[rohrpost] Arse Elektronika @ Ars Electronica / TELE Internet Special

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Fre Sep 3 09:22:22 CEST 2010

Johannes will give talk about monochrom's conference series 
<http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika>"Arse Elektronika" at "Ars 
Electronica" (TELE INTERNET Bau 1, 3rd floor) in Linz. September 3, 
2010, 7 PM.

Arse Elektronika: Sex, Tech, and the Future of Screw-It-Yourself
We may not forget that mankind is a sexual and tool-using species.
 From the depiction of a vulva in a cave painting to the newest 
Internet porno, technology and sexuality have always been closely 
linked. New technologies are quick to appeal to pornography 
consumers, and thus these customers represent a profitable market 
segment for the suppliers of new products and services.
Currently, all factors show that high-tech developments owe a great 
deal of their success to the need for further sexual stimulation. One 
could cite the example provided by the science fiction concept of a 
full-body interface designed to produce sexual stimulation. But it 
isn't science fiction anymore. It's DIY.
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 year will see 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?

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