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Homoerotic 3D Autostereograms

December 8, 2009

Below are a few fun homoerotic autostereograms, or erotostereograms as I like to call them, that I made for the Skeive Kunstnere 2009 art exhibit. If viewed correctly, the seemingly plain brick walls will pop out as three-dimensional homoerotic shapes. At the exhibit it was quite amusing to see how some people could see the effect right away, while others would stand there staring intensely for minutes, and only see a brick wall. The trick is to de-focus your eyes, and look through the pictures. Once you’ve learned how to, it’s not that hard.

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As it was the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, which in many ways began the modern gay liberation, I decided to use different stone and brick wall patterns for my erotostereograms. Click on the thumbnails to see bigger full size images.

Erotostereogram #1

Erotostereogram #1

Erotostereogram #2

Erotostereogram #2

Erotostereogram #3

Erotostereogram #3

Erotostereogram #4

Erotostereogram #4

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Below are the depth maps I used to make the stereograms above. A depth map is simply an image where white is nearest to the camera and black is farthest away. They clearly show the motives used, for those of you that are unable to see the 3D effect.

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Depth Maps

I used Blender, GIMP and Stereograph, on Ubuntu, to make the erotosteregrams, all of which are freely available open-source software. When I get around to it, I’ll post a tutorial on how to make your own autostereograms, but for now you’ll just have to enjoy looking at mine.

Gender-Blind

November 29, 2009

In 2007 I took part in Skeive kunstnere’s art exhibit, during Oslo gay pride. I exhibited four pictures based on Ishihara color tests, but using gay, lesbian and transgender symbols, instead of letters and numbers. Each picture was printed on 50x50cm canvas. The idea behind the images was that we all see things a little different. What is appealing to one person, may be unnoticeable or repulsive to the next.

The images were made using Inkscape, svg and php. I used Inkscape, an open-source vector drawing program, to draw the different gender symbols. I then wrote a small program in php, that took those images and made Ishihara’s out of them, as svg files. I guess you could call it programmer art. 🙂

If you can’t see the one on the lower left, don’t worry, you’re not colour blind. It’s the one representing heterosexuality, and as a joke, I put nothing in there…after all, I personally can’t “see” heterosexuality. 🙂

On the other hand, if you can’t see the symbols in any of the other three, you might actually be colour blind! Though, please don’t use these as an actual test, and go see a doctor if in doubt, it might just be that your monitor has wonked colour settings.