Thursday, June 3, 2010

Porn you can touch



From New York Daily Times:

The New York Daily News reported that a Canadian artist is creating porn for the blind by turning nude photos into raised images.

The news report said Lisa Murphy of Toronto takes the pictures herself, then uses materials like clay, metal, cardboard to make a relief that's put into a machine that spits out formed plastic pages.

It's an involved process: An individual image takes up to 50 hours to make, and in turn, every book page is made by hand. Thus, the steep price - a copy of "Tactile Mind" goes for $225 Canadian dollars each.

"Even sighted people want to touch it," Murphy, 35, told the News. "Everyone needs outlets to use their imagination, whether they are sighted or not."

Since completing her book about two years ago, Murphy has made about 60 copies of her book.

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