You say you want a revolution? If your world-view is left of center, you challenge cultural cognoscenti and the establishment at every turn and really wonder who the "they" is in "that's what they say," then turn on, tune in and drop out to the now-legendary Disinfo.Con.
Dubbed by The New York Times as "Cyberpalooza", Disinfo.Con was a revolutionary 21st-century gathering of the greatest countercultural minds in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom in the Year 2000. Now, The Disinformation Company proudly offers viewing audiences of all walks the opportunity to experience this singular, once-in-a-lifetime event from the comforts of home with DISINFO.CON.
"Weird and fun, anything goes when it's CYBERPALOOZA." - The New York Times
This expo contains almost 4 hours from The Disinformation Company's massive counterculture event in New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Highlights from the now legendary Disinfo.Con event include appearances by Robert Anton Wilson, Marilyn Manson, Joe Coleman, Kenneth Anger, Grant Morrison and many more.
New York hadn't seen anything like this since the Nova Convention in 1978 which saw Frank Zappa, Patti Smith and others anoint William Burroughs as king of the counterculture. A quarter century later Disinformation's keynote speakers Richard Metzger and Doug Rushkoff ushered in a dizzying, day-long array of performances ranging from sword-swallowing to sanskrit chanting, interspersed with lectures and conversations with counterculture luminaries like industrial music progenitor Genesis P-Orridge, Mondo 2000 founder R.U. Sirius, theorists, performance artists and others from the extremes of popular culture.
Unlike the Nova Convention, Disinfo.Con was recorded with three cameras. Nothing beats actually experiencing an event like this in the flesh but this DVD comes pretty close to capturing the spirit of the counterculture as we lurch into the 21st century.