What does the future of sexual consent look like?90% of sexual assault victims do not report to authorities. This is in part due to the belief that they do not have a basis of evidence to ground their case. Consent is a grey area but what if every sexual encounter was monitored so there would be proof should anything non-consensual happen?
Though seemingly logical, CNTRL is a speculative work posing as a solution – designed for an imagined future where the implantation of an intrusive device is made necessary due to the legal system's failure to give justice to sexual assault victims.
This device operates by the use of two gestural passwords created and known only by the owner. Using a combination of gestures made using one's arms/fingers, users must respond to the implant's regular alarms checking-in on all active parties and requesting for an expression of consent.
A mandatory government initiative where an implant is inserted at the age of consent also raises implications of regulation in the private sphere, blind contribution of data, and surveillance of the body. The collection of audio, blood alcohol content, heart rate, and other information is advertised to be monitored only during prolonged sexual contact and stored securely on the blockchain.