MIT Shows Off Amazing Tactile, Shape-Shifting User Interfaces (w/video)
November 13, 2013 by Dave Haynes
The frighteningly bright young minds at MIT are making a lot of progress with the concept of changing interactivity from graphic user interfaces to tactile ones. I can’t begin to explain how this all works, but it’s intriguing and impressive.
The little mechanical blocks that slide up and down as images shape-shift are early stage and very low resolution. But you could imagine what this would be like with very fine blocks, down to pixels wide. I have seen high resolution projection mapping concepts by Christie that play with these concepts for things like seismic exploration maps and military reconnaissance.
Very, very cool stuff.