The Involuntary Dance Machine

Peter Hansén, Robert Nyberg, Monica Richter, Ossian Sunesson

Abstract


Have you ever dreamed about losing control over your own body? With the Involuntary Dance Machine you get the chance. A special dance suit containing medical electrodes is strapped to your body. By stimulating muscles in the arms and legs with electricity that is sent in impulses, the Dance Machine makes you move involuntary. Connected to a sound source, the spasms and twitches of your body occur to the beat of the music/sound. You become an electrical puppet, an automaton, a vessel for the current. You will dance to the rhythm whether you want it or not.


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