This is a great way to demonstrate an entire project using a physical model. Projected light shows various site conditions and programs; and all this is controlled just by an ipad. To me, it almost looks like the same thing that we try to achieve using digital 3D models. This would also probably be a cheaper method. However, physically being there and experiencing it with a physical model at that scale and the site conditions is definitely worthwhile compared to just a digital animation.
As convenience increases, is solitude on the increase as well?
Technology is shrinking our physical social interactions and turning them into passive communications and transactions via netwroked technologies.
Checkout what Apple has on mind.
Adobe released an official statement against Apple and other manufacturers refusing to allow flash on their devices. The lack of flash is one of the greatest problems with the Apple products in my opinion but it is based in an Apple decision to make as much money as possible.