Arse Elektronika nibble in Playboy
Arse Elektronika nibble in Playboy
In Playboy, March 2014.
"Are You Ready to Fuck Like a Nerd?" -- Arse Elektronika shout-out on Vice blog
Sure, classic nerds might be into MythBusters, Magic: the Gathering, and Minecraft. But they’re also into sex. In fact, the crossover between sex and the more traditional realms of nerd interest is longstanding; science fiction, for example, is frequently pointed at as a source of progressive and even transgressive sexual theory.Link
Arse Elektronika on mako.co.il
Nice write-up about sex, tech and Arse Elektronika on mako!
Arse Elektronika: Sex, Tech and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself @ Ha-Midrasha, Tel Aviv
A talk performance by Johannes Grenzfurthner / monochrom.
We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species.February 27, 2014, 8 PM, presented by Ha-Midrasha in cooperation with Print Screen. At Ha-Yarkon Street #19, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Arse Elektronika at "42 - Der Zündfunk Netzkongress" in Munich
Johannes Grenzfurthner will talk about Arse Elektronika. (In German.)
Von den tausende Jahre alten Höhlenzeichnungen einer Vulva bis zum neuesten Porno-Live-Stream – Technologie und Sexualität waren schon immer eng miteinander verbunden. Niemand kann vorhersagen, was die Zukunft bringen wird, aber der bisherige Lauf der Geschichte legt nahe, dass Sex auch in Zukunft eine essentielle Rolle in der technologischen Entwicklung spielen wird und dass Technologien und deren Anwendung die menschliche Sexualität gestalten. Wir dürfen nämlich nicht vergessen, dass wir eine sexuell motivierte und Werkzeuge verwendende Spezies sind. Die Frage ist also nicht ob, sondern wie diese Interaktion die Menschheit weiter verändern wird.Where? "42 - Der Zündfunk Netzkongress."
November 28, 2013, 3:30 pm at Volksgarten in Munich, Germany.
GoSensual reports about Arse Elektronika
Great article by Anja Herberth. German only, sorry.
monochrom's "Arse Elektronika" ist ein Festival der besonderen Art: Es geht um Sex, Pornografie und Medientechnologien. Sex und Pornografie haben in der Vergangenheit eine wichtige Rolle in der Entwicklung von Technologie gespielt – und werden sie auch in Zukunft treiben. Bis dato haben Medienfestivals diesen Umstand kaum thematisiert und elegant vermieden.Link
Slixa: "Arse Elektronika: Like an Orgasm for Your Brain"
Slixa reports about Arse Elektronika 2013.
When Tizzy mentioned an event called "Arse Elektronika" (Sex, Tech Conference Arse Elektronika Kicks Off in S.F.) a few weeks ago, I knew I had to attend some of the events taking a place over four days just across the bridge in San Francisco. I had a feeling it was going to be a big ole brain-gasm, and I was right!Link
Mission Local: "What is Arse Elektronika?"
Mission Local's Chris Schodt published a great piece on Arse Elektronika (2013) and monochrom.
Next Arse Elektronika event in Vienna: Maggie Mayhem: "Activism/Tech/Sex Work"
Yes! monochrom's artist-in-residence Maggie Mayhem will talk about activism, technology and sex work!
Where? Raum D (Museumsquartier), Vienna. On November 14, 2013; 7 PM.
Don't miss it!
Link (FB event)
Arse Elektronika 2013: DONE! But what about Arse Elektronika 2014?
Arse Elektronika 2013 was truly awesome!
Need proof? Here is Dr. Xtreme, sucking algorithmically.
But what about Arse Elektronika 2014? We are looking for a theme! Got an idea?
Please help us decide and make suggestions here!
Arse Elektronika Opening Night: A Blast!
Reminder: Dress up as NSA agent for Arse Elektronika Gala!
PRIXXX ARSE ELEKTRONIKA 2013
An unobjectionable award for sex machines, orgasmotrons and teledildonics
A gala hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner
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!
wait. NSA outfits? The goddamn NSA? Well, almost!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
AVN: "7th Annual Arse Elektronika to Tackle 'Id/entity'"
The 7th annual Arse Elektronika sex-tech conference, taking place Thursday through Sunday at various locations in San Francisco, explores the theme of "id/entity" through an array of seminars, performances and other presentations.Link
xfanz.com: "Sex, Tech Conference Arse Elektronika Kicks Off in S.F."
