[hackerspaces] Arse Elektronika 2010: SPACE RACY / Schedule online

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Thu Aug 19 16:06:05 CEST 2010

it's time again...
in cooperation with san francisco's hackerspace noisebridge...

Arse Elektronika 2010: SPACE RACY
Conference, machines, workshops and performances

September 30 thru October 3, 2010
San Francisco, USA

Love hotels. Swinger club design. Phallic 
architecture. The gentrification of Times Square, 
kicking out all the peep shows, and similar 
anti-sex gentrifications and battles. Kids making 
out in the back seats of cars, and people fucking 
in parks. Housing for unconventional family 
units. Augmented reality sex spaces. Furniture 
for sex. Room design. Creating new environments. 
Gendered spaces, and gender in the creation of 
space. Architecture by women, and the potential 
for the construction of a feminist architecture. 
Actively gender-segregated spaces, as both 
empowering and oppressing. Queer-segregated 
spaces, similarly. The acts of human intimacy, 
sexual intercourse, and procreation in 
weightlessness and the extreme environments of 
space. Erotic space tourism. The visibility of 
sex, genders, and relationship structures in 
various spaces. Spaces of sexual control and 
permissiveness. Sexual subcultures as spaces of 
social division. Spatial enforcement of 
relationship structures and gendered power 
structures. Geotagging as an expression for 
kinks. The sexual reading of architecture, 
especially around historical and modern styles 
and concerning ornament and detail. The 
eroticization of buildings -- architecture for 
whorehouses, the Las Vegas strip, people who want 
to sleep with buildings. What makes design "sexy" 
and the construction of "sexy" as an 
architectural category as a comment on late 
heteronormativity. The terabyte gloryhole. The 
space in which the male gaze occurs and the space it defines.

Heterosexism, misogyny, and heterocentrism 
reinforce the dominant cultural structure and 
contribute to the oppression of large sectors of 
society. Sexuality, sex, gender, and related 
constructs are heavily implicated in and 
reproduce space, and are also constrained and 
restricted by it and by heterosexism. Let's explore this space of interactions.

With talks, workshops and performances by:
Annalee Newitz, Charlie Anders, Jason Brown, 
Heather Kelley, Zach Blas, Christophe, Eleanor 
Saitta, Samuel Coniglio, Mae Saslaw, Ben Dagan, 
Carol Queen, Adam Flynn, Philip Freeman, Katrien 
Jacobs, Svenja Schroeder, Micha Cárdenas, Elle Mehrmand and many more...



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