Roboexotica, an annual “Festival for Cocktail Robots”, takes place December 5th through 10th in Vienna’s Museumsquartier. Roboexotica is produced by SHIFZ, monochrom and Bureau of Philosophy. Here is this year’s full program and photo gallery from previous Roboexoticas.
Until recently, no attempts had been made to publicly discuss the role of cocktail robotics as an index for the integration of technological innovations into the human Lebenswelt, or to document the increasing occurrence of radical hedonism in man-machine communication. Roboexotica is an attempt to fill this vacuum. It is the first and, inevitably, the leading festival concerned with cocktail robotics world-wide. A micro mechanical change of paradigm in the age of borderless capital. Alan Turing would doubtless test this out.
A bunch of artists and technology geeks from San Francisco will be traveling to Vienna for Roboexotica including Jacob Appelbaum (who is doing an artist residency with monochrom), Kal Spelletich, David Calkins, Simone Davalos, Eddie Codel, V. Vale, Violet Blue and Jonathan Moore.
Check out the Geek Entertainment TV interview with Johannes Grenzfurthner where he talks about monochrom and Roboexotica.