This event is for 18 years and over


Berlin october 31 2015:

PORNTUBES: Sharing the Explicit

The 5th event of the Disruption Network Lab at Kunstquartier Bethanien, Studio 1, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin. Directed by Tatiana Bazzichelli.

In cooperation with Kunstraum Kreuzberg /Bethanien. In collaboration with the PornFilmFestival Berlin and KitKatClub Berlin. Event funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds Berlin.

Partner Event: KitKatClub Berlin, Köpenicker Straße 76 - 10179 Berlin-Mitte.

Entrance: 5€
In English language.


Porn practitioners, sex worker activists, entrepreneurs and critical thinkers discuss disruptions in online porn and erotica, from tube sites and webcams to crowdsourcing.


PORNTUBES brings together porn practitioners, porn entrepreneurs and critical thinkers to discuss about the development of online porn business, from the "tube sites," YouTube-like repositories of content, to crowdsourcing porn. We reflect on the status of the current porn industry via the analysis and presentation of emerging adult-only online platforms. Which are the new frontiers of online pornography? Are we facing a really innovative form of business, or is it "business as usual"? Can we imagine a more sustainable form of online porn business, where sex workers can empower themselves and their work is less precarious?


Partner Event: October 31 ·  2015 · 23:00 · party at kitkatclub - all hallow's eve


Programme · Saturday October 31 · 2015

17:00-18:15 · KEYNOTE · Carmen Rivera Entertainment: Deconstructing Power, Sharing BDSM

Carmen Rivera (Mistress and Fetish-SM-performer, DE). Moderated by Gaia Novati (net activist and researcher on indie porn, IT/DE)

18:45-19:00 · SHORT · PiggyBankGirls: Erotic Crowdfunding for Girls

Short video with Sascha Schoonen (CEO, PiggyBankGirls, DE)

19:00-21:00 · PANEL · XXXPLICIT. From Porn Tubes to Online Sex Working

Roy Klabin (documentary film-maker and investigative reporter, USA), Nishant Shah (researcher on digital politics and sexual identities, IN), Liad Hussein Kantorowicz (performer and sex workers’ activist, Peers bei Hydra, IL/DE), PG Macioti (consultant Hydra e.V., board member ICRSE, x:talkproject, IT/DE). Moderated by Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (socio-anthropologist, geographer of sexualities, cultural producer, IT/DE).


PORNTUBES: Sharing the Explicit

What is the relation between sharing and participating, as opposed to simply consuming in the online porn scene?

This event investigates the current development of the porn industry via the analysis and presentation of emerging adult-only online platforms, providing contents that are often free, often pirated, and often a disruptive entrepreneurial business. Porn practitioners, porn entrepreneurs and critical thinkers, who made of pornography their passion and field of study and experimentation, meet to discuss about the development of online porn business, from the "tube sites," YouTube-like repositories of content, to self-managed online porn platforms, to crowdsourcing porn. Furthermore, they reflect on future porn business models, as well as focus on the analysis of the work conditions of sex-workers employed in the online porn business and services.

In the last few years the practice of pornography has been blended with the entrepreneurial attitude of developing platforms of content sharing. Sharing porn in the net follows a long tradition on the fringes of alt porn and amateur porn, but since the middle 2000s it has been taking shape through blogs, p2p technologies, platforms of video and photo sharing, and social networks.

In a certain sense, the desires and the needs of two very different categories of people, those who like commercial pornography or those who like ‘alternative’ pornography, have been merging together by allowing everybody to produce and consume porn online. The entrepreneurs, porn producers, sex workers, and a broader community of people, devise different ways of dealing with network systems, and adopt various technologies to express themselves in the porn online scenario. The use of network platforms has made easier the act of producing and consuming porn, brining often the role of the producer and the consumer at the same level.

But is it true that pornography has become more accessible in the last few years? Together with the implementation of young and disruptive business models, with the goal of making pornography more sustainable and accessible, the industry of free porn online sometimes hides the odyssey of undercover companies, which make of users’ interactions their main form of revenues. Are we facing a really innovative form of business, or is it "business as usual" still under the realm of few people? And how does this relate to the business of social networking in contemporary digital culture?


