[artinfo] C'Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader

Matteo Pasquinelli matml at gmx.it
Mon Jun 25 16:11:30 CEST 2007

Edited by Katrien Jacobs, Marije Janssen, Matteo Pasquinelli

Editorial Assistance: Geert Lovink, Sabine Niederer
Copy Editing: Wietske Maas - Design: Kernow Craig
Publisher: Institute of Network Cultures
Supported by: Paradiso, Amsterdam
ISBN: 978-90-78146-03-2

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C'Lick Me: A Netporn Studies Reader is an anthology that collects the 
best materials of two years debate: from The Art and Politics of 
Netporn conference held in 2005 in Amsterdam to the 2007 C'Lick Me 
festival in Paradiso, Amsterdam. C'Lick Me opens the field of 
'Internet pornology'. Based on non-conventional approaches, mixing 
academics, artists and activists, the C'Lick Me Reader reclaims a 
critical post-enthusiastic, post-censorship perspective on netporn, a 
dark field that has been dominated thus far by dodgy commerce and 
filtering. The C'Lick Me reader covers the rise of the netporn 
society from Usenet underground to the blogosphere, analyses economic 
data and search engines traffic, compares sex work with the work of 
fantasy, disability and accessibility. The C'Lick Me reader also 
expands the no tion of digital desire, and smashes the predicatable 
boundaries of porn debates, depicting a broader libidinal spectrum 
from fetish subcultures to digital alienation, from code pornography 
to war pornography. The reader concludes by re-contextualising the 
queer discourse into a post-porn scenario.

Contributions by: Adam Arvidsson, Franco 'Bifo' Berardi, Manuel 
Bonik, Mikita Brottman, Florian Cramer, Samantha Culp, Barbara 
DeGenevieve, Mark Dery, Michael Goddard, Stewart Home, Katrien 
Jacobs, Marije Janssen, Julie Levin Russo, Regina Lynn, Sergio 
Messina, Mireille Miller-Young, Tim Noonan, Francesco Macarone 
Palmieri aka Warbear, Matteo Pasquinelli, Audacia Ray, Andreas 
Schaale, Nishant Shah, Tim Stuettgen, Matthew Zook.



Regina Lynn
Sex Drive: Where Sex and Tech Come Together

Mark Dery
Naked Lunch: Talking Realcore with Sergio Messina

Nishant Shah
PlayBlog: Pornography, Performance and Cyberspace

Audacia Ray
Sex on the Open Market: Sex Workers Harness the Power of the Internet

Adam Arvidsson
Netporn: the Work of Fantasy in the Information Society

Manuel Bonik and Andreas Schaale
The Naked Truth: Internet Eroticism and the Search

Tim Noonan
Netporn, Sexuality and the Politics of Disability:
A Catalyst for Access, Inclusion and Acceptance?

Matthew Zook
Report on the Location of the Internet Adult Industry


Mark Dery
Paradise Lust: Pornotopia Meets the Culture Wars

Matteo Pasquinelli
Warporn! Warpunk: Autonomous Videopoiesis in Wartime

Florian Cramer and Stewart Home
Pornographic Coding

Florian Cramer
Sodom Blogging: Alternative Porn and Aesthetic Sensibility

Mikita Brottman
Nightmares in Cyberspace: Urban Legends, Moral Panics and the Dark
Side of the Net

Michael Goddard
BBW: Techno-archaism, Excessive Corporeality and Network Sexuality

Franco 'Bifo' Berardi
The Obsession of the (Vanishing) Body


Mireille Miller-young
Sexy and Smart: Black Women and the Politics of Self-Authorship in

Katrien Jacobs
Porn Arousal and Gender Morphing in the Twilight Zone

Barbara DeGenevieve
Ssspread.com: The Hot Bods of Queer Porn

Julie Levin Russo
'The Real Thing': Reframing Queer Pornography for Virtual Spaces

Samantha Culp
First Porn Son: Asian-man.com and the Golden Porn Revolution

Francesco Macarone Palmieri aka Warbear
21st Century Schizoid Bear: Masculine transitions Through Net

Tim Stuttgen
Ten Fragments on a Cartography of Post-Pornographic Politics


This publication is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution  
Non Commercial Non Derivative Works 2.5 Netherlands License. No 
article in this reader may be reproduced in any form by any  
electronic or mechanical means without permission in writing from the author.

We would like to thank all the participants of the conferences 'Art 
and Politics of Netporn' (2005) and 'C'Lick Me' (2007). A special 
thanks to our director, Emilie Randoe, School of Interactive Media, 
Amsterdam Polytechnic, for supporting our netporn research programme; 
to Pierre Ballings and Maarten van Boven, Paradiso, Amsterdam, for 
hosting the C'Lick Me event and supporting the production of the 
reader. Thanks to all the authors of the book for collaborating with 
us over the years, as well as to all the photographers and 
image-producers on the web whose works have been cited in the 
different articles.


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