InFORM may be in its crude, early stages of development, but a few seconds into the demo video and it's easy to see the limitless potential of applications, especially if the pixel "resolution" is increased. Education, architecture, city planning, games, 3-D prototyping, teleconferencing, surgical simulations, map making all stand to benefit from this device.
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"Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance," writes the Tangible Media Group. "inFORM is a step toward our vision of Radical Atoms," a future goal of creating "human-material interaction, in which all digital information has a physical manifestation so that we can interact directly with it."
Credit: MIT Tangible Media Group