Social Fabrics: Wearable + Media + Interconnectivity

BFFM allows wearers to send and receive audio files from their peers without any legal repercussions. A necklace acts as an FM radio transmitter, transmitting sound for the radius of a few city blocks. Four other necklaces are radio receivers, complete with built-in speakers. A message from the transmitting necklace is broadcast to the receiving friends and those around them, creating a system of temporal file sharing. Like the boom boxes of the 1980s, the necklace is an attention-getting device and can play audio in public places. Similar to a friendship bracelet, the necklace is a wearable visual indication of intimacy. However, it is also provides an audio connection from friend to friend.

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Updated 22 July 2009