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Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities
A nearly 300 page, full color book and DVD containing art, writing, and film that envisions the sexualities of beings that may some day be encountered - if not in outer space than at least in our dreams! A joint publication by Encyclopedia Destructica and the The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality, this project will publish the work of 69 artists, writers and filmmakers who have created an amazing range of expressions that expand our conception of the possibilities of alien life forms and the nature of sexual desire. Strange Attractors straddles the line between a speculative scientific exploration and a work of artistic imagination and creativity.
While science fiction literature and film have often touched on alien sexuality, these encounters are almost always represented as between a human and a humanoid alien. Gender is almost always portrayed as binary even when it is homosexual. Sexual encounters consist primarily of engagements between two beings. Inspired by Kepler’s (kepler.nasa.gov) voyage into deep space on a quest for earth-like planets, this project has gone beyond male and female, beyond queer, beyond any notion of gender, beyond the anthropomorphic to erotic possibilities as vastly varied as the universe itself. Discover what kinds of sentient beings, what types of sexualities, how many erogenous zones and types of erotic pleasure might exist out there in the universe!
We need your help to make this dream a reality! By supporting Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities not only will you receive unique rewards, such as an amazing book/DVD like no other before it, but you will be supporting independent publishing and the distribution of imaginative and experimental, visual art, writing and film. Thanks so much for you interest!
Page Spread of Carol Prusa's artwork
Page Spread of Barbara Weissberger's artwork
Page Spread of Thomas Scioli's artwork
Page Spread of Morgan Cahn's artwork
Page Spread of Mark Brown Hunter's artwork
Artists, Writers and Filmmakers in Strange Attractors:
Byron Alexander Campbell
Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand
Matthew R. Day
Kate Gilbert and Jenn Kolmel
Sally Hayden Gilmore
Mark Brown Hunter
Jen Inman and Tom McConnell
Michael Mallis and Michael McParlane
Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns
Joshua Thorson and Mike Harringer
Video Still from Love Puddles by Michael Mallis and Mikey McParlane
Video Still from Sing Siren Song by Amy Johnson
Video Still from videoscience 7 by Luke Meeken and Andrew Negrey
Video Still from YSBRYD by Julie Murray
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