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Thirty trenchant essays probe the dominant paradigms ruling both the work and play industries in America, illuminating how both mirror each other in their sex, violence and power depictions. We may be familiar with the shadow industry of sex tourism, but have we thought about designing sex for Space Tourism? How about x-rated interactive video games that go far beyond the most violent pornography found on the Internet? Now that we're in the Age of Drones, have we considered how our conceptualization of "love" may have been forever modified? Have we noticed that our concepts of "The Apocalypse" may now be obsolete? Why is there increasing workplace shooting-spree violence, now perpetrated by women as well as men? Disturbingly, we barely seem to have noticed that we've entered the realm of techno-sexuality where old-fashioned Biblical morals are as obsolete as button-shoes. How have the criteria for sexual selection been transformed by ever-innovative technological leapfrogging in our immersive, 24/7 communication enslavement? This book is bursting with troubling questions and ideas, verbalizing what many already feel but are inarticulate to express, and is a wake-up call to all who are not yet fully anesthetized by the new surveillance state status quo.
Johannes Grenzfurthner, Gunther Friesinger, and Daniel Fabry are members of monochrom, an art-technology-philosophy collective having its seat in Vienna and Zeta Draconis. monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work, pop attitude, subcultural science, context hacking and political activism. monochrom has existed in this (and almost every other) form since 1993.
Table of Contents
Space Racy by Johannes Grenzfurthner What Does It Mean to Love a Machine? by Jonathan Mann Blowing Your LoadThe Workplace Shooting Spree as Sexual Metaphor by Phil Freeman Love in the Time of Drones by Thomas Ballhausen Designing Sex for Space Tourism by Samuel Coniglio and Katherine Becvar Personal Portraits of Australia by Rich Gibson The Six Feet Under Club: Interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner by Nadja Sayej Queer TechnologiesComponent Theory and Viral Aesthetics by Zach Blas Crash on TelevisionPrimetime Autogeddon by Jack Sargeant Screw the System by Arse Elektronika 2011 Sex, Lies, and PhthalatesWhy the James Deen Dildo Isn't as Safe as it Should Be by Lux Alptraum The Importance of Being Kinky by Thomas Ballhausen We Know Apocalypses by Johannes Grenzfurthner Designing DesireMeditations on Technosexuality by Gopinaath Kannabiran The Golden Age of Porn Is Just Beginning by Maggie Mayhem Notes from and about the Pornographic Screenplay Workshop by Gabriel Menotti Re-Caste-ing Alternative SexualityA Class Analysis of Social Sttus i the BDSM Scene by maymay Sexual Science, Academia, and the PSIgasm Project by Ned Mayhem 4 Play by Arse Elektronika 2012 Amorous Bodies in PlaySexuality in Nordic Live Action Role-Playing Games by Jaakko Stenros Multi-P)rofile, Platform-Based Socio-Sexual Performance Constituted thru Polyamorous Relationships by Megan Rosalynn Rothstein and Adam Rothstein Want It From Behind While You Play Super Mario Brothers? by Anonymous in Orlando Awkward SexExploring the Uncanny Valley by Pietro Righi Riva Proverted PleasuresOrgasm and Gameplay by Heather Kelley Sex, Violence and the In-BetweenBikini Beach Zombie Massacres by Lindsay D. Grace The Game 2.0Games as Sexual Selection Criteria by Maggie Mayhem and Ned Mayhem Acceptance Speech for Prixxx Arse Elektronika 2012: 4 Play by Anna Anthropy Fucking Polygons, Fucking PixelsOn Procedural Representations of Sex by Paolo Pedercini And much more, too many to list here!