Brock Hessel, 34, is an emerging theatre creator who, for the past two years, has been doing personal care workRead more
Exciting news! This year’s edition of Hardwire: the Undergraduate Journal of Sexual Diversity Studies, is now live on the UndergraduateRead more
To SDS faculty, staff, students, and community: As everyone knows by now, all in-person class meetings have been cancelled throughRead more
The Centre is thrilled to announce that our Director, Dana Seitler, has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award forRead more
Professor Brenda Cossman writes in the Globe on the Harvey Weinstein trial: “Should we celebrate the Weinstein verdict? It’s complicated”Read more
Statement of Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto standsRead more
Video streaming sites like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime are designed in a way that has a lot in common with casinos. They’re a cacophony of sounds, images and text all working to capture your attention and keep you constantly searching for the next thrill.
But according to Patrick Keilty, an associate professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information, these design elements first found their footing in an unexpected place: pornography.
Keilty has been studying the business, technology and culture of the porn industry. He’s also the archives director of the Sexual Representation Collection at the university’s Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies.
His recent article “Desire by design: pornography as technology industry” (link to PDF) explores how porn sites create an “immersive viewing experience” that keeps visitors engaged for longer periods of time.Read more
Dear SDS Community, We are thrilled to announce that Scott Rayter has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor,Read more
SDS student Hogan Lam was recently interviewed by the Toronto Star to discuss the U of T student hunger strikeRead more