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

Fri, Febru­a­ry 27 2015, 19:00 /// 
quitch, Unte­re Donau­län­de 10, Linz ///

Lec­tu­re & Talk II
Sexua­li­zed Tro­pes: vir­tu­al dis­crepan­ci­es of boo­bies /// 
Rebec­ca Huse­mann (herzteile.org) ///

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 second lec­tu­re Rebec­ca Huse­mann will talk on vir­tu­al dis­crepan­ci­es of boo­bies. The fixa­ti­on on boo­bies and an exa­g­ge­ra­ted ero­tic rep­re­sen­ta­ti­on is often an indi­ca­ti­on for objec­tifi­ca­ti­on in video games – the­re­fo­re it is a plea­su­re for many desi­gners which trig­gers remor­se. Why do even game desi­gners which are awa­re of over­se­xua­li­za­ti­on refer to this sty­listic means?

Rebec­ca Huse­mann is stu­dy­ing com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and indus­tri­al design with focus on game design at the Braun­schweig Uni­ver­si­ty of Art (HBK) and is a regu­lar aut­hor for the game blog “herz­tei­le”.

(Pho­tos: qujOchÖ)