CFP AR/VR: Deepfakes: Celebrity

Posted on Oct 2, 2019

From Feona Attwood

Our Forum section is a space for pieces that are shorter than the usual academic article, usually somewhere between 1,500 and 3,000 words, and they can take a variety of forms, including short articles, reports, interviews, commentaries and roundtable discussions. Forum pieces are peer reviewed. Previous Forum topics have included porn panics and public health; Ireland, porn and sex education; feminist porn; fashion and porn; porn and music; porn in the classroom, and surveillance and porn. 
We are currently seeking Forum contributions on the following topics:
Pornography and Virtual and Augmented Realities

  • hardware, design, techniques and aesthetics of VR/AR porn 
  • the possibilities and limitations of porn technology
  • histories and theories of media immersion and and interactivity
  • issues of realism, affect and space
  • new performers, producers, studios
  • the implications of VR and AR for audience studies
  • reporting on VR and AR and predictions about ‘the future of sex’

Deepfake porn

  • faceswap platforms, repositories and communities
  • ‘nonconsensual pornography’
  • issues of privacy and ethics
  • ‘celebrity porn’; celebrity sex tapes, look alikes, nude hacks, real person fiction, slash manips
  • toxic technocultures; toxic geek masculinity

Porn, Celebrity and Stardom

  • acts of archiving, collecting and preserving performance 
  • branding 
  • DIY stars 
  • entrepreneurial stardom 
  • labours of stardom – affective, emotional and physical 
  • locating porn stardom 
  • national, international, and transnational stars 
  • politics of porn stardom 
  • stars and fandoms

Please get in touch at if you are interested in contributing. We’d also be very interested in ideas for forums that you might have so please let us know if you’d like to talk to us about a potential forum.

Deadline: January 20, 2020.  
More info:

– Feona Attwood, Clarissa Smith and John Mercer, Porn Studies journal.

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