Keynote

Carmen Rivera Entertainment: Deconstructing Power, Sharing BDSM

17:00-18:15 · Saturday October 31 · 2015

Carmen Rivera (Mistress and Fetish-SM-performer, DE). Moderated by Gaia Novati (net activist and researcher on indie porn, IT/DE)

In this special event, Carmen Rivera will share with the public the “secrets” of her carrier as a Mistress, being since many years involved in the field as erotic photographer and fetish model, dancer, and erotic show moderator. Founder of one of the first SM communities in Germany in the 1990s, she will share with the public her background in the show business and porn entertainment as TV show moderator (Beate-Uhse.TV and other productions) as well as Fetish-SM-performer (including an open-air show in Italy in front of 30.000 visitors). As independent manager of her own video-production series "Carmen Rivera Entertainment" which made a name in the international fetish scene she will also present one of her recent projects: “Wunschvideo” where her fans are offered the opportunity to make a video completely and individually based on their script. Furthermore, the event will discuss on the practice of working professionally with pornography, reflecting on the transformation of the porn & erotic industry in the last years. carmenrivera.com

Short

PiggyBankGirls: Erotic Crowdfunding for Girls

18:45-19:00 · Saturday October 31 · 2015

PiggyBankGirls: Erotic Crowdfunding for Girls. Short video with Sascha Schoonen (CEO, PiggyBankGirls, DE)

This video shot specifically for our conference event presents and introduces to the public the new-born platform “PiggyBankGirls”, the first erotic crowdfunding platform for girls, where women get into the erotic business for a specific goal, trying to get their ideas and projects funded by supporters via their online porn performances. The CEO of the platform, Sascha Schoonen, introduces the main mission of the project, as well as brings some specific examples of projects that got funded. Furthermore she reflects on what it means to be a female CEO in the mostly male-dominated sex and porn business. piggybankgirls.com

Panel

XXXPLICIT. From Porn Tubes to Online Sex Working

19:00-21:00 · Saturday October 31 · 2015

Roy Klabin (documentary film-maker and investigative reporter, USA), Nishant Shah (researcher on digital politics and sexual identities, IN), Liad Hussein Kantorowicz (performer and sex workers’ activist, Peers bei Hydra, IL/DE), PG Macioti (consultant Hydra e.V., board member ICRSE, x:talkproject, IT/DE). Moderated by Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (socio-anthropologist, geographer of sexualities, cultural producer, IT/DE).

This panel investigates the evolution of the sex and porn business, from the early days of webcam work to the creation of porn-Tubes and commercial contemporary online porn platforms (PornoTube, RedTube, YouPorn, etc.). From one side, this development will be analysed technologically by highlighting the transformation in the field of pornography of the major adult-only platforms, presenting new disruptive business models of sharing porn; from the other side, the panel will bring a critical perspective on how roles and conditions of sexworking are changing with the use of online technology for porn and beyond it, questioning if User-Generated-Content models are bringing more sustainability or less participation in terms of community building. Furthermore, this panel will reflect on the transformation of the erotic and porn imaginary with the emergence of new pervasive sharing business models, social media platforms, as well as new audience.


Partner Event - ab 23.00
All Hallows' Even - KitKatClubnacht @ KitKatClub

Lineup: Warbear, Hedo, Monty, Sangeet. Style: Acid, Elektrotechno, NuTrance, Progressive. Dresscode: Fetish, Lack & Leder, Sack & Asche, Uniforms, TV, Goth, Kostüme, elegante Abendgarderobe, Glitzer & Glamour, Extravagantes jeder Art. Köpenicker Str. 76, 10179 Berlin. www.kitkatclub.org


Participants

Carmen Rivera (Mistress and Fetish-SM-performer, DE)

