“..I’ll leave the social comment to Machinist’s feminist sisters — I’m posting this mainly for the clickthroughs.
At Arse Electronica, the sex and technology conference that took place in San Francisco this weekend, musician Matt Ganucheau showed off Moaning Lisa..
..a busty mannequin rigged up with a network of touch sensors, potentiometers, and light sensors..
..that work together to detect the manual stimulation of love.
Think of it like a flight simulator..
..but here the goal’s not quite as easy as landing a Boeing 747 at Baghdad International Airport.
Like in real life, Moaning Lisa’s got no instructions, and as Oh Gizmo’s Evan Ackerman explains, her specific pattern of sensitivity is unknown.
Based on audio feedback alone, you work this and that here and there in search of hot and cold spots..
..hoping against hope that you can come up with something — dear god, anything, please —
— to salvage what had seemed..until your fumbling attempts..the start of something beautiful..”
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