I/O Brush

By: Alex Covert - Published: Nov 25, 2007   Updated: Apr 6 2011 • References: web.media.mit.edu and techeblog
Although it was developed way back in 2005, and you can't actually buy one yet, this 'paint brush' redefines how artists and art interact. The seemingly normal-looking brush actually houses sensors that copy colors, textures, and movements and transfers them to a digital screen. Hats off to Kimiko Ryokai, Stefan Marti, and Hiroshi Ishii for developing such a cool application.