Monday, July 30, 2007

Arse Elektronika 2007

There are these dudes, from Vienna, who call them selves Monochrom. Only way I could describe them is like this kind of think tank of high IQ characters in Vienna who take things like popular culture as seriously as they take the study of splitting the atom. Wikipedia describes them as such:

Monochrom is an international art-technology-philosophy group founded in 1993. Its offices are located at Museumsquartier/Vienna.

The group's members are: Johannes Grenzfurthner, Evelyn Fürlinger, Harald List, Anika Kronberger, Franz Ablinger, Frank Apunkt Schneider, Daniel Fabry, Günther Friesinger. In November 2005 Roland Gratzer joined as PR content manager, and in December 2006 Jacob Appelbaum became official Monochrom ambassador.
Monochrom is known for its
left-wing political work/civil society work.

So Monochrom is putting on this big blowout meeting of the minds in October called "Arse Elektronika" on October 5th-7th, and have invited me to give a presentation. Get your tickets now! My presentation is called "How Small Time Inventors Have Changed America" and will have lots of visuals and tales from the Sex Machine front lines. Below is a group photo of Monochrom, please note the gingham table cloth. See their home page HERE. Read about Arse Elektronika HERE.


(himself) said...

If you don't change the world do they get their money back for your plane ticket? We have a group like this in my neighborhood--it's called a cofffeeshop. Looks like there's steady work in the self-importance game.

Timothy Archibald said...

So...himself. Thanks for following the blog and contributing...but why must you hate? These folks are not flying me out to Vienna, the shindig is happening here in SF, so please come and see what is up. I'll get you in for that cool? Might not change the world but it may change someone's world, or just be fun.

And of course, there is always steady work in the self importance game. PR makes the world go 'round!