At the MIT Media Lab, the Tangible Media Group believes the future of computing is tactile. Unveiled today, the inFORM is MIT’s new scrying pool for imagining the interfaces of tomorrow. Almost like a table of living clay, the inFORM is a surface that three-dimensionally changes shape, allowing users to not only interact with digital content in meatspace, but even hold hands with a person hundreds of miles away. And that’s only the beginning.
Created by Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer and overseen by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, the technology behind the inFORM isn’t that hard to understand. It’s basically a fancy Pinscreen, one of those executive desk toys that allows you to create a rough 3-D model of an object by pressing it into a bed of flattened pins. With inFORM, each of those “pins” is connected to a motor controlled by a nearby laptop, which can not only move the pins to render digital content physically, but can also register real-life objects interacting with its surface thanks to the sensors of a hacked Microsoft Kinect.
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Video Rating: 4 / 5
Nice but uh… useless.
Woa~ very cool
Everyone should have this!
this is not “invention”. This is use of pretty old technologies in another
(not very smart) way. I believe exactly THIS has no chance to live due to
its complexity and (i`m sure) sky high price. So this is waste of brains
and their time. They would better think how to fight greenhouse gases in
Really cool, it almost doesn’t seem real. I wonder though, how much of an
actual application this tech will have.
so……. kinnect is useful
A bit rough, but it would be more like a diamond in the rough as better
electromorphive substrates are being developed (possibly with specially
alloyed glass). However, that’s a shame that some trolls must be blind, and
let’s say, not the brightest bulbs on the Christmas tree. If somebody think
it’s useless, they really need to pick up a dictionary and look up the
word, “prototype”. The electromorphive technique may get obsolete quickly
once 3D laser holographic projection matures and start to display better
resolution, the basic concept behind this prototype is portable to the
computed hologram display, of course.
Is it possible to improve it by making the pins glow instead of light being
projected on them?
they should install a nice naked blonde dogystyle on the other side of the
mirror and make a final acceptance test
The people are LIARS. This is the work of the demon lord, but nobody will
see it that way. His influence will start as innocent, but it will grow
until we are consumed by the evil ‘gifts’ that he gives us.
Is it just me or did I swiftly remembered Big Hero 6???
Big hero 6 spring to mind for anyone else?
Just use 1080 of those little squares, and it would be like an HD computer
screen. 😀 Would break easily though, because they would need to be thin.
now thats what MIT can do!! :D
Doom game music
who cares – I’m a ludite. Technology just makes things worse. Build a road
– enslave everyone to buy a car and loose all their friends. Ignorance is
bliss. Better to live the same life over and over till the sun explodes so
we can speak the same language as our parents.
wow ei cara serio eu gostei muinto
lol these comments… for people who dont posses knowledge in electrical
engineering and programming this looks like a magical gamechanger that will
give the answers about the universe and about existence of ourselves just
because they LOOK amazing and “shiny” in their ignorant eyes(mind)…people
who didnt understand where does rain come from thought it was made and
governed by some god…same story continues no matter how ‘civilized” we
become and how much technology “progress” while the only key to answers
remain dull and useless , that is their *brain*
That’s not a “new technology”. That’s simply a new collaboration of past