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monochroms >Arse Elektronika 2008<

26.09.2008 bis 27.09.2008

monochroms >Arse Elektronika 2008<

Vergangene Termine

Sa, 27.09.2008
- 23.00 Uhr
Fr, 26.09.2008
19.00 Uhr - 23.59 Uhr

Alle Termine im Überblick

Tage mit Vorstellung

September 2008
01 Mo
02 Di
03 Mi
04 Do
05 Fr

06 Sa
07 So
08 Mo
09 Di

10 Mi

11 Do
12 Fr
13 Sa
14 So
15 Mo

16 Di
17 Mi
18 Do

19 Fr
20 Sa

21 So
22 Mo
23 Di
24 Mi
25 Do

26 Fr
27 Sa

28 So
29 Mo
30 Di

Wo: Raum D / quartier21
Erstellt von: Team Teichenberg für QDK
Beschreibung: Arse Elektronika 2008 - Do Androids sleep with electric Sheep

Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography i n Science and Social Fiction
with a live video-link t o vienna
Taking up where the successful conference i n autumn 2007 left off, this
year's Arse Elektronika stands under the motto "future" - - and the ways i n
which the present sees itself reflected i n i t . Maintaining a broadened
perspective on technical development and technology while also putting
special emphasis on its social implementation, this year's conference
focuses on Science and Social Fiction.
The genre o f the "fantastic" is especially well suited t o the
investigation o f the touchy area o f sexuality and pornography: actual and
assumed developments are frequently depicted positively and approvingly,
but just as often with dystopian admonishment. Here the classic, and
continuingly valid, themes o f modernism represent a clear link between the
two aspects: questions o f science, research and technologization are o f
interest, as is the complex surrounding urbanism, artificiality and
control (or the loss o f control). Depictions o f the future, irregardless
o f the form they take, always address the present as well. Imaginations o f
the fantastic and the nightmarish give rise t o a thematic overlapping o f
the exotic, the alienating and, o f course, the pornographic/sexual as
In order t o intelligently contextualize the abundance o f queries that are
involved here, this year's conference will be structured around three
day-long discussion panels, each devoted t o a specific theme. The
impossibility o f fitting many o f these issues and relationships into such
neat categorizations is not only accepted, but also encouraged.

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