Monday, 9 January 2017

A University Professor Wants You to Look at Porn for Science

quote [ Western University’s Taylor Kohut wants to crowdsource an answer to the eternal question, ‘Is this pornography?’ ]

NSFW because pretty sure you don't want your boss seeing you reading this
[NSFW] [science & technology] [+2]
[by XregnaR@5:57pmGMT]


bbqkink said @ 6:01pm GMT on 9th Jan [Score:1 Funny]
Well for science....
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 6:15pm GMT on 9th Jan
I thought the answer to the question of if something was pornography was whether or not it gives a judge an erection.
mechanical contrivance said @ 6:45pm GMT on 9th Jan [Score:1 Underrated]
What if the judge gets turned on by wearing a black robe and holding a gavel? He'll say everything is porn.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 7:06pm GMT on 9th Jan
♫ All books can be indecent books
Though recent books are bolder,
For filth (I'm glad to say) is in
The mind of the beholder.
When correctly viewed,
Everything is lewd.
(I could tell you things about peter pan,
And the wizard of oz, there's a dirty old man!)♫

- Tom Lehrer, "Smut"
LurkerAtTheGate said @ 7:25pm GMT on 9th Jan
The legal standard, if I remember correctly, is 'appealing to the prurient interest in the average person on the street'.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 7:38pm GMT on 9th Jan
Wouldn't they then arrest the person on the street for engaging in public indecency?
KingPellinore said @ 9:25pm GMT on 9th Jan
I thought the legal standard was, "Anything I completely lose interest in after masturbating".
HoZay said @ 10:09pm GMT on 9th Jan
That covers a lot.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:03pm GMT on 10th Jan
...with semen.
zarathustra said @ 8:09pm GMT on 9th Jan
I had a friend in law school who had a summer internship with playboy. Her job was to watch all their videos to determine if anything was obscene.
HP Lovekraftwerk said @ 8:32pm GMT on 9th Jan
I'd be very curious to know what standards she was using.

Also, you'd think they'd have a second person there to make sure it was obscene enough to keep subscribers paying.
zarathustra said @ 8:39pm GMT on 9th Jan
The miller test - applying community standards it appeals to the prurient interest, displays sexual acts in an offensive way, taken as a whole lacks serious artistic, literary, political value. Its been the same rule since 73.

While she was the only one who had to be there, she did say that men would pop in all the time to bring her coffee and see how she was doing.
rylex said @ 8:13pm GMT on 9th Jan
as i'm fond of saying, "it's art until someone jacks off to it".
cb361 said @ 8:58pm GMT on 9th Jan [Score:1 Good]
Well then, so much for the exhibition of bukkake Jackson-Pollocks I have been creating...
robotroadkill said @ 5:03am GMT on 10th Jan
Just say it's crowd sourced art then!
cb361 said @ 3:09pm GMT on 10th Jan
Tiers were involved.
ethanos said @ 2:02pm GMT on 10th Jan
My favorite category is the niche that has completely clothed women in nylons, but with no shoes, vainly trying to start chrysler corp. cars of a 1960-ish age.

I am not joking.
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:06pm GMT on 10th Jan [Score:1 Interesting]
I think I've seen that before. Sounds like a very specific subgenre of the stranded woman.
ethanos said @ 2:18pm GMT on 10th Jan
So getting back to the primary question: Is this pornography?
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:32pm GMT on 10th Jan
Legally, no. To you, yes. Porn is in the eye of the beholder.
HoZay said @ 3:09pm GMT on 10th Jan
Erotica to you, porn to nobody.

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