iPhone App Generates Microclimates Of Random Interactions
A proximity-aware application fosters unexpected connections between strangers.
A new iPhone app seeks to transform everyday life by encouraging experimental forms of behaviour. Users upload a profile picture and select a list of situations they would like to happen to them. These range from innocent “hug me for 5 seconds exactly” to subversive “let me inspect the contents of your bag for bombs and such.”
When out in public, the app’s participants are only alerted to other users in their proximity and subsequently notified of the situations those users would like to occur. From there the random interactions commence: