special issue on the art and politics of netporn


Marjan van Mourik: In cooperation with the Institute of Network Cultures, ( has produced a special issue on the art and politics of netporn. Although a growing number of theoretical and historical porn studies have appeared over the last decades, few have focused on the analysis of netporn as complex networks and its embedment within digital media environments. By publishing five new articles based on original research online and freely accessible to all, we hope to contribute to a climate of critical research surrounding the topic of netporn.

The five new articles are: - Nishant Shah, "Playblog: Pornography, Performance, and Cyberspace"
- Manuel Bonik and Andreas Schaale, "The Naked Truth: Internet-Eroticism
and The Search"
- Bert de Muynck, "The Art of Adult Architecture or the Politics of
Pornographic Planning"
- Tim Noonan, "Netporn and the Politics of Disability: A Catalyst for
Access, Inclusion and Acceptance"
- Mireille Miller-Young, "'Because I'm Sexy and Smart!': Black Web
Mistresses Hack Cyberporn"

Publication data: "Special Issue: The Art and Politics of Netporn", ed. by Bas van Heur,, issue 20 (2005).
Stable URL:

This publication coincides with the INC's conference on netporn in Amsterdam currently in session.

Originally posted on Raw by Marjan van Mourik