Is this the future of communication?

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the US has demonstrated a 'Dynamic Shape Display' that physically changes shape to represent 3D content. The display, called inFORM, is a surface that attaches to a series of 'pins', actuators, and linkages. By moving each actuator, inFORM can move the pin it's attached to up or down, allowing for a wide range of movements and interactions.

Does this represent a cross-over between the digital world and physical one? And as design engineers would this be a useful tool during development. To add tactile response to virtual designs and environments?

What do you think? If nothing else, it's pretty cool isn't it.

Justin Cunningham

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