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monochrom 4-books/2-photos ValuPak


A special offer in celebration of monochrom’s 20th anniversary! The four-book monochrom-RE/Search sex & technology includes the following books:

– prOnnovation?

– Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep?

– Of Intercourse and Intracourse

– Screw the System

Plus 2 signed photo prints from the first Arse Elektronica event in 2007!

Product Description

In celebration of monochrom’s 20th anniversary we present a four-book value-pak containing the monochrom-RE/Search collaborations on sex & technology: the Arse Elektronika anthologies.

  • prOnnovation?: Pornography and Technical Innovation

A collection of essays and transcribed presentations from monochrom’s Arse Electronika conference in San Francisco in 2007. Color photos! Sex, technology, the Internet, and information sciences are the topic of this cutting-edge book by monochrom, Vienna’s Art & Philosophy Collective. Technology’s development (Photography, Cinema, The Internet) is often pushed ahead and funded by pornography. This book explores that connection…

Table of contents:

1) Introduction by monochrome
2) Sex Machines by Timothy Archibald
3) Pornomechanics – Sex Robots and the Mechanisms of Love by Peter Asaro & Katie Vann
4) Push It! – On Pornographic Discourses and the History of Adult Remakes by Thomas Ballhausen / Michael Achenbach
5) Ceiling Cat Hates Your Porn – Sexual Privacy Online by V. Blue
6) Do-It-Yourself Pornography – The Democratization of Pornography by Jonathan Coopersmith
7) Cowgirls and Werebabes – When Porn Leaps the Species Barrier by Mark Dery
8) (After) the Pornographic Turn by Thomas Edlinger
9) Taking a Cue – The Representation of Technology in Three Heterosexual Mainstream Porno Features by Tina Lorenz
10) Introducing Cyberorgasm – Utopia, Eschatology and Apocalypse of the Fucking Machines by Stefan Lutschinger / B
11) The Re-Judgment of Paris – How Pornography Gave the World Modern Art in 1863 by Stefan Lutschinger / Ema Konstantinova
12) Getting the Message Across – Hardware and Software Interfaces for Sexual Interaction by Kyle Machulis aka qDot / Thomas Roche
13) Porn Tub Punch – Drinking the Essence of Technology Away by monochrom
14) Behind the Green (Screen) Door – The Inevitable Future of Digital Visual Effects in Pornography by Aaron Muszalski
15) A Futurist’s History of Sexual Technology by Annalee Newitz
16) Your Grandmother’s Vibrator by Carol Queen
17) Porn, Tech, Creativity and Distribution by Thomas S. Roche
18) How Porn and Tech Change Sexual Education by Autumn Tyr-Salvia / Thomas S. Roche
19) When Correctly Viewed, Everything is Lewd – Unexpected Consequences of Web 2.0 by Rose White
20) Sex and Computation in a Material World, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love (via) My Webcam by Amanda Williams
21) A Brief History of Cultural Genitals by Katherina Zakravsky

22) Bio Notes

  • Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep?: Critical Perspectives on Sexuality and Pornography in Science and Social Fiction

The second in the Arse Elektronika anthology, “Do Androids Sleep with Electric Sheep?” considers sex, science-fiction, technology, the Internet & the future. Critical perspectives on sexuality and pornography in science and social fiction from monochrom, the legendary think-tank collective of Vienna, Austria. Essays and projects from Arse Elektronica 2008 in San Francisco.

