Artists Jane Tingley (sculptor, responsive installation, and sound artist – based in Montréal, QC. CAD), Anouk Wipprecht (fashion designer, technology and fashion – based in Amsterdam, NL), and Marius Kintel (hacker, tinkerer, and engineer – based in Vienna, AT) have designed and built the prototype DareDroid.

DareDroid is a cocktail dress that makes cocktails. The dress has two levels of responsiveness - the first level is externally triggered, as the sensors built into the dress will give it “a mind of its own”. The dress will respond to people based on proximity using the rules of proxemics introduced by Edward T Hall in 1966, which measures the distance between intimate space (0 – 18 inches or 0 - 46 cm) and personal space (1.5 – 4 feet – 46 cm - 120 cm). We have used these distances to create rules that define interaction, so if the viewer enters the models intimate space, the technological system will shut down preventing any liquid from being dispensed. However if the viewer remains within the personal space, or at a respectful distance s/he will activate the dispensation of a non-alcohol containing liquid (cranberry juice etc...). Once the liquid has been put into the cup, the viewer is then invited to an touch phone based game of Truth or Dare. If the participant completes the game, the model will then choose to add the alcohol into the drink. If the player refuses to play the game, then s/he will be given just the juice.

Special Thanks to...
Roboexotica, monchrom, Shifz, V_2 Labs, Robert Lunak, Promecon, Metalab, quartier21, and MuseumsQuartier Wien

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