Arse Elektronika San Francisco 2011

Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2011 Awards Ceremony

Opening Night and Prixxx Arse 2011

Thursday, September 29, 2011
7:00 PM

Location: Chez Poulet
(3359 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco)

An unobjectionable award for sex machines, orgasmotrons and teledildonics
A gala hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner
Featuring many guests stars, like Aaron Muszalski, Jonathan Mann and the PSIgasm team!

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 Socialist Sex Superheroes and Superheroines... and maybe win a "Golden Kleene" yourself!

Presentation of Arse Elektronika Anthology "Of Intercourse and Intracourse – Sexuality, Biomodification and the Techno-Social Sphere"

It is our pleasure and privilege to present you with the third Arse Elektronika Anthology: "Of Intercourse and Intracourse – Sexuality, Biomodification and the Techno-Social Sphere"...

We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool using species. And that's why monochrom's conferene Arse Elektronika deals with sex, technology and the future. As bio-hacking, sexually enhanced bodies, genetic utopias and plethora of gender have long been the focus of literature, science fiction and, increasingly, pornography, this anthology sees us explore the possibilities that fictional and authentic bodies have to offer.
Our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined. But it may not be bizarre enough. "Bizarre enough for what?" – you might ask. Bizarre enough to subvert the heterosexist matrix that is underlying our world and that we should hack and overcome for some quite pressing reasons within the next century.
Don't you think, replicants?

Edited by Johannes Grenzfurthner, Günther Friesinger, Daniel Fabry. Published by RE/Search Publications (San Francisco) in cooperation with monochrom.

Featuring essays and projects by Eleanor Saitta, R.U. Sirius, Jack Sargeant, Annalee Newitz, Katrien Jacobs, Christian Heller, Bonni Rambatan, Kyle Machulis, Saul Albert, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Johannes Grenzfurthner, Violet Blue, Carol Queen, Douglas Spink, Rose White, Rainer Prohaska, Thomas Ballhausen, Uncle Abdul, Elle Mehrmand (Echolalia Azalee), Micha Cárdenas (Azdel Slade), Ani Niow, Monika Kribusz, Noah Weinstein, Randy Sarafan, Allen Stein, Kim De Vries, Pepper Mint, Robert Glashuettner, Jonathon Keats.