Table of contents: 
1) Introduction by monochrom
2) Sex and Science Fiction by Rudy Rucker
3) The Cultural Production of Sex Machines and the Contemporary Technosexual Practices by Isaac Leung
4) Mind Diddlers by Jason Brown
5) Fragments by Jason Brown
6) What is the 21st-Century Novel? by Reesa Brown / Kit O’Conell
7) Prosthetics and Future Fetishism by Karin Harrasser
Science Fucktion – A Public Conversation between R. Kadrey & J. Grenzfurthner by Richard Kadrey / Johannes Grenzfurthner
8) Trembling Blue Stars by Richard Kadrey
9) From Science Fiction to Pornography – The Cultural Representation of Sex Machines by Isaac Leung
10) Bad Victoria or Another Trip to a Place Called London – An Excerpt from Wired Worlds Anger Diary #2 by Thomas Ballhausen / Jorg Vogeltanz
11) A Future in Porn by Tina Lorenz
12) Makers – Excerpt from the Novel Makers by Cory Doctorow
13) Avoiding the Emily Gould Effect – Sex, Blogging, Narrative and Transparency by Susan Mernit / Viviane
14) What’s Love Got To Do With It? by Mela Mikes
15) Can a Robot Consent to Have Sex with You? by Annalee Newitz
16) Datamining Slash Fiction with Automatic Text Analysis by Jens Ohlig
17) The Erotic of the Machine – Arse Elektronika Panel 2008 with Violet Blue, Benjamin Cowden, Daniel Fabry, Stephane Perrin (23N!), Allan Stein / Host: Johannes Grenzfurthner
18) From Computer-Mediated Sex to Computer-Generated Sexuality – An Outlook on the Posthuman Sexual Trope by Bonni Rambatan
19) The House of Poison by Thomas S. Roche
20) Princess Peach the Porn Star – Power Dynamics in Erotic Video Games Fan Fiction by Bonnie Ruberg
21) Rapture in Space by Rudy Rucker
22) Performance, Identity, and Subversion – Sex and Gender in the Age of Social Networking by Mae Saslaw
23) Make It So (Sexy) by Nathan Shedroff / Chris Noessel
24) Radical Porn – Intercourse between Fantasy and Reality by Sharing is Sexy (DJ Lotus, Kelly Lovemonster, J Bird, Scruffy Eudora)
25) And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill’s Side by James Tiptree, Jr
16) The (Infinite) library of Porn: Storage and Access by Rose White

17) Bio Notes

  • Of Intercourse and Intracourse: Sexuality, Biomodification and the Techno-Social Sphere

From cavemen using flint stones in caves to businessmen and smart phones in downtown high-rises, our world is already way more bizarre than our ancestors could have ever imagined. Don’t you think, replicants? But it may not be bizarre enough to subvert the heterosexist matrix that is underlying our world. This book presents some pressing reasons to hack and overcome within the next century. Includes essays and projects from Arse Elektronika 2009, San Francisco.

Table of contents: 

1) Introduction
2) Designing the Future of Sex by Eleanor Saitta
3) How Singularitarians View Sex by R.U. Sirius
4) Three Scenarios for the Future of Romantic Love by Annalee Newitz
5) Probing – Sex and Logic with the Happy Dictator by Katrien Jacobs
6) Of Intercourse, Intracourse, and The One by Bonni Rambatan
7) Biometrics in the Bedroom by Kyle Machulis
8) Of Hypercrotch and Nanobot – Arse Elektronika 2009 Closing Panel with Saul Albert, Tatiana Bazzichelli, Violet Blue, Carol Queen, Eleanor Saitta, Douglas Spink, Rose White
9) FUCK #XXX by Rainer Prohaska
10) Whatever Happened to the Idyll of the King? – Narrating Desire, Repulsion and Photography Theory by Thomas Ballhausen
11) Electrical Play – A Survey by Uncle Abdul
12) Computers in the Dungeon or C/BDSM – some Thoughts on Design and Construction / A Think Piece by Uncle Abdul / Appendix A
13) Erotic Electrosymbiotic Encounters by Elle Mehrmand (Echolalia Azalee) and Micha Cardenas (Azdel Slade)
14) Science Fiction & Cross-Species Sexuality – The Un-Crossed Boundary by Douglas Bryan LeConte-Spink
15) Steampunk Vibrator by Ani Niow
16) Utopian Sex in Iain M. Banks’ “Culture” – Excerpt from Banks’ text “A Few Notes on The Culture”
17) Shakti Lila – The Creating Game of Energy by Monika Kribuss
18) The Joydick by Noah Weinstein and Randy Sarafan
19) More’s Law by Allen Stein
20) On Hacktivist Pornography and Networked Porn by Tatiana Bazzichelli
21) Polyamory + Technology = Sexual and Romantic Abundance by Kim De Vries and Pepper Mint
22) Vienna Rubber City by Robert Glashuettner
23) Fifty Years of Naked Lunch by Jack Sargeant
24) The Pussypad by Noah Weinstein and Randy Sarafan
25) GUROchan – Imageboard Perversion and the Reinvention of Bodies by Christian Heller
26) Cinema Botanica – Pornography for Plants by Jonathan keats

