* project animations & process documentation coming soon! * 

“what would sex look like if it were completely anonymous?” using arduino and bio-sensing technology I worked to answer that question by recording an individual’s heart rate and inputting that data into Processing to create digital paintings.

below are results from this experiment.

the top is the data recorded from two people having sex, while the bottom is the data gathered from an individual masturbating. this project was meant to show sex, and more specifically an orgasm, as a piece of art rather than something to be ashamed of. 

the diameter of the circle fluctuates depending on the intensity of the individual’s heart rate, the longer the line, the more intense the heart rate, likewise, the color coordinates to the intensity of the heart rate, the warmer colors being more intense, while the cooler colors are less intense. 

this project was meant to be a prototype, to prove that this concept was possible. i believe that there is refining that must be done before i would consider this project “complete,” but this was a successful first attempt. 

other applications for this technology: 
- recording your heart rate during exercise 
- your heart rate during major life events   
- heart rate during meditation