SHE BON is a collection of wearable augments capable of sensing various forms of the wearer's bio-data as input, in order to indicate their level of excitement with electronic and mechanical devices as output!
I view SHE BON as my personal suite of amour that enhances my ability to express aspects of my physical state that might be subtle and thus go unnoticed.
I hope through engineering personalized technology that serves to express my individual nature as a sexual being, I encourage an open discourse about sexuality.
We should be more comfortable talking to one another about sexuality and intimacy. To help normalize a general dialogue about sex, I'm documenting the creation of a series of wearables that will act as a prosthesis for signaling my level of arousal!
I want the overall dialogue surrounding the project to be honest, accessible, and as open as possible. I encourage the exchange of thoughts and ideas, as well as participation.
The main platform of this project is open source! So if any of this interests you, I invite you to create an augment of your own!
How would you use your bio-data to communicate an otherwise invisible aspect of your being?
I hope that if you choose to log and studying your own bio-feedback, the act of focusing attention on new aspects of your body will help you know yourself better than ever before.
I hope that if you choose to create your own wearable augmentation to indicate your physical status, you shed any stigma that may have ever been associated with your sexual nature!
I want humanity to take ownership over its most basic right, without shaming, victimizing, or feeling embarrassment.
The concept of "CYBER PUNK" has remained a stylistic projection of a near future. I believe however, the future is now. It's time to start defining cyber punk functionally in our own reality! I choose to do so with my lifestyle, and practice as an artist.
What is humanity to spetku? Electronic lady-boners and robotic offspring, of course! Check out my other posthuman projects:
The pop-girl is an arm-mounted user interface that helps me visualize the sensor data the Pulse Pack receives from the peripherals worn throughout my body!
This status indicator consists of a touch screen display, raspberry Pi zero, and other off-the shelf peripherals, all housed within a 3D printed retro style enclosure which I design specifically for the task.
Design files and build instructions are available on my blog for those who with to take a shot at replicating their own user interface!
The Hot Spot is an investigation of how a proper "tushie squeeze" might be replicated mechanically in order to produce sufficient "thigh gap" between the wearer's legs!
This device operates in relation to fluctuations in the user's body temperature between their thighs. Once that area of the body begins to heat up, a two winches worn over the hips, slowly begin to retract cables which are attached to the flesh of the user's thighs.
Once the cables are withdrawn, producing enough thigh separation to achieve "gap"- a light will turn on and illuminate the negative space from behind; illuminating the "hot spot".
The Propeller Pasties are devices which adhere to the breasts. An IR sensor tracks growth in the girth of the nipple and triggers propellers on the outside of the pasties to spin at a speed in relation to growth.
The three support gears that turn the central hub are modified with round "paddles" which stroke and knead the nipple as the propeller spins.
The Beat Box is an enclosure which whispers nonsense into the wearer's pelvic bone at a volume equal to their heart rate.
This strip of material, resembling a fillet of salmon, is equipped with an SD card reader filled with recordings of dirty nonsense. The audio file is played through a speaker at a level equal to the beats per minute sensed by a heart rate sensor worn on the hand.
If the wearer's "BPM" is below a given threshold, the audio file is played at an inaudible volume, the can be felt by the wearer in the area of the body making contact to the speaker. At an elevated state, the whispers might become loud to enough to be heard by others nearby.
The Pulse Pack is a wearable breakout board! It is the enclosure which houses the main brain and central processing unit of the SHE BON project, called the "PULSE".
There are (9) RJ45 jacks along the outside edge of the backpack for the various peripherals of the SHE BON project to plug into.
The primary function of this centrally located peripheral is to provide power to all of the various subsystems, and log the sensor values that devices receive so that this data can be reviewed at a later time.