27) Bio Notes

  • Screw the System: Explorations of Spaces, Games and Politics Through Sexuality and Technology

A ferocious critique invoking J.G. Ballard & other dystopian thinkers. Refreshingly unselfconscious viewpoints, brainstormings, and theoretical fantasies on the topic of sex, technology and the workplace in the 21st century and beyond. Amusingly illustrated, stark graphic design. Includes essays and projects from Arse Elektronica 2010, 2011 and 2012 – all held in San Francisco.

Table of contents: 

1) Arse Elektronika 2010: Space Racy Introduction
2) What Does It Mean to Love a Machine? by Jonathan Mann
3) Blowing Your Load – The Workplace Shooting Spree as Sexual Metaphor by Phil Freeman
4) Love in the Time of Drones by Thomas Ballhausen
5) Designing Sex for Space Tourism by Samuel Coniglio and Katherine Becvar
6) Personal Portraits of Australia by Rich Gibson
7) The Six Feet Under Club: interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner by Nadja Sayej
8) Queer Technologies – Component Theory and Viral Aesthetics by Zach Blas
9) Crash on Television – Primtime Autogeddon by Jack Sargeant
1) Arse Elektronika 2011: Screw the System Introduction
2) Sex, Lies and Phthalates – Why the James Deen Dildo Isn’t as Safe as It Should Be by Lux Alptraum
3) The Importance of Being Kinky by Thomas Ballhausen
4) We Know Apocalypses by Johannes Grenzfurthner
5) Designing Desire – Meditations on Technosexuality by Gopinaath Kannabiran
6) The Golden Age of Porn Is Just Beginning by Maggie Mayhem
7) Notes from and About the Pornographic Screenplay Workshop by Gabriel Menotti
8) Re-Caste-ing Alternative Sexuality – A Class Analysis of Social Status in the BDSM Scence by maymay
9) Sexual Science, Academia, and the PSIgasm Project by Ned Mayhem
1) Arse Elektronika 2012: 4 Play introduction
2) Amorous Bodies in Play – Sexuality in Nordic Live Action Role-Playing Games by Jaakko Stenros
3) Multi-Profile, Platform Based Socio-Sexual Performance Constituted Thru Polyamorous Relationships by Megan Rosalynn Rothstein and Adam Rothstein
4) Want It From Behind While You Play Super Mario Brothers? by Anonymous in Orlando
5) Awkward Sex – Exploring the Uncanny Valley by Pietro Righi Riva
6) Proverted Pleasures – Orgasm and Gameplay by Heather Kelley
7) Sex, Violence and the In-Between – Bikini Beach Zombie Massacre by Lindsay D. Grace
8) The Game 2.0 – Games as Sexual Selection Criteria by Maggie Mayhem and Ned Mayhem
9) Acceptance Speech for Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2012: 4Play by Anna Anthropy
10) Fucking Polygons, Fucking Pixels – On Procedural Representations of Sex by Paolo Pedercini
11) Mirror Emotions and Sex Games by Marco Matocchi, Margherita ZPillan, Marko Radeta, Pietro Right Riva
12) The Hammer – A Muscle-Controlled, Light-Up Dildo by Kristen Stubbs
13) Bio Notes

The package also includes 2 autographed photo prints of the first Arse Elektronika event in 2007, taken by photographer V. Vale.

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