Artist Arrested for Distributing 3D Schematics of Her Vagina

By Gary Cutlack on at

Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi, who works under the pseudonym Rokudenashiko, has been arrested under local obscenity laws, after emailing about 30 people 3D printing plans that would enable them to knock out an exact clone of her private parts.

Igarashi created the fuss by asking a crowd-funding site for money to help create a boat shaped like her vagina, with one of the, er, rewards being that backers would receive the 3D scan of her front bottom required for the project. Following through on that promise landed her in trouble, with authorities believing that sending out the 3D lady data is tantamount to distributing pornography. [Kotaku via Guardian]