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Eddie Codel ...
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Jenny Marx ...
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Johannes Riha ...
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Ingo Helleport ...
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Harald Homolka-List ...
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Johannes Feder ...
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Rhys Jenkins ...
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Franz Ablinger ...
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Kathy Acker ...
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Blixa Bargeld ...
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V. Vale ...
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Adam W. Flynn ...
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Maggie Mayhem ...
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Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism. Written by monochrom

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Trivia

The narrator in Traceroute's trailer is actor Jeff Ricketts, one of Johannes Grenzfurthner's long-term collaborators. See more »

Quotes

Host: Vegas is gorgeous hyperreality, but most of the stuff people like here is not my cup of tea. I don't gamble, and I don't like Penn & Teller. I'd rather be locked into a basement full of Philip Glass recordings.
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Crazy Credits

Credits list crew's "drugs of choice" (Ms. Marx: Nicotine - Mr. Codel: Caffeine - Mr. Grenzfurthner: Polydichloric Euthimal) See more »

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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »

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Very entertaining analysis of nerd culture
25 September 2016 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

Traceroute is squeezing a lot of (cult) content and philosophy into an engaging film format -- and it is amazing to see how professional and effective the rhythm of visually embedding the (no)storyline unfolds. Achieving this is a real feat, considering that the film is a dense, essayistic road movie without a real "plot" besides driving from A to B. Traceroute works because it is lead by a charismatic (and self-ironic) character, chasing and questioning his own dreams and desires -- and who tries to analyze the state of our civilization. Traceroute doesn't follow the classic structure of a documentary, but succeeds to present a well-crafted pastiche of the past and future of nerd culture. Recommended.


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