social textiles show icebreaking interaction through wearable messages social textiles show icebreaking interaction through wearable messages
feb 08, 2015

social textiles show icebreaking interaction through wearable messages

social textiles show icebreaking interaction through wearable messages
images courtesy of fluid interfaces




social textiles by the MIT media lab’s fluid interfaces group, enhances a non-emissive digitally linked shirt that serves as a catalyst for producing icebreaking interaction opportunities. the novel platform generates conversations for community organizers, when amongst gatherings of unacquainted people. the functional, work-in-progress prototypes reflect shared interests with users, who are based in a close physical proximity.


social affordances and icebreaking interactions through wearable social messaging
video courtesy of fluid interfaces


the wearable technology displays shared interests of close-by users, in order to break down the initial social barriers


diagram of how the non-emissive digitally linked shirts function

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