MIT Media Lab develops Smart Objects: a system that incorporates physical and digital interfaces to enhance an object

Smarter Objects from Fluid Interfaces on Vimeo.

This makes me think about what I mentioned once during Jia’s Human to Machine crit, about the problems with a frictionless relationship between human and machine interfaces. This seems like a really fascinating way of combining digital and ‘analog’ things. When the person in the demo dragged different gradient overlays onto a lightswitch to change the colors of the lightbulbs in the rom that just blew my mind.

 
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3 responses to “MIT Media Lab develops Smart Objects: a system that incorporates physical and digital interfaces to enhance an object”

  1. Phil says:

    In a way this also kind of touches on what we were talking about in Yea Won’s crit of just ‘sticking an iPad’ onto things as solutions.

  2. Won says:

    I think ‘sticking an ipad’ will sometimes make you stuck on the medium but finally it will liberate with learning process. thats the process of problem solving with technologies. I tried without procrastination because it seemed interesting to me as my learning. Very cool example. Thanks for sharing.

  3. John says:

    Great example, indeed. The iPad adds a layer of “intelligence” and UI control that doesn’t need to be seen on most days. It makes me think of the remote control, and how most of the buttons are just preferences.

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