LuminAR is a robotic mixed reality interface that evolves the concept of a desk lamp into a compact computing device transforming surfaces and objects into interactive augmented spaces.
Matthew Plummer-Fernandez is a digital artist experimenting with code, 3D scanning and 3D printing technologies. His latest set, Digital Natives, uses everyday items such as toys and bottles that are 3D scanned, creatively distorted and finally 3D printed. His objects will be on display at the 3D Printshow, London, Oct 19-22....
Suitable Technologies, a start-up from Palo Alto, CA announced Beam, their idea of a 'true remote presence device'. Beam is a human-sized mobile pod equipped with HD cameras, a microphone array, a 17" screen and speakers taking classical video conferencing on the road.
On the search for minimal and at the same time powerful tangible user interfaces I came across Griffin's PowerMate, a USB controller with programmable actions that works under Linux, OSX and Windows.
Monome is a small producer of handcrafted and beautifully designed tangible user interfaces since 2006. Their philosophy is to create simple and versatile tools designed for flexibility and produced with economic and ecological sustainability in mind.
Winscape is a reactive picture frame and video display from Rationalcraft that adjusts its viewing perspective to the position of a sinlge human observer. This creates a more realistic viewing experience similar to a real window into a remote location.
An inspiring video created by Egg Rock Pictures for Microsoft Office Labs shows Microsoft's future vision about user interfaces.