[spectre] Hoozah! Pre-order for monochrom #26-34: Ye Olde Self-Referentiality

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Mon Feb 8 19:23:03 CET 2010

Hard to believe, but monochrom #26-34 will be out March 2010!
500 pages, 55 ounces, for 18 euros / 24 us-dollars.

Release tour:
March 11, 2010 @ MUSA in Vienna (afterparty at Metalab)
April 3, 2010 @ Videotage in Hong Kong
April 27, 2010 @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City
(dates for LA, SFO, London, Munich, Berlin will be announced soon)


Screws and astronauts. Roundworms and Columbia. Cannibalism at sea.
Conlanging 101. The basic mechanisms of New Economy and Neoliberalism. The
sketchy world of Elffriede. The status of martial law. RFID. Henry the
Halibut. Rieseberg and the emergence of work. Dracula (a poem).
Historicity, temporality, and politics in the cinema aesthetics of
Deleuze, Rancière and Kracauer. Or-Om's call to the children. The problem
with social robots. An (anti)history of Rave. The life of a Swiss banker
and fascist anti-imperialist. Considerations by Martin Auer. The Stepford
wives and stereotypes of putative perfection. Noise and talk. A little
potpourri about amok runners, mass homicide and 80s pop songs. Scratching
means life. Mae Saslaw's 10005. Kiki and Bubu and Orwell's 1984.
Cybernetics and whatever happened to it. The integrating of the Fringe.
Witchcraft and lesbianism. The weirdness (and PR) of the wonders of Oz.
Rachel Lovinger's personal journey towards datameaningfulness. Revolution,
ads and revolt. A pilot study on the philosophy of life of schizophrenics.
Pro Asylum. Bird Ball. Medicine in the Dark Ages (humor, leeches, charms
and prayers). Reflections about Ivan Grubanov and Paul Chan. Communism,
anti-German criticism and Israel. Surprise findings. Hot, hard cocks and
tight, tight unlubricated assholes. Dubbing (Casablanca and forged
movies). The treatment of media in H. P. Lovecraft's cosmic horror. The
relationship of books and films explained via Capricorn One. Stories about
our friends (e.g. whales). The history of Pinball machines. Italy and the
incubation of fascism. Consider Phlebas and The Waste Land. The implicit
ideology of media activism and its current opportunities. Urban Pilgrims
touring Vienna. Ronald McDonald slapping a guy in the face. Text
adventures. The Shining (Jack of all Trades, Master of None).
Reappropriating architecture and playing with the built city. Recoding
LOLcats. Sitcom as Endgame, Tatort out of the Volksempfänger (an attempt
to understand the culture industry). Gender, race and film comedy. Neon
Bible and its hidden agenda. The SNAFU principle and how hierarchies
inhibit communication. The power of disposition over (global) space as a
new dimension of class structuration. Lustgas. Stammlager 217 and Israel's
popular culture of the 1960s. Supertheory(TM). Adopt a highway. X-Wing
penetration, dominatrix fathers and phallic light sabers. Europanto. The
Unicorn and the Maiden. Leben macht Spass. How to build a magnificent
Boom-Boom. Lots of reviews of deities, personalities, questions, states of
mind, culture (as opposed to nature), nature (which cannot be divided from
culture), words, social practise, future(s), technological artefacts,
experiences, things on a keyboard, and matter. The short story of
Pocahontas and Avatar. Walled World. Hacking the Spaces. Sally Grizzell
Larson's No. 29. The tyranny of structurelessness. Jack Kirby's top 20
creations. The need of Change (keep your coins). Fehler and Fairchild
Semiconductor. Richka's Answering Space and the question about Home. Worm.
Future 42.0. Doctorow's row-boat. Bare life innovation. A mnemonic of
longing. Etiology of Romero-Fulci Disease (and the case for prions).
Campaign for the abolition of personal pronouns. Yahooking. A
social-centric, canine-inspired perspective on the placebo effect.
Helpless machines and true loving caregivers. Information doesn't work
(that's why we need information workers). The myth of Xanadu
(reconsidered). John Wilcock and the Manhattan Memories. The Cult of Done.
Looking at Gene Wilder. Sweet Home Alabama (and why diamonds are a girls
worst nightmare). Pretesting the idea of apparative hermeneutics.
Ignorantism. Artistic fears in the age of religious fundamentalism.
Smoking against America. The Things of Eternity. After warfare in
Yugoslavia (or: moral order of recognition). Existential game-show
experiments. The epic of Gilgamesh. Mozart as public relations hype. Las
Vegas and its casino traditions. Sikhs. Pornographic coding. Invader and
public tiles. Splasher, street art and the Situationist International.
MakerBot. Long live the porn flesh. The three rules of sidewalk junk
giveaways. Melcus and his maps. Mister plomlompom's embracing of
post-privacy. Catty (the baseball player). John Duncan (in: Blind Date).
Michayluk's crush of worship of the copy. The Telecommunications History
Group. monochrom's initiative for the accomplishment of Total Population.
The medieval agricultural year. Office Art. A cartoon that makes
neoliberals laugh. A rough guide to number stations. The digital age and
ubermorgen.com. Mobile phones and "for whom the SAR tolls". A call for
more science... and giant dinosaurs who bite each others head off.

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