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colorWAVE is a user-oriented home device designed to connect us with our friends in novel and fun ways. colorWAVE connects users across distributed global digital networks through local physical interactions. The device connects to a local wifi network, and transmits touch commands into musical messages of up to five seconds using force-touch sensors. Through simple touch commands, users can send a receive sound and light-based messages to up to three individual friends, or all three at once. Users control and create their own ‘syntax and language’ through collective use. Jingles, melodies, and random progressions become messages coded like words and phrases.