Just like the Highlander , wouldn’t it be handy to be able to sense other of your own kind when they are in your environment?
JB and I made this first working prototype, designed to sense other geeks in the neighbourhood. Each shirt recognises the other, and identify itself as part of the same community - When there’s a matching one in a radius of 5-10 meters, the shirt discreetly announces the user by vibrating. Then, by exploring the space, it’s possible to figure out who is the stranger sharing your interests. If you lost the vibe, you’re probably in the wrong direction…
Two hoodies are now waiting for you to try them on, at the dorkbot Paris desk at the “Les Mondes Hors Pistes” festival.