Sexnology 2.0 Shannon Willis 2014
Sexnology 2.0 is a viewer responsive light object. It is a tactile ambiguously sensual interface between technology and humanity. Made using a micro controller, touch sensors, LED lights, and silicone, this new entity asks the viewer to participate by changing color in a secret and mysterious way. Activated by touch, it glows when caressed by those around it. Deep holes in the organic structure contain moist polymer water beads adding another tactile and titillating sensation. The piece explores the tension between technology and human sexuality in intimate relationships. From cyber sex to connecting to lost love via Facebook, our society is creating a new means of interacting sexually and sensuality. These new interactions do not necessarily involve a personal one on one touch. Sexnology 2.0 poses the question what does technology want out of these interaction? Can something technological desire?
Sexnology 2.0 was a part of the _____Loves Me, _____ Love Me Not Show at PLace Gallery, Portland Oregon.