Kicking off tomorrow, the 7th annual edition of the Arse Elektronika conference will tackle the "big-ass sweeping themes" of sex, technology and identity to answer life’s most pressing questions … like "What does sexual desire mean to a dolphin?"Link
Boing Boing recommends Arse Elektronika 2013
Hard to believe, but Arse Elektronika is in its 7th year! The annual festival about sex and technology will start Thursday in San Francisco - with talks, machines, games, workshops and performances!Link
Laughing Squid recommends Arse Elektronika 2013
The seventh annual Arse Elektronika, a conference on sex and technology, takes place October 3 through 6 in San Francisco. This year’s conference will focus on issues of identity through talks, videos, and performances. The conference will open with a book release party for Screw The System, the fourth Arse Elektronika anthology. Arse Elektronika is presented by monochrom. Tickets are available here.Link
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Sex, technology, identity... big-ass sweeping themes for Arse Elektronika 2013.
Identity, but also identification. Technologies for the exploration of identities. Technologies for the articulation and performance of identities. Technologies for the enforcement of hegemonic identities. Technologies for the verification of identities. For example: What about the vast fencing-off of the old wild internet; the #nym-wars and the push for “real names”?
We typically assume there is ‘something’ that takes and/or performs an identity. What is this entity? Are awareness and consciousness strictly limited to and made sense of in human experience alone? How is identity understood and made sense of in terms of artificial intelligence? What might transhuman, android, or cyborg identities consist of? What does sexual desire mean to a dolphin?
We have technology-based identities. If we are to agree that agency is a key factor in identity AND position technology as extension/manipulation of agency, then is technology an identity in and of itself?
The Bay Area, famous as a place to “find yourself,” also hosts vast projects to organize and catalog the world’s identities, whether they want that or not. So, how does the Californian Ideology drive identity politics and techno-sexuality?
Will apps like Bang With Friends and gadgets like Google Glass provide us with the ultimate gonzo pornoverse? And why are services like LinkedIn explicitly banning escorts from using the site to get clients?
What have been the social ramifications of Web 2.0, ten years on? By what means have queer users of dating sites and social networks reframed or otherwise hacked the systems surrounding them? What is the design history of the drop-down gender menu– and its alternatives? How did Facebook’s inclusion of “in an open relationship” as a standard option for one’s relationship status affect youth mores? What has been the effect of location-based hookup apps on the architecture of cruising? What are the economics of niche dating sites, and how are they policed? What are the ethical obligations surrounding the ability to algorithmically identify those who are in the closet?
What technologies could ensure more flexible, fluid identities? What would TSA protocols look like if they were designed from a queer perspective? What does counter-surveillant fashion look like? How might we ensure the right not to be found? (Should we?) Are there technologies for anonymity that do not also afford stalking and harassment? Are there technologies for transparency that do not also afford stalking and harassment?
If an identity requires recognition (either by the self or through the Other), then is it ever possible to be “truly” or “identifiably” queer? Is ‘queer identity’ an oxymoron?
Former Tory chairman Lord Tebbit warns that legalizing gay marriage in the UK "opens up the possibility of a lesbian queen giving birth to a future monarch by artificial insemination." Interesting times for sex tech? Indeed!
What about a historic dimension? What were techno-sexual systems of identity like in the past? What were the technologies of masked rituals? What technologies drove the invention of privacy? How did the adoption of fingerprinting change the regulation of prostitution in the early 20th century? Besides hanky-flagging, what techniques/technologies were used to signal ‘deviant’ interests? How was handwriting judged in the evaluation of potential lovers? What is the techno-social history of the "secret admirer?"
How will technological progress change the way we see ourselves? What are we without our iPhone and our beloved designer vibrator? Is the Marxian commodity fetish actually entering the sphere of (what a wordplay!) customization fetishism?
If orgasm patterns are unique and impossible to duplicate, could one’s sexual response be the ultimate biometric identifier? So, how worried should we be about the spectre of sphincter-printing?
What about Big Data in a sexual context? Does size matter?
What about a decent ontological debate with your buttplug’s AI?
Well... dear entities out there, with your proud Egos, Super-Egos and Hyper-Egos! Never forget that there is an Id lurking round the corner! The real Voight-Kampff test is not minding that it hurts!