List of conference speakers

Mikita Brottman, Mark Dery and Susanna Paasonen were the three keynote speakers at the Art and Politics of Netporn.

Mikita Brottman
Mikita Brottman, PhD., is professor of language, literature and culture at the Maryland Institute College of Art, and a psychoanalyst-in- training at the Washington Square Institute for Psychotherapy and Mental Health, in New York City. Her most recent publication is High Theory, Low Culture (NY: Palgrave, 2005).

Keynote lecture: Is the Internet a Portal to Hell? Sex, Magic, and Phantom Pedophiles

Mark Dery
Mark Dery is a cultural critic. He writes about media, the visual landscape, fringe trends, and unpopular culture. He is the author of The Pyrotechnic Insanitarium: American Culture on the Brink (1999) and Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century (1996). He edited Flame Wars: The Discourse of Cyberculture (1994), the anthology that inaugurated cyberstudies as an academic field. His 1993 essay “Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing, and Sniping in the Empire of the Signs” popularized the term “culture jamming” and helped launch the movement.
Dery has written for The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly (online), The Washington Post, Lingua Franca, Rolling Stone, Spin, Salon, Wired, ID, Dwell, Print, and The Village Voice , among others. He has written columns for several national magazines, most recently “Invisible Lit,” which ran for several years in Bookforum. His radio commentaries have been featured on the nationally syndicated program “Radio Nation.” He is a frequent lecturer in the United States and overseas, where his talks have taken him to the UK, Germany, Italy, Finland, Macedonia, Chile, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Australia.

Keynote lecture: The Sexual Grotesque: _Psychopathia Sexualis_ in the online Mahagonny

Susanna Paasonen
Susanna Paasonen is an Academy of Finland postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Women’s Studies, University of Turku and adjunct professor of Media Culture at University of Tampere, Finland. She is specialized in Internet research, feminist theory and studies of popular culture. Her recent publications include Women and Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency & Identity (ed. with Mia Consalvo, Peter Lang 2002); Jokapäiväinen pornomme (Our Daily Porn: media, sexuality and popular culture, ed. with Kaarina Nikunen & Laura Saarenmaa, Vastapaino 2005) and Figures of Fantasy: Women, Internet and Cyberdiscourse (Peter Lang, forthcoming in 2005). http://www.translocal.net/susanna/

Keynote lecture: Gut reactions: affect and netporn