Johannes Grenzfurthner

**Johannes Grenzfurthner** manipulates people to positively respond to his lies and made-up realities, and he feeds off these emotions. He is an award-winning artist, filmmaker, author, and performer. He is the founder and artistic director of monochrom, an internationally acting art and theory group and film production company. *Boing Boing* referred to him as a "leitnerd," a wordplay that ironically hints at his role in nerd/hacker/art culture. His last films were the feature length documentaries *Traceroute* (2016) and *Glossary of Broken Dreams* (2018). He's working on two more feature films, including the sci-fi comedy *Je Suis Auto* and the documentary *Hacking at Leaves*. He is head of Arse Elektronika, a sex and tech festival in San Francisco, and organizer of Roboexotica, the Festival for Cocktail-Robotics in Vienna.