Eternal Blacklist Growing

Gitta Blond, Logan A

Gitta Blond, Logan A


There’s a war in Europe. No, this time it’s not about refugees escaping from such, but the big adblocker war. What’s happening? Big publisher’s in Germany are trying to get rid of users that installed an adblocker plugin in their browsers. Thirst, they displayed large messages on their news portals begging for users to switch off their blockers. The next level was bolting out users with an active adblocker. And now first companies are suing users who were publishing hints for circumventing the adblock blockers. If that’s no reason for putting these news portals on my eternal blacklist. Continue reading

Tumblr, Twitter, and the like

Anita Berlusconi

Anita Berlusconi

The emphasis on interest has created the buzzword of the day: Tumblr, and also Twitter, is an interest graph while networks like facebook and Google+ are social graphs. Note the difference: Twitter is rather transparent and you quickly learn how’s following whom. Tweets can be read by many, not only followers. Tumblr users are collecting stuff they’re interested in from people they are following. There is no ‘public life’ like Twitter has. Tumblr’s dashboard is one’s very personal window to the world, and that’s why so many of us got so upset when Yahoo was buying this platform. Continue reading

Aesthetics of Porn

Rosie, Flores

Rosie, Flores


Mental Sinema likes that moment of anticipation, the silence before ecstasy. We are looking at porn images as if it was art. Why shouldn’t it be art?
Mental Sinema isn’t that interested in the porn industry but in the aesthetics of porn. What are the patterns? How does porn work? Why are we attracted or disgusted? How does it reflect our own desires?
On our travel through porn we have discovered that porn needs some kind of cultural context. If a viewer assumes an image to be porn or not is dependent from his cultural circle. Since the legalisation of porn this context is changing constantly.
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Top News: I Have Invented Bitcoin

Mandy Sky, Natasha Malkova

Mandy Sky, Natasha Malkova

Okay, that’s a lie, obviously. I’m not Satoshi Nakamoto, either, though you can find articles on this blog that claim quite the opposite. I also have never said that Bitcoin is the best currency for criminals – this might be true, but a bit bad, too. I don’t have anything against Bitcoin – you may pay me in it if you want, but it never ceases to amaze me how something that is only a couple of years old has developed a mythical history already! Continue reading

It Gets Me Into Thinking

Apolonia Lapiedra, Zoe Doll

Apolonia Lapiedra, Zoe Doll

Mental Sinema is curious: give me your feedback. And if you like what you see: why not following me?
Excited followers say: “It’s giving new meaning to my life!” (Ken B. from L.) – “I’m having a constant boner!” (Dave S. from N.) – “It’s making me wet like no other tumblr.” (Sally M. from Y.) – “It really gets me into thinking.” (Sheldon C. from P.)
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