Carmen Rivera is one of the first female BDSM Movie Producer since 1999 (VOD Award for the best BDSM Movie 2011). She is internationally renowned as Fetish and lusty dominatrix, adult model, TV presenter. Starting as a Go-go dancer, she toured around clubs and bars with the “Penthouse Girls” in Germany, Italy, Swiss and Austria. In the 1990s she founded one of the first SM communities in Germany. From 1999 to 2001 she worked for Magma Film as a moderator in her TV series “Veronas Sexwelt” in which she visited couples in Germany and interviewed them about their sex life. Since 2001 she has been hosting “Intimes Deutschland” on Beate-Uhse-TV (Premiere World). After having gained some experience and skill in fetish productions like “The Other World Kingdom” as “Baronessa di Rivera”, and as guest dominatrix at the studio “Contessa Barbara Calucci”, she created her own dominatrix studio in the heart of Berlin. She recently started a project called “Wunschvideo” where she offers the opportunity to fans to make a video completely and individually based on their script.
carmenrivera.com

Roy Klabin (documentary film-maker and investigative reporter, USA)

Roy Klabin is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, where he focused on documentary filmmaking and investigative reporting. His Masters project profiling three major New York drug dealers was published as a feature in The Atlantic. He has written articles about crime and corruption, emerging technology and the modern media landscape. He is currently producing two documentaries, one centred on young Israeli soldiers, and the other on a flourishing start-up preparing to launch their product.
royklabin.com

Nishant Shah (researcher on digital politics and sexual identities, IN/DE)

Nishant Shah is the co-founder of the Centre for Internet & Society, India and a Professor of culture and aesthetic of digital media at Leuphana University, Germany. His work looks at the intersections of technology, gender, sexuality, identity and political action, and he remains invested in doing cross-cultural and multistakeholder research towards open and equal societies.

PG Macioti (consultant Hydra e.V., board member ICRSE, x:talkproject, IT/DE)

PG Macioti is a researcher, a sex workers rights consultant, advocate and activist currently working as health adviser, outreach and peer education consultant at Hydra, Berlin, Germany. PG is active at European level, being founding member of x: talk, London, UK and co-convener of the International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe. Her PhD in Politics and International Studies focused on migrants (including migrant sex workers) transformative politics and self-organisation.

Liad Hussein Kantorowicz (performer and sex workers’ activist, Peers bei Hydra, IL/DE)

Liad Hussein Kantorowicz is a performer and activist from Israel-Palestine. She is one of the founders of the first Middle-Eastern queer community and the first outed spokes person for sex workers' rights in Israel. She studied Gender and Middle East History at the Tel Aviv University and worked as a writer, focusing on minority issues and grassroots struggles before transitioning to performance. Her performances focus on de-exotifying and de-mystifying the positions of those considered sexual or political deviants. She performed extensively in Israel-Palestine and in Berlin, where she now lives.

Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri (socio-anthropologist, geographer of sexualities, cultural producer, IT/DE)

Born in Rome in 1970, Francesco Warbear Macarone Palmieri currently lives and works between Berlin and Rome as a social anthropologist, performance artist, curator and DJ. His work is based on Cultural Studies with a focus on New Media, Netporn Studies and Epistemology of Emotions. Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Civil, Building and Environmental Engineering of “La Sapienza” University of Rome, his most recent book is Tanz Berlin: Oltre il muro del clubbing (Manifesto Libri, 2015). He works as curator, performer and DJ on an international level. He is co-producer and Resident DJ of the Berlin-based bi-monthly queer event Gegen at Kit Kat Club.
warbear.org

Gaia Novati (net activist and researcher on indie porn, IT/DE)

Gaia Novati has been involved since many years in the Italian queer countercultural movement. She has worked with radio, newspapers and visual media projects. Co-founder of Sexyshock, communication laboratory on gender themes and first sex-shop managed by women in Italy, she is interested since long in independent pornography. She is co-founder of Cum2Cut, Indie-Porn-Short-Movies Festival in Berlin (2006-2008), taking place during the Berlin Porn Film Festival, where she has worked also as event curator (Nachtbar). The focus on gender and sexuality is mostly addressed to investigate the relationship between body and technologies with a critical perspective. She was co-curator of Hack.Fem.East (Berlin, 2008), exhibition dedicated to the use of technologies by women in the Eastern European Countries. She lives in Berlin.
cum2cut.net