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Prof. Katrien JACOBS
Associate Professor
Ph.D. (University of Maryland, College Park)

Katrien Jacobs在馬里蘭大學帕克分校取得比較文學與媒體研究的博士學位。她的博士論文是關於1960和1970年代的表演藝術,提供了一個將理論寫作與視頻紀錄片融合的獨特視角。作為一名學者和媒體藝術家,她持續地探索數碼媒介網絡在人們身體、藝術和性經驗上所發揮的角色。

Jacobs教授在香港和全球不同媒體授課及發表著作,議題涵蓋了色情學、審查制度和媒介行動。她也一直致力於視覺人類學的研究,尤其是日本動漫對東南亞流行文化和社交媒體的影響分析。她出版了三本關於網絡文化、藝術與性的專著。她的第一本書 Libi_doc: Journeys in the Performance of Sex Art (2005),是一本遊記及行為敘述,主要處理與各種文化迥異的媒體藝術家之間的際遇。她在2007年出版的第二本書 Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics (2007),被媒體學者評價為分析不斷湧現的網絡文化如何挑戰政府管治、實現全面擴張的先鋒著作。她最新的論著 People’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet (2011) 深入探討中國內地網絡在性娛樂和自製媒體上出現的新趨勢。她的作品均可以在她的個人網站www.libidot.org/blog找到。

Katrien Jacobs received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Media from the University of Maryland at College Park. Her dissertation about 1960s/1970s performance art offers a unique blend of theoretical essays and video documentaries. She has continued to work as a scholar and media artist who investigates the role of digital networks in people’s experiences with the body, art, and sexuality.

She has lectured and published widely about pornography, censorship and media activism in Hong Kong and global media environments. She is also working on long-term research projects in visual anthropology that detail the impact of Japanese animation on South East Asian youth cultures and social networks. She is the author of three books about Internet culture, art and sexuality. Her first book Libi_doc: Journeys in the Performance of Sex Art (Ljubljana: Maska, 2005) is a travelogue and performative narration that details encounters with culturally diverse media artists. Her second book Netporn: DIY Web Culture and Sexual Politics (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007) received critical claim amongst media scholars as a pioneering study of emerging web cultures that challenge government regulations and the aims of corporate expansionism. Her most recent book People’s Pornography: Sex and Surveillance on the Chinese Internet (Intellect Books, 2011) investigates mainland China’s immersion in new trends in sexual entertainment and DIY media. Her work can be found on www.libidot.org/blog