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Mon Mar 12 16:50:53 PDT 2012


Damn, here's the info for the last issue of Monochrom (2010) from
http://www.monochrom.at/mono/monochrom26-34/
However, note that at the rate they charge ($24.00USD for 500 pages) we're
selling ZiP cheap: by that rate a 60-page copy of ZiP would cost $12.50USD

monochrom #26-34
Ye Olde Self-Referentiality
500 pages, 1.9 kilograms
18 euros / 24 us-dollars
ISBN (Europe) 978-3-9502372-6-9
Order via: monochrom / Abebooks (US) / Alibris (UK/US) / Amazon (DE)

Hard to believe, but monochrom #26-34 is out!

Release tour:

March 11, 2010 @ MUSA in Vienna
April 2, 2010 @ Videotage in Hong Kong
April 16, 2010 @ Machine Project in Los Angeles
April 21, 2010 @ Noisebridge in San Francisco
April 27, 2010 @ The Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City
May 29, 2010 @ The Model in Sligo/Ireland
June 7, 2010 @ Forum Stadtpark in Graz
July 3, 2010 @ Department of Volxvergnuegen in Munich
July 10, 2010 @ Petit Café Campus (as part of REcon) in Montréal
October 23, 2010 @ Sonica 2010 in Ljubljana
November 13, 2010 @ HBC in Berlin
December 16, 2010 @ Urban ReThink in Orlando, Florida



WTF is monochrom print?

monochrom is a magazine object appearing in telephone book format, which
is published by the art/tech group of the same name. monochrom came into
being in the mid-1990s as a fanzine for cyberculture, science, theory,
cultural studies and the archaeology of pop culture in everyday life. Its
collage format is reminiscent both of the early DIY fanzines of the punk
and new wave underground and of the artist books of figures such as Dieter
Roth, Martin Kippenberger and others. With a great deal of forced
discontinuity, a cohesive potpourri of digital and analog subversion is
pressed between the covers of monochrom. Each issue is an unnostalgic
amalgam of 125 years of Western counterculture cocked, aimed and ready to
fire at the present. It is a Sears catalog of subjective and objective
irreconcilability -- the Godzilla version of the conventional coffee table
book.

monochrom #26-34 Content

Screws and astronauts. Roundworms and Columbia. Cannibalism at sea.
Conlanging 101. The basic mechanisms of New Economy and Neoliberalism. The
sketchy world of Elffriede. The status of martial law. RFID. Henry the
Halibut. Rieseberg and the emergence of work. Dracula (a poem).
Historicity, temporality, and politics in the cinema aesthetics of
Deleuze, Rancière and Kracauer. Or-Om’s call to the children. The problem
with social robots. An (anti)history of Rave. The life of a Swiss banker
and fascist anti-imperialist. Considerations by Martin Auer. The Stepford
wives and stereotypes of putative perfection. Noise and talk. A little
potpourri about amok runners, mass homicide and 80s pop songs. Scratching
means life. Mae Saslaw’s 10005. Kiki and Bubu and Orwell’s 1984.
Cybernetics and whatever happened to it. The integrating of the Fringe.
Witchcraft and lesbianism. The weirdness (and PR) of the wonders of Oz.
Rachel Lovinger’s personal journey towards datameaningfulness. Revolution,
ads and revolt. A pilot study on the philosophy of life of schizophrenics.
Pro Asylum. Bird Ball. Medicine in the Dark Ages (humor, leeches, charms
and prayers). Reflections about Ivan Grubanov and Paul Chan. Communism,
anti-German criticism and Israel. Surprise findings. Hot, hard cocks and
tight, tight unlubricated assholes. Dubbing (Casablanca and forged
movies). The treatment of media in H. P. Lovecraft’s cosmic horror. The
relationship of books and films explained via Capricorn One. Stories about
our friends (e.g. whales). The history of Pinball machines. Italy and the
incubation of fascism. Consider Phlebas and The Waste Land. The implicit
ideology of media activism and its current opportunities. Urban Pilgrims
touring Vienna. Ronald McDonald slapping a guy in the face. Text
adventures. The Shining (Jack of all Trades, Master of None).
Reappropriating architecture and playing with the built city. Recoding
LOLcats. Sitcom as Endgame, Tatort out of the Volksempfänger (an attempt
to understand the culture industry). Gender, race and film comedy. Neon
Bible and its hidden agenda. The SNAFU principle and how hierarchies
inhibit communication. The power of disposition over (global) space as a
new dimension of class structuration. Lustgas. Stammlager 217 and Israel’s
popular culture of the 1960s. Supertheory(TM). Adopt a highway. X-Wing
penetration, dominatrix fathers and phallic light sabers. Europanto. The
Unicorn and the Maiden. Leben macht Spass. How to build a magnificent
Boom-Boom. Lots of reviews of deities, personalities, questions, states of
mind, culture (as opposed to nature), nature (which cannot be divided from
culture), words, social practise, future(s), technological artefacts,
experiences, things on a keyboard, and matter. The short story of
Pocahontas and Avatar. Walled World. Hacking the Spaces. Sally Grizzell
Larson’s No. 29. The tyranny of structurelessness. Jack Kirby’s top 20
creations. The need of Change (keep your coins). Fehler and Fairchild
Semiconductor. Richka’s Answering Space and the question about Home. Worm.
Future 42.0. Doctorow’s row-boat. Bare life innovation. A mnemonic of
longing. Etiology of Romero-Fulci Disease (and the case for prions).
Campaign for the abolition of personal pronouns. Yahooking. A
social-centric, canine-inspired perspective on the placebo effect.
Helpless machines and true loving caregivers. Information doesn’t work
(that’s why we need information workers). The myth of Xanadu
(reconsidered). John Wilcock and the Manhattan Memories. The Cult of Done.
Looking at Gene Wilder. Sweet Home Alabama (and why diamonds are a girls
worst nightmare). Pretesting the idea of apparative hermeneutics.
Ignorantism. Artistic fears in the age of religious fundamentalism.
Smoking against America. The Things of Eternity. After warfare in
Yugoslavia (or: moral order of recognition). Existential game-show
experiments. The epic of Gilgamesh. Mozart as public relations hype. Las
Vegas and its casino traditions. Sikhs. Pornographic coding. Invader and
public tiles. Splasher, street art and the Situationist International.
MakerBot. Long live the porn flesh. The three rules of sidewalk junk
giveaways. Melcus and his maps. Mister plomlompom’s embracing of
post-privacy. Catty (the baseball player). John Duncan (in: Blind Date).
Michayluk’s crush of worship of the copy. The Telecommunications History
Group. monochrom’s initiative for the accomplishment of Total Population.
The medieval agricultural year. Office Art. A cartoon that makes
neoliberals laugh. A rough guide to number stations. The digital age and
ubermorgen.com. Mobile phones and “for whom the SAR tolls”. A call for
more science... and giant dinosaurs who bite each others head off.




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