mandag, juni 19, 2006

How to watch porn when you're at a conference

Great conference, with lots of interesting views and ideas. And now I know how academics watch porn when the one(s) who are talking show movie clips:

* Lean back against your chair
* Rest the fingertips of your right hand against your chin
* Let your mouth be serious, but relaxed
* Wear a small frown. Not because you're really critical or angry, but more like you're thinking about whether you would use Lacan's or Foucault's theories to analyse the pornographic material you are watching

I didn't succeed at this all the time. When there were clips from fuckingmachines.com I think I looked slightly scared, and when they showed clips from Madam & Eve I was leaning forward, grinning and wondering if I should buy this movie. Heh - not such a professional little academic there.

Saturday was a perfect mix of holiday stuff: sunshine and swimming during the day, partying in the evening. Sunday we were sitting at different cafes all day, recovering from too much sun and too much beer:-)

11 kommentarer:

Syd sa...

OMFG. Kill me before you make me watch porn in a room full of people.

Clearly I'm not mature enough.

roro sa...

LOL - me neither. I'd've been all "Excuse me, kind sir - may I use your Lacan paper to soak up my drool?"

Sounds like a lovely trip!

Vesper sa...

oh my gosh that's hilarious!

HB sa...

Syd, Roro - you just need to practice:-) I got to practice keeping my face straight when I talked about "the Christian construction of masturbation" to my fellow students.

Vesper - takk for det!

bani sa...

Academics watching porn... too funny! And mortifying.

HB sa...

Hej Bani, I wondered where you had gone:-) Are you busy reading, or busy watching football? Heia Sverige!

kimananda sa...

I'll have to remember for this if I ever get to go to a conference where porn is shown...I'm not sure why anyone in my fields of interest would be showing porn...maybe I should try to work some in to a conference presentation.

Winter sa...

I've never seen this kind of behaviour at conferences I've attended, but maybe I'm going to the wrong conferences.

HB sa...

kimananda: Let me know how it goes:-)

winter: he he. So how do you do it in Wales?

Winter sa...

Ho do we do conferences or how do we watch porn? ; )

HB sa...

Winter: both! :-D