Fascinating series form the UK of the history of Pornography and it’s intertwining with social and technical development.
Pornography as a word and a concept as we know it today did not exist until the mid 19c – and its emergence is tied with technological evolution.
This program also proposes that Pornography is also born of the emergence of Privacy.
Excerpt: ‘…Ten years in the making, PORNOGRAPHY: THE SECRET HISTORY OF CIVILISATION is a six-part series, which tells for the first time on British television the history of pornography. This landmark series charts the changes in sexual imagery prompted by the advent of new technologies over thousands of years: from ancient times to print, photography, film, video and the Internet. With unprecedented access to the modern porn industry, interviews with pornography experts and historians and an unparalleled collection of archival material, it is also the story of how these technological mediums influenced the development of pornography, who used it, how it was distributed and how it was censored…’
I have just launched into this.. more later
Guidelines for the Classification of Films and Videotapes (Ammendment 3)