Can A Machine Help A Man and A Woman Swap Orgasms?

A collaborative art project from BeAnotherLab, in Spain, has created the ability for men and women to swap genders and see what life and feel is like through the experience of the opposite sex.

Using a new virtual reality technology Oculus Rift. The project, Gender Swap is an Open Source art investigation on the relation of identity and empathy. The men and women can hear each other’s thoughts (through headphones) and guided movements. So exactly how does it work? BeAnotherLab explains:

This interactive performance-installation is built in 2 identical spaces: one for the user and another for the performer.

Through immersive goggles (head mounted displays), the user sees a video with the eyes’ perspective of a different person (the performer), who follows the former’s movements. So, it all happens in a way in which the user kind of ‘controls’ the performer‘s movements.
The user can move and interact with objects inside a room, while listening to the performer‘s thoughts through a set of headphones. That generates the perception of someone speaking inside their mind.

The video transmitted to the user’s goggles is generated by a camera attached to the performer, that records his/her point of view in real time. The performer also wears a microphone used to tell a short story about his/her existence. This non lineal narrative is connected to the objects in the room (a photo of someone, a childhood toy, a pack of cigarettes, a mirror, etc), making them interactive: when the user interact with one object, the performer starts to speak about his experience and memories related to this object.

While BeAnotherLab is more art project than actual machine, many developers using the Oculus Rift are already on the case of making virtual reality porn.

H/T Bold Italic

Comments

  1. vualgrimoire says

    I think Zeus built one of these, then Rube Goldberg faithfully reproduced the same contraption. But it caused problems. The boys didn’t want to go back to being boys…

  2. says

    Geez, all this wiring and pretentious nonsense to reproduce equal opportunity orgasms, aka dual ass fucking. Try it some time. Male and Female at either end of vibrating double-dong. Y’know, when you don’t have time to head for the art gallery.

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