The Seismic Dildo
The Seismic Dildo is a conventional dildo that is turned on (vibrating) only in case of an earthquake somewhere in the world. The intensity of the vibrations of the dildo are determined by the magnitude of the earthquake. The duration of the vibrations is determined by the distance between the user and the epicenter of the earthquake.
How does it work?
The Seismic Dildo is a conventional dildo connected to a microcontroller. The microcontroller is continuously reading a feed of recent earthquakes, obtained from the USGS. Each time an earthquake occurs, the program sends information of distance and magnitude to the microcontroller that controls the dildo.
In addition, a terrestrial globe is used to show the location of the earthquake as it happens.
About the Seismic Dildo
The Seismic Dildo creates a tangible link between possibly dramatic events that are taking place somewhere in the world, represented by earthquakes, and the user, at the same instant she/he is experiencing sexual pleasure. While tragic events are continuously taking place somewhere in the world, the Seismic Dildo makes the user physically and sexually aware of this.
Another way to see the Seismic Dildo, that is more politically correct, is to see it as a way to make love with Earth itself, the dildo acting as the sexual organ of the Earth.
The Sex Strike Dildo
The Sex Strike Dildo is a conventional dildo too that the user is able to use freely for a given duration only if she/he has met a given requirement. This requirement is that a given measure or rating of a given political, economical or societal fact does not exceed a threshold set by the user. The threshold represents the user’s tolerance on the considered fact.
How does it work?
The Sex Strike Dildo is connected to a microcontroller. Each time the user wants to use the dildo, she/he has to enter a threshold. A program computes a measure or rating of a given political, economical or societal fact and compares it to the threshold entered by the user. If the measure exceeds the threshold, the dildo is locked and the user is unable to use it. If the measure is less than the the threshold, the dildo is unlocked and the user can use it freely for a given duration.
About the Sex Strike Dildo
The Sex Strike Dildo is a way for the user to make a sexual statement relative to a given political, economical or societal fact by eventually going on sex strike. By setting a threshold, the user is expressing a tolerance limit to the considered fact before not allowing her/himself sexual gratification.
A working example of the Sex Strike Dildo has been completed with the measure being the daily body count of Iraqi civilians (obtained from the website “Iraq Body Count”). The user sets the amount of daily dead Iraqi civilians she/he tolerates before not allowing her/himself sexual gratification.
Porn Hero – Diildo
Porn Hero is a parody of the famous Guitar Hero video game series. The game is a simulation of a porn actor performing his job. That is the player can become a porn star for a moment if talented enough. The player uses a specially designed controller called the “Diildo” that is to be used in combination with a Wii Remote.
More precisely, the game consists in duplicating the orientation and back-and-forth movements of the penis of a porn actor in a projected porn movie with the Diildo. The Diildo can be hand-manipulated or attached to the body at the actual location of the sexual organs of the player.
How does it work?
A program uses a Wii Remote (connected wirelessly through Bluetooth) to gather information about the orientation and movements of the Diildo.
About Porn Hero
In video games, you can play sports, music, play a character of a different universe, of a different gender, kill people, be a god, pilot a plane, manage cities or countries, and so forth but there is no satisfying sex simulation. Porn Hero takes a provocative stance through the “detournement” of the use of the Wii Remote, the video game console Wii being arguably the most family-oriented console.
Dildonics – Flickr set.
Seismic Dildo – movie (quicktime, 37.8Mo, 1:42).
Sex Strike Dildo – movie (quicktime, 23.9Mo, 1:05).
Monochrom – article.
Gizmodo – article.
Fleshbot – article.
Arse Elektronika 2008 – Flickr set (Laughing Squid).
Arse Elektronika 2008 – Flickr set.