Arse Elektronika: MP3 archive (2007-2014) online
We took some time and edited and uploaded all the available recordings of Arse Elektronika talks and presentions.
"Hackeando los espacios": Spanish translation of "Hacking the spaces" is out
Johannes Grenzfurthner y Frank Apunkt Schneide son miembros de monochrom, un grupo de arte, tecnología y filosofía con base en Viena y en Zeta Draconis. El artículo original puede encontrarse en http://www.monochrom.at/hacking-the-spaces.Link
"Die Gstettensaga": International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema 2015 Official Selection
The festival will be held in London, UK, February 25-28, 2015.
It's time for Roboexotica 2014
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.Until recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of cocktail robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out. Cheers!
Roboexotica is a coproduction of monochrom, Shifz and the Bureau for Philosophy.
December 4-7, 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
monochrom presents Jack Sargeant: William S. Burroughs in the World Beyond Literature
Lecture and film screening at Raum D / quartier21.
As an author Jack Sargeant's work has been described as "dangerously inspirational" his numerous books include Deathtripping: The Extreme Underground, Naked Lens: Beat Cinema (both now in their third English language editions), and many others. He has written on film and culture for numerous books, anthologies and journals, and has written introductions for books by Lydia Lunch, Romain Slocombe, Joe Coleman, Cat Hope and for William Burroughs' Unforgettable Characters.
monochrom wants you to go down: SIX FEET UNDER CLUB -- in Vienna
6fuc in Vienna, Austria @ Schwelle7
November 28, 2014
In the age of data mining, a person's sex life may contain less embarrassing details than their web search history. Does it make sense that the former is a tightly guarded secret while the latter is shared with anonymous corporations daily? Even though a sexual nature is one of the few things most humans share in common, our social convention is to push all trace of it out of the public sphere. The Six Feet Under Club offers attendees a unique opportunity to experience the warping of public and private intimate space.
Couples can volunteer to be buried together in a casket beneath the ground. The space they occupy will be extremely private and intimate. The coffin is a reminder of the social norm of exclusive pair bonding "till death do us part". However, this intimate scene will be corrupted by the presence of a night vision webcam which projects the scene on to an outside wall. The audience will be privy to the scene inside, but the volunteers in the coffin will be completely isolated from them. The scenario keeps the intimacy of a sexual moment intact while moving the private act into public space. It can be seen as an absurd parody of pornographic cinema or an examination of the high value placed on sexual privacy. Either way, won't you become a member of the Six Feet Under Club?
Neutral.it reviews "Die Gstettensaga"
The latest film by Johannes Grenzfurthner is set in a post-atomic future born from the ashes of the Google-war, a destructive global war of the twenty-first century between the two last superpowers: China and Google. “Social developments confront us with new tasks. Now we are dealing with nerds”. These are the words of Thurnher von Pjölk the evil monopolist of print, declaring his expansionist ambitions in a world of new technologies. [...]Link
"Dogs Playing D&D": Media feedback!
"Hey, Dog's Playing Poker, you're great and all, but Dogs Playing Dungeons and Dragons is the best dog painting in the history of all dog paintings. The end." (Meredith Woerner, io9)
"The clutter and atmosphere are really true to the gaming experience, and I’d never thought before about the similarities between poker and RPGs as social bonding experiences." (Chris Hall. Dogster)
Buy it! Here!
Whitney Deatherage: New monochrom artist in residence @ Museumsquartier Vienna
Our new artist in residence arrived!
Whitney is an artist, curator, fundraiser, and event organizer based in San Francisco. Her main interests are urban gaming, community building, civic infrastructure, performance art, and robotics.
Photo Credit: Gerard Fajardo
"Dogs Playing D&D": monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner and Heather Kelley team up for tabletop canineness
Poker? Meh! Billards? Bah! Tabletop RPG? YESSS!
Tags: dogs, dungeons and dragons, dungeons, dragons, gurps, dandd, rpg, pen and paper, pen, paper, tabletop, dog, cheetos, mountain dew, dice, rolling, game, playing, roleplay, gm, gamemaster, canine, fun, nerd, gamer, vallejo
Johannes Grenzfurthner about sex and tech in "Business Punk"
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Johannes of monochrom in the New Yorker
The H.O.P.E. conference offers 2600 a chance to bring the global hacker community together. Steve Rambam, a security specialist who was arrested by the F.B.I. before his talk at the 2006 conference, told me that he comes back because he feels like he is speaking to the vanguard of computer culture. "These kids are trendsetters," he said. Johannes Grenzfurthner, an Austrian artist and hacker, told me before the talk that the hacking community has changed drastically in the past ten years, becoming more mainstream. One of the greatest shifts, he said, is the growing acceptance of women at conferences like H.O.P.E., despite the fact that the hacker community is still male dominated.Link
monochrom is partner of "Media Arts Cultures" joint master degree
The MediaAC master program answers the needs of the evolving fields related to the future and heritage of Media Arts Cultures. Our global digital world is filled with new media culture that encompasses the big questions of today such as the processes of globalisation, utopias of neuroscience, political repression, big data, and the growing world-wide surveillance. Thus, the analysis of media arts cultures is socially and culturally enlightening. The examination of evolving media art forms offers technological insights, which are vital to the next generation of software and hardware engineers, as well as to cultural practitioners. Media Arts have great potential for critical reflection and future innovation. They are especially vulnerable to decay as media evolution accelerates and require new methods of digital heritage preservation.
Austrian Cultural Forum NY recommends "Die Gstettensaga" at NYC Indie Filmfestival
The NYC Independent Film Festival (October 15 - 19, 2014) is happy to have an Austrian film showing in the festival this year:Link
2600 Magazine reviews "Die Gstettensaga": A Call To Class Consciousness For Hackers
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Link (2600 Magazine)
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:
[mono IMDb (at)]
[mono IMDb (us)]
[office AT monochrom.at]
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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)