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