DareDroid at Elektra Festival in Montréal, May 5-7, 2011

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On May 5, 6, and 7, 2011, the Modern Nomads showed the DareDroid at Elektra Festival in Montréal, QC.

The DareDroid is a line of biomechanical dresses using medical technology, custom hardware and human behaviour to explore themes of intimacy and human-robotic social interaction. Each human model and robotic dress collaborate to offer willing players a ‘gift’ in exchange for a game of ‘Truth or Dare’. This robotic performance entices participants to playfully transgress their standards of behaviour in public spaces, and invert their social norms by publically revealing personal information.

Modern Nomads (MoNo), the creator of DareDroid – is a three-person international artist group.

· Marius Kintel is a hacker, tinkerer, and engineer based in
Vienna Austria.
· Jane Tingley is a Canadian artist in sculpture, responsive
installation, and sound.
· Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch fashiontech designer of wearable
electronics and hydraulics.

Jane Tingley is the matralab coordinator.