[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

Hello everyone!

Will be giving a lecture at DENHAC, the Denver Hackerspace on 
Saturday, August 24 (4 PM) as part of their open afternoon.
Join me!

Context Hacking
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 
Linz, Austria.
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 
"Sierra Zulu."
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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