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.
Presentation at Arse Elektronika opening night at CELLspace (2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco); September 25, 2008; 8pm, doors open at 7pm.
monochrom is an art-technology-philosophy group having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. Our mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost in culture-archeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
External monochrom links:
[ P r o j e c t s ]
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 2 / The Adventure Game
Krach der Roboter: Hello World!
Slacking is killing the DIY industry (T-Shirt)
Carefully Selected Moments / CD, LP
Freedom is a whore of a word (T-Shirt)
International Year of Polytheism 2007
Santa Claus Vs. Christkindl: A Mobster Battle
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 / Short film
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf / Sector 1 / The Adventure Game
I was a copyright infringement in a previous life (T-Shirt)
Firing Squad Euro2008 Intervention
I can count every star in the heavens above -- The image of computers in popular music
All Tomorrow's Condensations / Puppet show
The Redro Loitzl Story / Short film
Law and Second Order (T-Shirt)
They really kicked you out of the Situationist International?
When I was asked to write about new economy
Arse Elektronika 2007, 2008, 2009 etc.
The Void's Foaming Ebb / Short film
The Charcoal Burner / Short film
Fieldrecording in Sankt Wechselberg / Short film
Campaign For The Abolition Of Personal Pronouns
Entertainment (Unterhaltung) / Short film
Nicholas Negroponte Memorial Cable
Experience the Experience! (West Coast USA/Canada Tour 2005)
A Holiday in Soviet Unterzoegersdorf
Massive Multiplayer Thumb-Wrestling Network
Soviet Unterzoegersdorf Metroblogging
Every Five Seconds an Inkjet Printer Dies Somewhere
452 x 157 cm² global durability
Blattoptera / Art for Cockroaches
An attempt to emulate an attempt
The Department for Criticism against Globalisation
Disney vs. Chrusov / Short film
Turning Threshold Countries Into Plows
Roböxotica // Festival for Cocktail-Robotics
Cracked Foundation For The Fine Arts
Oh my God, they use a history which repeats itself! (T-Shirt)