So much cyber socialization takes place in front of a computer screen, so there are many reasons to be surprised and delighted by the Tomodachi Block system. Imagine if you could step away from your desk and have a chat to familiar faces within a tower of wooden blocks!
Indeed, this concept by Aya Shimada proposes a collection of seemingly tiny TVs that take the appearance of elementary children's toys. The notion truly makes video calling all the more casual. What's most fascinating about this idea goes beyond the charm and the convenience that's so evident in this project and involves the way that each modular unit interacts. When multiple "Friend" Tomodachi Blocks are stacked or clustered together, a group conversation with those corresponding companions is initiated.