Arse Elektronika San Francisco 2013

Opening Gala!

Thursday, October 3, 2013
Location: Chez Poulet (3359 Cesar Chavez St (between Van Ness Ave & Mission St; San Francisco, CA 94110
Neighborhood: Bernal Heights
Doors open 8:30 PM
Show starts at 9:00 PM

An unobjectionable award for sex machines, orgasmotrons and teledildonics

A gala hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner

Featuring many guests stars!
- Micah Elizabeth Scott
- Christophe Pettus
- Adam Flynn (and his new research project)
- The heroes and heroines of RE/Search
- Surprises? Hmmm!

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)

Our gala will be a dignified occasion -- and so we invite you to dress up properly. Surprise us with NSA outfits... and maybe win a "Golden Kleene" yourself! But wait. NSA outfits? The goddamn NSA? Well, almost!

The National Sex Agency (NSA) is the central producer and manager of filthy intelligence for the USA. Estimated to be one of the most perverted organizations in terms of personnel and objectives, the NSA operates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Dildonics and reports to the Director of Analigence. The NSA is primarily tasked with global monitoring, collection, decoding, translation and analysis of smut data for fornication (Project ZOMG) and counterfornication (Area WTF) purposes. The agency is authorized to accomplish its mission through clandestine means, among which is buggering electronic systems and allegedly engaging in sabotage through intercourse.

Book launch extravaganza:
SCREW THE SYSTEM: Explorations of Spaces, Games and Politics through Sexuality and Technology
The new Arse Elektronika Anthology!

Our new reader features: Jaakko Stenros, Paolo Pedercini, Rosalynn Rothstein, Adam Rothstein, Jack Sargeant, Anna Anthropy, Heather Kelley, Lindsay Grace, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Maggie Mayhem, Ned Mayhem, Marco Maiocchi, Margherita Pillan, Marko Radeta, Pietro Righi Riva, Samuel Coniglio, Katherine Becvar, Daniel Fabry, Nadja Sayej, Günther Friesinger, Thomas Ballhausen, Philip Freeman, Jonathan Mann, Rich Gibson, Maymay!
Published by RE/Search and monochrom

Humans are a sexual as well as tool-using species. The remarkable diversity of human behavior shapes and is shaped by sex and technology. But most discussions about this tend to make certain assumptions about the culture, class and race of the participants. Technologically-represented sex and porn tend to be male-centric, heterocentric, ageist and ableist. Who gets left out of this, what effects does it have and what would it look like to include those who are left out? How is exponential growth in technology permeating into the realm of sex? How do we create and experience techno-sensual spaces? What are the games of the teledildonic age? And how can sex tech change the political landscape of tomorrow?