1 jan 2004

The Krokers

Arthur and Marilouise

Arthur and Marilouise Kroker are the hipsters of Canadian media theory.

The media love them because their presentational style is urbane and sexy, their ideas steeped in savoir faire, cyberpunk, and pomo lit crit. The Krokers have a great deal of writing on the Web: while some of it is promotion for their publications under the imprint of New World Perspectives, there are substantial selections of published books (Texts), interviews and articles about them, and essays collected in the online journal CTheory.

Arthur Kroker has written several theoretical works in the realm of Culture and Technologie, among which
"The Postmodern Scene: Excremental Culture and Hyper-Aesthetics", "The Possessed Individual: Technology and the French Postmodern" and "Spasm: Virtual Reality, Android Music and Electric Flash" .
He teaches at Concordia University in Montreal. His work has been the subject of theme nights on TV both in Europe and North America. A BBC topic once dubbed him a ‘Prophet in the Era of Postmodernism’.

Marilouise Kroker is publisher of Culture Texts.
She and Arthur are the editors for the electronic journal CTheory. In the past five years she has published an internationally acclaimed feminist trilogy on the theme Technology and Body: “Body Invaders, ‘The Hysterical Male and ‘The Last Sex’.

She gives readings and lectures on the topic of New Technology and Body in Canada, the US and Europe.

She is also co-author of ‘The Panic Encyclocpedia’