PIXELPORNO 0.2 — another short journey through computer*sex*games & science & art: Lecture & Talk I

Fri, Jan­u­ary 30 2015, 19:00 /// 
quitch, Untere Donaulände 10, Linz ///

Lec­ture & Talk I: 
Dig­i­tal pornog­ra­phy: visu­al pol­i­tics and affec­tive materiality /// 
Doris All­hut­ter (Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy Assess­ment at the Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sciences) ///

At 18:00 a read­ing cir­cle will take place in prepa­ra­tion for the lec­ture & talk.

Saman­tha Fox Strip Pok­er, Leisure Suit Lar­ry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards, Sex Games, BMX XXX, GTA Hot Cof­fee Mod, Tomb Raider Nude Patch­es, Bone Craft. For quite some time qujOchÖ works in a reflex­ive man­ner on the issue of erot­ic, sex­u­al and porno­graph­ic rep­re­sen­ta­tions in com­put­er games. In Octo­ber 2013 a low bud­get exhi­bi­tion enti­tled “PIXELPORNO 0.1 — a short jour­ney through the his­to­ry of computer*sex*games” was launched in this con­text in the for­mer doll muse­um in Linz. It offered a short jour­ney through the his­to­ry of such com­put­er games between 1980 and 2013, sup­ple­ment­ed by media and gen­der the­o­ret­i­cal set pieces.

Now the next devel­op­ment stage is launched: PIXELPORNO 0.2 deals with an more intense exam­i­na­tion on the inter­faces between sci­ence and art. Apart from read­ing cir­cles and lec­tures an exhi­bi­tion with works by inter­na­tion­al artists which have addressed that top­ic will there­fore be opened on March, 27th 2015.

In a first lec­ture Doris All­hut­ter will talk on visu­al pol­i­tics and affec­tive mate­ri­al­i­ty. She is work­ing at the Insti­tute of Tech­nol­o­gy Assess­ment at the Aus­tri­an Acad­e­my of Sci­ences and author of the book Dis­pos­i­tive dig­i­taler Pornografie, Cam­pus Ver­lag, Frankfurt/New York 2009.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)