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The inFORM by Tangible Media Group Envisions Future of Commuting as Tactile

By: Meghan Young - Published: Nov 13, 2013 • References: tangible.media.mit.edu and fastcodesign
The technology of today might impress and awe people, but the inFORM by Tangible Media Group, a MIT Media Lab, shows that it only scratches the surface of what is to come. Focusing on interactivity, it is a dynamic shape display that would theoretically allow people to reach through a monitor and touch actual objects and people.

Likening it to a table of living clay, Fast Co Design writes that the inFORM by Tangible Media Group essentially ushers in a future of computing that is tactile. Specifically created by Daniel Leithinger and Sean Follmer and overseen by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, it is essentially "a fancy Pinscreen, one of those executive desk toys that allows you to create a rough 3-D model of an object by pressing it into a bed of flattened pins."