Queen's University's Human Media Lab is a multidisciplinary media laboratory that creates different interfaces that facilitate further innovation in technology. So far, this has included Attentive User Interfaces, foldable paper computers, flexible smartphones and tablets, as well as pseudo holographic 3D cylindrical telepresence displays. Most recently, Human Media Lab has been working to design Organic User Interfaces.
To find out more about the groundbreaking work Human Media Lab has been busy with, Trend Hunter spoke with electrical engineering master's student Calvin Rubens. As he explains, Human Media Lab's aim is to uncover new ways of computing that go beyond the standard mouse and keyboard, which he says will one day be obsolete. With this, Human Media Labs enters the foray of programmable matter, which can take almost any form so that the interface can conform to the user, rather than the other way around.