[hackerspaces] monochrom in Denver / Context Hacking @ denhac
j. grenzfurthner/monochrom (das ende der nahrungskette)
jg at monochrom.at
Thu Aug 22 18:42:12 CEST 2013
Will be giving a lecture at DENHAC, the Denver Hackerspace on
Saturday, August 24 (4 PM) as part of their open afternoon.
A lecture performance by Johannes Grenzfurthner (monochrom)
The term "context hacking" -- like its older mimetic sibling
"communication guerrilla" -- refers to unconventional forms of
communication and/or intervention in more conventional processes of
communication. Context hacking is a specific style of political
action drawing from a watchful view of the paradoxes and absurdities
of power, turning these into the starting point for interventions by
playing with representations and identities, with alienation and
Johannes will present some projects by monochrom, a worldwide
operating collective from Vienna dealing with technology, art, and
philosophy that was founded in 1993.
monochrom is an unpeculiar mixture of proto-aesthetic fringe work,
pop attitude, subcultural science and political activism.
Johannes is an artist, writer, curator and director. He is the
founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally-acting
art and theory group.
He holds a professorship for art theory and art practice at the
University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria, and is a lecturer on
culture jamming at the University of Arts and Industrial Design in
He is head of the "Arse Elektronika" sex tech festival in San
Francisco, host of "Roboexotica" (Festival for Cocktail-Robotics,
Vienna and San Francisco), and is working on his first feature film
He gave talks at SXSWi, O'Reilly ETech, FooCamp, Maker Faire, HOPE,
Chaos Communication Congress, Google (Tech Talks), ROFLCon, Ars
Electronica, Transmediale, Influencers, Mozilla Drumbeat Barcelona or
the Neoteny Camp Singapore.
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