Sensoral Hack, Petting for Pleasure: FurReal S(t)imulation


Brenda Jean Grell - Experimental  2006  2:46 min  Providence, RI 

Sensoral Hack: The hacking of “The Smoochie Pup” becomes a means for exploring the physical relationship between two toy dogs. 

Petting for Pleasure: My appropriation of “The Smoochie Pup” pushes the boundaries of appropriate behavior between a female and mechanical dog by bringing out the sexual nature of toy’s hardwired actions. 

Brenda Jean Grell, originally from Culver City, CA just completed her MFA in Digital Media from RISD. Through physical and contextual hacking, she uses robotics and video to uncover where gender and technology collide.