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A 300 page, full color book and DVD containing art, writing, and film that envisions non-humanoid extraterrestrial sexualities.

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:

Peggy Ahwesh
Scott Andrew
Adam Atkinson
Matt Barton
Patricia Bellan-Gillen
Neil Bender
Anselm Berrigan
Kim Brickley
Morgan Cahn
Byron Alexander Campbell
Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand
Cynthia Chris
Ross Christy
Sonja Crafts
Matthew R. Day
Nick DeFord
Barry Doupe
James Duesing
Emilia Edwards
Amisha Gadani
Amy Gerstler
Kate Gilbert and Jenn Kolmel
Sally Hayden Gilmore
Thomson Guster
Andrew Hadle
Hilary Harp
Hooliganship
David Horvitz
Mark Hosford
Jesse Hulcher
Mark Brown Hunter
Ian Ingram
Jen Inman and Tom McConnell
Amy Johnson
Juliacks
Christopher Kardambikis
Christine Kelly
Krisztina Lazar
Bum Lee
Elin Lennox
Denise Li
Michael Mallis and Michael McParlane
Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns
Rachel Mayeri
Luke Meeken
Shana Moulton
Julie Murray
Ryan Murray
Andrew Negrey
Michael Pisano
Carol Prusa
Vanessa Roveto
Alyce Santoro
Will Schlough
Thomas Scioli
Larry Shea
Suzie Silver
Lizzee Solomon
Ed Steck
Joshua Thorson and Mike Harringer
Barbara Weissberger
Sara Wintz
Erin Womack
Suzanne Wright
Zac Zetterburg

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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    An official Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality membership card (with your name and authenticating signature), a button featuring our logo, and your name listed on our website as "Junior Scientist" in the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality.

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    All of the above + an American made cotton T-shirt featuring the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality Logo.

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    A copy of the "Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities" Book/DVD. Your name will be listed in the book as a “Field Researcher" with the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality.

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    A copy of the "Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities" Book/DVD signed by the creators and several artists, writers, and filmmakers. Your name will be listed in the book as a “Field Researcher" with the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality.

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    A set of Five 12 inch x12 inch archival prints of artwork from the book + a copy of the "Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities" Book/DVD signed by the creators and several artists, writers, and filmmakers. Your name will be listed in the book as a “Field Researcher" with the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality.

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    A set of Eight 12 inch x12 inch archival prints of artwork from the book + a copy of the "Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities" Book/DVD signed by the creators and several artists, writers, and filmmakers. Your name will be listed in the book as a “Field Researcher" with the Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality.

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