Social Vibration

social vibration hoodie
Dana Gordon’s mobile physical computing prototype:

A garment that bridges between our life in the real physical world and our web 2.0 increasing social activity. The hoodie can recognise other hoodies from same or related “social network”. In case a member of the same online community is present in the same physical space (around 10 meters), the hoodie activates a subtle vibration, announcing this presence to the wearer in a discreet manner.
The hoodies are wirelessly connected via radio, themselves hooked to small vibration motor inserted into the fabrics.

Dana Gordon is a graduate of the Interaction Design Institute Ivre, develops new tangible design projects and consults for artistic interactive installations. She is currently based in Cambridge.
Social Vibration. Via Rhizome.