Taugshow #18


monochrom presents:
++TAUGSHOW #18++
Fake It Till You Make It Special

Saturday, May 16, 2009 / 8:00 PM @ Fake It Till You Make It, Vienna (presented by Johannes Grenzfurthner und Roland Gratzer)

Topic: DIY!

But who are our guests?



Nick Farr is a Financial Accountant based in Washington, DC.  Despite day jobs with US Treasury Department and the global consultancy McKinsey & Co., he co-founded HacDC and plays an active role in the global hackerspace movement.



David Dempsey is an ADDled informationmaniac who has replaced his mostly dysfunctional long-term memory with the web and small electronic thingies. After several years of multimedia production including a few disastrous but thrilling experiences in the realm of web video production during the dot-com boom, he has found a happy and comfortable existence as a media monkey for an Austrian radio station. Despite massive incomprehension of any concepts that can be described using the terms modern, post modern, or mildly clever, he delivers a daily column following interesting web links, moderates several radio shows and is occasionally paid for providing commentary on the frequently brutal stupidity of his native country.



Jonathan Mann regularly gets his ass handed to him in the form of YouTube comments. It doesn't stop him.



Circuit Bending Extraordinaire.


/// Special Guests:




Taugshow is a project by monochrom. But what is monochrom?

monochrom is a worldwide operating collective dealing with technology, art, context hacking, and philosophy which was founded in 1993. They specialize in an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, and political activism. Their mission is conducted everywhere, but first and foremost "in culture-archaeological digs into the seats (and pockets) of ideology and entertainment."
Among their projects, monochrom has released a leftist retro-gaming project, established a one baud semaphore line through the streets of San Francisco, started an illegal space race through Los Angeles, buried people alive in Vancouver, and cracked the hierarchies of the art system with the Thomann Project. In Austria they ate blood sausages made from their own blood in order to criticize the grotesque neoliberal formation of the world economy. Sometimes they compose melancholic pop songs about dying media and they have hosted the first annual festival concerned with cocktail robotics. At the moment they're planning a conference about pornography as one of the driving forces of technological innovation. They also do international soul trade, propaganda camps, epic puppet theater, aesthetic pregnancy counseling, food catering, and - sorry to mention - modern dance.
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