In case the whole high school experience and trying to keep up with your peers wasn’t stressing you out enough, then this Lego-like digital radio prototype called Olinda ought to push you over the edge. So what does this thing do exactly? Well, it lets you tune into your favorite radio show and also lets you see that your friends are not even remotely interested in the station of your choice and allows you the insight to completely overhaul your personality overnight to better match whatsoever it is that is more acceptable within your social circle. Commissioned by BBC Audio & Music Interactive R&D and created by London-based designer Jack Schulze and Matt Webb, Olinda features six lighted buttons which use wifi and Radio Pop (BBC’s website for sharing ‘now playing’ information) to show when a friend is listening to the radio.
If you want to listen to the same station your friend is tuned into, you simply press the same light button your friend is indicated through and let go of whatever small semblance of an individual personality you had left before you entered junior high! I’m just thanking my lucky stars this thing came into being a good half decade after I left high school because I sure know what a havoc those manipulating Queen Bees could ensue with gadgets like these.
Source: Like Cool