Surround Sound Technology to View Outside the TV

This is a project that lets you see beyond your TV screen. The designer uses a phone or a tablet to move around in different directions to see what’s happening off screen using “surround sound” technology.

I think this would be a great idea for solving mysteries or situations happening beyond what security cameras could capture.

http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2010/augmented-tv-0409

Future Story Book and Drawing Book

This is a paper-based platform that blends physical and digital techniques for story creation.It allows to view, edit, and share information instantly. It is done by projecting on the paper surface. This project would be great for kids learning environment. A lot of the things kids already do at schools such as drawing, reading, and story telling, all could be done with this digital book using interactivity. The projection also creates less mess for art projects and it is easier to share.

http://nedm.media.mit.edu/

Tables Light Up in Reaction to Sound, Making Them Breathing Tables

The tables light up when there is sound waves and stay calm when there is none. They also react to each other when they are placed against each other.  I think it is a neat idea to show interactivity and a a fun tool. It’s hard for me to imagine what this would be used for though. The only thing I could think of as another innovation for security alarm system.

http://leslieruckman.com/electronic_projects.html

Interactive Wall That Adds Fun and Functionality at Workplace

This is an interactive display on a wall hallway of  Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery truly gives an idea of what the institute is about. Information about the building and departments are stored in this interactive wall for visitors. It not only helps users to find their way around the building, but it creates an extra program for a hallway.

http://freshome.com/2011/04/21/digital-wall-pushing-the-limits-of-interactive-technology-video/

Digital Molecular Matter for the iPhone or iPad

When we discussed digital molecular matter in class, I found a website that had apps for the iPhone or iPad that used the this technology.  In these apps, you can bend, twist, and shatter objects based on their materiality, control how they are effected by gravity and export what you do as a video to upload to YouTube.  I had no idea this technology was so readily available.

http://www.pixelux.com/index.html