The Fourth Law of Robotics

This is the VR Tenga demo, a sex simulator prototype made for an Oculus Rift game jam held in Japan.
It uses some basic software, the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and Tenga, a Japanese masturbation toy.
The user is supposed to insert his penis into the Tenga, which is synchronized to the visual stimulation given by the headset, in this case an anime character giving a handjob.
More info here. Link to youtube video.

Julia Lohmann

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Kombu Dwellings, 2010
lacquered wood containers, collaboration with Gero Grundmann and Japanese artisans.

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Various vessels made of found animal bones, silver and steel.

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Cow leather benches, 2005

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co-existence by Julia Lohmann

Co-Existence installation, 2009
9000 Petri-dishes with images of bacteria colonies, perspex, lighting

All works from German born -London based multidisciplinary designer Julia Lohmann

the human speaker

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The Human Speaker collar by Nic Wallenberg is able to turn one’s mouth into a speaker.
It bypasses the vocal chords and transmits vibrations directly into the upper throat so wearers can play music by only moving their lips and mouth.
Each collar can produce up to two music notes at a time, so the more people using the collars together the more complex the compositions can become.
Via juxtapoz. Link to video.

Normal Barbie

Yes it exists! Its a work of artist Nickolay Lamm and its based on measurments of an average healthy 19-year-old woman and it raises awarenes over anorexia and increasing body hatred among young women.

barbie4iIf a Barbie existed in reality, her head would be two inches larger than the average U.S. woman’s, her waist would be 19 inches smaller and her hips would be 11 inches smaller. Her waist would be four inches thinner than her head and so her body wouldn’t have the room it needs to hold all of its vital organs ( would contain half a liver and few incehs of intestines), and her uber-skinny ankles and child-size feet would make it necessary for her to walk on all fours.Plus she wouldn’t be able to support her head because the neck would be unaturally long and thin. In other words, if Barbie existed would be on a wheel chair, wearing a cervical colar and connected to feeding tubes. And yes she would also be blond, slim and long leged but certainly not so glamorous!

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Click here to see “How a Barbie Body Measures Up To Real Bodies” in infografics !

I have a homework assignment for you. Go home, and touch yourself.

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Ménage à Quatre is a new accessory for female self-pleasure, featuring a series of four rings made of silver and silicone, ergonomically designed to stimulate the clitoris and other pleasurable areas.

Ménage à quatre is currently seeking funding on indiegogo.
Found here. Links to videos 1 & 2.

levitation, or how to use mind force

Electronics turn a person’s thoughts into commands for a robot:
Using a brain-computer interface technology pioneered by University of Minnesota biomedical engineering professor Bin He, several young people have learned to use their thoughts to steer a flying robot around a gym, making it turn, rise, dip, and even sail through a ring.
The technology may someday allow people robbed of speech and mobility by neurodegenerative diseases to regain function by controlling artificial limbs, wheelchairs, or other devices. And it’s completely noninvasive: Brain waves (EEG) are picked up by the electrodes of an EEG cap on the scalp, not a chip implanted in the brain.
Found here. Link to video.