[hackerspaces] monochrom #26-34: Ye Olde Self-Referentiality @ Noisebridge SFO

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Mon Apr 19 18:55:29 CEST 2010

== monochrom #26-34: Ye Olde Self-Referentiality ==
== Release reading/party at Noisebridge ==
== Featuring Special Guest STARPAUSE SOUND SYSTEM 
and HARBOUR & MUSHEN / V. Vale / SFSlim / David 
Fine / Jonathan Mann / Aestetix ==
== April 21, 2010, 8 PM ==

The phatzine monochrom #26-34 (Goat of 1k Young) 
is an impossibility in an impossible universe -- 
an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe 
work, pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
500 pages (60 ounces) of outrageous printed 
bestiality. And we plan to thoughtfully present it at Noisebridge.

Details here: http://www.monochrom.at/mono/monochrom26-34/
And here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112612505433801&ref=ts

== WTF is monochrom print? ==

monochrom is a magazine object appearing in 
telephone book format, which is published by the 
art/tech group of the same name. monochrom came 
into being in the mid-1990s as a fanzine for 
cyberculture, science, theory, cultural studies 
and the archaeology of pop culture in everyday 
life. Its collage format is reminiscent both of 
the early DIY fanzines of the punk and new wave 
underground and of the artist books of figures 
such as Dieter Roth, Martin Kippenberger and 
others. With a great deal of forced 
discontinuity, a cohesive potpourri of digital 
and analog subversion is pressed between the 
covers of monochrom. Each issue is an unnostalgic 
amalgam of 125 years of Western counterculture 
cocked, aimed and ready to fire at the present. 
It is a Sears catalog of subjective and objective 
irreconcilability ­ the Godzilla version of the conventional coffee table book.

== monochrom #26-34 / Content ==
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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