inTouch from Shan Lin is an interactive video messaging cube designed to help students overseas stay connected to their families back at home. The cube is inspired directly by video messaging applications such as Skype, but aims to be more interactive so as to build a more intimate connection between chatters.
Photos, statues and emoticons can all be updated from inTouch's touchscreen. To get in touch with loved ones, simply rock the cube back and forth to give them a call. If you don't feel like talking you can put the cube in the palm of your hand and shake it to leave them a message. inTouch also lets you set reminders to call people, a feature that any forgetful college student would love. You can check out several conceptual images of Shan Lin's inTouch here.