Like watching the sea break over rocky cliffs or a terrible car fire on the BQE, the Penis Wall is both haunting and mesmerizing. NYU Tisch student Peiqi Su created the 3D printed penis-hydra for display at last week's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) graduate showcase, rendering virtually every other exhibit dull and flaccid by comparison.
Beautiful! from Peiqi SU on Vimeo.
Why, Su? Why? The project's website explains some but by no means all of the rationale behind the dick-splay. (Scroll down for more atrocious puns.)
The penis is so different! This is my initial motivation, to study one of the oldest and probably the most attractive thing that humans interact with.
The Penis Wall is made up of 3D printed penises that each have six segments driven by servo motors. Equipped with an ultrasonic distance sensor, each unit can respond to a viewer's movements. Moreover, the Penis Wall can also be used as a display to represent data, for instance, fluctuations in the stock market.
Staring into the face (heads?) of so many pulsating penises, undulating arthritically like the geriatric attendees of a Cleveland Indians doubleheader struggling to rise for the day's 14th wave, a person finds themselves absorbed in almost tantric calm, and ready to make some unfortunate penis puns. To wit: Great Wall Of Penis, Dong Quixote, Moby Dick Wall, Good Morning Viet Dong, Penis Floyd's The Wall, Driving Penis Daisy, Pride and Prejudick and, OK that's it.