"Everyone On Wall Street Is A Dick."
May 23, 2014 8:45 AM   Subscribe

The two-day Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) graduate showcase at NYU was a madhouse, with some 100 projects on view, ranging from groundbreaking innovations to timely trinkets. But the most talked about project by far was Peiqi Su's "Penis Wall" - an array of 81 robotic phalli that rise and fall in response to the stock market. Official Vimeo account for the project - Thesis presentation - in depth How-it-was-made production blog. (Slightly NSFW if your work doesn't like white, plastic, abstract dicks.)
posted by The Whelk (14 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite

penis wall. i am in awe. if yahoo finance bought and integrated this concept, i could intuitively scope out the market even faster than now.
posted by bruce at 9:07 AM on May 23

Oh, hey, I taught a class at ITP last semester and saw the Penis Wall in production. I assumed it was some kind of reaction to Danny Rozin's Wooden Mirror piece which has hung in the entryway of ITP for many years.

posted by chasing at 9:08 AM on May 23 [5 favorites]

...if your work doesn't like white, plastic, abstract dicks.

/mustn't make a joke about fellow employes, mustn't make a joke about fellow employes, mustn't make a joke about fellow employes

/damn it
posted by Celsius1414 at 9:13 AM on May 23 [19 favorites]

Thanks for this -- I saw this somewhere earlier this week and loved it, but the behind the scenes stuff makes me love it so much more.

Because seriously, what is not to love about something with a section labelled Penises Matrix Design.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:14 AM on May 23

I have a friend who graduated from this program and have been to (previous) shows -- definitely worth a visit if you're in the area. They do some amazing work. And some, um, other stuff.
posted by Mchelly at 9:19 AM on May 23

Looking forward to reading this, though I already favorited because of the title.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:29 AM on May 23

Reminded me a bit of Japan's IDPW.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 9:51 AM on May 23

Now I want to make a "deleted scene" for the movie "Labyrinth" that's more NSFW and nightmare fuel.
posted by Pronoiac at 9:54 AM on May 23 [2 favorites]

They don't look comfortable. But the stock market thing—brilliant.
posted by jeffamaphone at 10:25 AM on May 23

I think "abstract" means different things to you and me, Whelk.
posted by asterix at 10:39 AM on May 23

Inspired by the late H. R. Giger?

Now I want to see the same thing with hundreds or thousands of big swinging dicks, each one moving according to the price of a single company. You could do the S&P 500, or utilities, or any subset of the market you want. A whole new paradigm for data visualization!
posted by TedW at 11:53 AM on May 23

I see that government stimulus has added some bounce to the market.
posted by Kabanos at 12:29 PM on May 23

Guys! Guys! I've got a great idea for how to integrate visualization of dividend payments into the Penis Wall!
posted by Hairy Lobster at 1:44 PM on May 23

The Dickwolf of Wall Street
posted by munchingzombie at 9:49 PM on May 23 [3 favorites]

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