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)
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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!
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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)
"Die Gstettensaga" in Denver: Best Hacker Feature 2014 at "PhutureCon Festival"
PhutureCon Festival will take place October 11 in Denver, Colorado.
Johannes Grenzfurthner will be present to talk about monochrom and "Die Gstettensaga".
Dispatch from Arse Elektronika -- Some Things Games Can Learn from Sex & Tech
This past weekend, I went to the annual sex and tech conference in San Francisco, Arse Elektronika. This was actually the first conference I spoke at back in 2012 when it was specifically about play and games, and I got to come again this year to see what new projects people thinking and crafting about sex were up to. This conference tends to attract a cross-section of toy makers and academics interested in sex topics, but also nets in software people and artists.Link
Arse Elektronika 2014 on Boing Boing
The theme this year is "trans*.*" and the event features "Talks, machines, games, workshops and performances;" runs from Oct 2-5 at San Francisco's Chez Poulet (3359 Cesar Chavez St).
Brief comment: opening night is at Chez Poulet, the other events are at the Center for Sex and Culture and Noisebridge (see schedule).
Johannes Grenzfurthner about Gstettensaga and Israel on TLV1
Johannes Grenzfurthner, an Austrian filmmaker and artist, came to Tel Aviv's Utopia Film Festival to promote his indie film 'The Gstetten Saga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl,' and talked to TLV1 about why, even as a left-wing European intellectual, he finds it more important than ever to take a trip to Israel.Link
Arse Elektronika 2014 / Final Schedule: TRANS*.*
Schedule for Arse Elektronika 2014!
New monochrom group image: puppets!
Upper left: cat.
Lower right, first row: Evelyn Fürlinger, Günther Friesinger, Harald Homolka List, Daniel Fabry, Anika Kronberger
Lower right, second row: Roland Gratzer, Franz Ablinger, Frank Apunkt Schneider
Lower right: bottom: Johannes Grenzfurthner
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Image link (Flickr)
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.
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Die Gstettensaga: The Rise of Echsenfriedl (Feature film)