From Sex Toys to Pleasure Objects

Vanessa Carpenter, Sarah Homewood, Majken Overgaard, Stefanie Wuschitz

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This research works against essentializing notions of sexuality, gender and pleasure within the design of sex objects through proposing and developing the design of DIY kits suitable to manipulate and customise what objects designed for sex mean for the individual and their role in society in relation to gender and sexuality. This paper outlines a series of participatory workshops where artists and designers were invited to contribute to the design of the DIY kits. Three artistic works emerge from the workshops as beta DIY kits, alongside a future work of a DIY electronics kit and an online collaborative platform. These workshops led to the shift of focus from sex objects to pleasure objects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EVA Copenhagen 2018 : Politics of the Machines - Art and After
EditorsMorten Søndergaard, Laura Beloff
Number of pages9
PublisherBritish Computer Society
Publication date30 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2018
EventPolitics of the Machine - Art and After: EVA-Copenhagen - AAU Copenhagen Campus, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 May 201818 May 2018


ConferencePolitics of the Machine - Art and After
LocationAAU Copenhagen Campus
Internet address
SeriesElectronic Workshops in Computing

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