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19 JANUARY 2014

inFORM: prototype for a Dynamic Shape Display

"inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table's surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance."

(Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii, 2013)

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2013 • Akimitsu Hogge • Alex Olwal • applied research • computationally reconfigurable • computationally transformable • computer-mediated interaction • Daniel Leithinger • digital states • direct interactiondisplay device • dynamic shape display • form and appearancefuture interaction concepts • future materials • Hiroshi Ishii • human-material interaction • inFORM (prototype) • interact with digital information • interactive surfaceinteractive table • Material User Interface (MUI) • materialitiesMIT Media Lab • MIT Media Lab Tangible Media Group • physical and digital interaction • physical form • physical manifestation • radical atoms • reconfigurable material • remote communicationremote partner • Sean Follmer • sense of presence • shapes and formsshapeshiftingshaping our relationship to the material worldtabletoptactile communication • tangible bits • tangible computingtangible interfacestangible visualisationtechnology affordances • transformable material • world around us

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Alex Sisan
06 JANUARY 2010

Light Blue Optics unveils Light Touch: a 10-inch touchscreen pico projector based on lasers

"They promised us a device in 2010 and sure enough, Light Blue Optics just announced Light Touch. As the name implies, LBO's product is a laser projector that turns any flat surface into an auto–focused and image–adjusted 10–inch touchscreen with WVGA resolution thanks to its laser– (not LED) based pico projection engine dubbed HLP (holographic laser projection) and infrared touch–sensing system. Light Touch runs Adobe Flash Lite 3.1 and includes WiFi and Bluetooth radios, 2GB of on–board storage (with microSD slot for up to 32GB more), and a battery capable of about 2–hours worth of runtime."

(Thomas Ricker, 5 January 2010, Engadget)

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10-inch • 2010 • Adobe Flash Lite • bluetoothdevicehaptic interface • HLP • hologram • holographic laser projection • industrial designinnovationinput deviceinteractioninteraction designlaserLED • Light Blue Optics • Light Touch • microSD • pico projector • product designsolutionsurfacetabletoptechnologytouchscreenUKusabilitywi-fiWiFi • WVGA

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Simon Perkins
09 MARCH 2009

Microsoft Surface: interaction through tabletop device

"Microsoft Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. It's the first commercially–available surface computing platform from Microsoft. The product provides effortless access to digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects. Today, it's a 30–inch diagonal display in a table–like form factor that's easy for individuals or multiple people to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it's a surface come to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Today Microsoft Surface is available in the retail, hospitality, automotive, banking and healthcare industries. Consumers can interact with Surface at select AT&T retail locations, at the iBar located in the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and at select Sheratons in the U.S."
(Microsoft Corporation)

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Simon Perkins
02 NOVEMBER 2008

Jan Svankmajer: Dimensions of Dialogue 3

"In the third segment, the two bald human heads from the first segment, now fully dimensional on what is clearly a tabletop, gauge each other by eye, trying to figure out how to interact without fighting.

They cooperatively offer objects from their mouths that they think would help the other... toothpaste vs. a toothbrush, a pencil vs. a sharpener (held by disgusting tongues), etc.They start off okay, but eventually in their haste anticipate the other's needs, they start getting things wrong... a piece of bread gets a shoelace through it, the toothbrush goes into the pencil sharpener (not a pretty sight), etc., until the two collapse into panting wrecks, torn up by their hasty actions."

(Tim Fitzpatrick)

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Simon Perkins
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