshow #10

Taugshow #11

Taugshow #14

Taugshow #15

Campfire at Will

Arse Elektronika 2007, 2008, 2009 etc.

The Void's Foaming Ebb / Short film

Remoting Future

When you / Short film

Elf

Free Bariumnitrate

Toyps / Typing Errors

ARAD-II Miami Beach Crisis

The Charcoal Burner / Short film

Digital Culture In Brazil

Hegemonchhichi

Nation of Zombia

Lonely Planet Guide action

CSI Oven Cloth

Dept. of Applied Office Arts

Farewell to Overhead

Google Buttplug

Fieldrecording in Sankt Wechselberg / Short film

Dark Dune Spots

Campaign For The Abolition Of Personal Pronouns

Zeigerpointer

Space Tourism

In the Head of the Gardener

Entertainment (Unterhaltung) / Short film

Cthulhu Goatse

Nicholas Negroponte Memorial Cable

Coke Light Art Edition 06

Experience the Experience! (West Coast USA/Canada Tour 2005)

April 23

Overhead Cumshot

Irark / Short film

Wart

Instant Blitz Copy Fight

A Patriotic Fireman

A Micro Graphic Novel Project

Noise and Talk

The Exhilarator

H&M

The Flower Currency

Gastro-Art/Gastrokunst

A Holiday in Soviet Unterzoegersdorf

How does the Internet work?

Paraflows 2006 and up

Special Forces

Coca Cola

About Work

Turing Train Terminal

Me / Short Film

Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling Network

Doormat

Some Code To Die For

The Year Wrap-up

Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Metroblogging

Project Mendel

Display, Retry, Fail

Manifesto of Ignorantism

Actionfilm

Towers of Hanoi

Heisenberg

Opto-Hedonism

Every Five Seconds an Inkjet Printer Dies Somewhere

Milk

Mobutobe

Brandmarker

We know apocalypses

452 x 157 cm² global durability

A Good Haul

Blattoptera / Art for Cockroaches

Minus 24x

Gladiator / Short Film

Eden

An attempt to emulate an attempt

Paschal Duct-Taping

Laptop Crochetication

Russka

Somewhere in the 1930s

Soul Sale

The Department for Criticism against Globalisation

Dot Smoke

Georg Paul Thomann

Nurgel Staring

War On

Let's network it out

Nude

Mackerel Fiddlers

Whales

Disney vs. Chrusov / Short film

Bulk Mail

Easter Celebrations

Mouse Over Matter

Condolence for a Crab

Force Sting

Turning Threshold Countries Into Plows

System

A Noise

A. C. A.

Hopping Overland

Achy Breaky Heart Campaign

Hermeneutic Imperative III

Holy Water / Franchise

Roböxotica // Festival for Cocktail-Robotics

Spears

Engine Hood Cookies

Ikea

The Watch

Creative Industry 2003

This World

Cracked Foundation For The Fine Arts

Sometimes I feel

Fit with INRI

Growing Money

Catapulting Wireless Devices

Buried Alive

Illegal Space Race

Magnetism Party

Brick of Coke

1 Baud

Scrota Contra Vota

Direct Intervention Engine

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I remember when I first rented Alien at a local video rental store. I couldn't wait to get home and finally see it. But at the point where the beast should have burst out of the little guy's breast there was nothing left to see except interference - all the freak-fans who had previously rented the movie had rewatched that very scene again and again and so often that the tape was completely buggered. Art shouldn't have a rewind button. Period.
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Upcoming
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open call for cocktailrobots
since 1999, the roboexotica festival for cocktailrobotics ? organised by monochrom, shifz and bureau für philosophie ? has playfully illustrated that it?s not in the nature of robots to outsmart and displace humans. the robots of the roboexotica festival give this away at first glance: there?s one mixing cocktails, one serving schnapps, one preparing pancakes, yet another one offers wine cooler with elderberry syrup ? clumsy at times, but always at your service and culinarily to the point! roboexotica is a one of a kind platform right at the junction between art, technology, research, and science, taking place november 22nd through 25th at the theater nestroyhof hamakom, and celebrating its 20th anniversary. we want to mark the occasion with as many robots as possible. therefore, we invite you with this open call to send ideas and proposals as to what kind of cocktail robot you would like to present at the event. please send your suggestions to office@roboexotica.at until the 31st of october this year.

roboexotica 2017
roboexotica is the annual festival where scientists, researchers, computer experts and artists from all over the world build cocktail robots and discuss technological innovation, futurology and science fiction. cheers!
roboexotica is coproduction of monochrom, shifz and the bureau for philosophy.
november 23-26, 2017 in vienna, austria.


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