The DareDroid is a biomechanic cocktail making dress that uses medical technology, customised hardware and human temperament to provide you with a freshly made cocktail. The human host and robotic dress work together to provide you with a cocktail in exchange for a game of “Truth or Dare”. The robotic performance playfully transgresses and explores human interaction in public spaces and inverts the normal social experience by asking people to reveal personal information.
Sensors around the model’s neck detect your presence and allows the technological system to dispense non-alcoholic liquid. Your willingness to play a touch screen based game of Truth or Dare, combined with your natural charm triggers the decision to give you more than just juice. LED’s on the robotic dress indicates your proximity to the human host, and if you breach her intimate space the system shuts down. Play the game, and be rewarded.
The Modern Nomads (MoNo) – the team behind DareDroid – is comprised of a hacker, a fashion designer, and a sculptor.
Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch fashiontech designer that uses electronics in her designs.
Marius Kintel is a hacker, tinkerer, and engineer based in Vienna and at the Metalab.
Jane Tingley is a Montreal based artist who works with sculpture, responsive installation, and sound.