Just wanted to share this:
I have a friend who is in the same line of research, who told me they
are very cool to play with.
So trust the video.
On Feb 21, 2009, at 1:29 PM, Eirik Midttun wrote:
> Just wanted to share this:
Lots of things get called innovative these days; this one really
deserves the title. The possibilities are inspiring. Thanks for the
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I wrote about Siftables on my blog.
In it I wrote,
"...one thing we’re still really stuck on is the Single Screen
Interface. All of this activity is still geared toward a single
display, whether a TV, mobile device, a computer screen, or a wall.
(Seeing Siftables made me only even more frustrated with iPhone,
because there’s no reason iPhones shouldn’t be able to directly engage
with one another (I mean, even the original Palm Pilots allowed
infrared beaming!). Instead, iPhones are isolated, attention-greedy
Siftables begins to suggest what happens when your computers are
small, fast, cheap, and out of control (I very much think of Rodney
Brooks’ comments in Errol Morris’ superb film, Fast Cheap and Out of
Control.) There’s a whole new opportunity for connection, interaction,
swarming, meshing, and emergence.
Importantly, the form of Siftables also speaks to *fun*. They’re
blocks, and, as kids know, blocks are fun. The immediate impulse of
anyone interacting with Siftables is to *play* with them..."
On Feb 21, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Ted Kilian wrote:
> Lots of things get called innovative these days; this one really
> deserves the title. The possibilities are inspiring. Thanks for the
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I'm sorry, what? You don't think teaching children is 'practical'?
On Feb 21, 2009, at 9:44 PM, Travis wrote:
> I too was inspired when watching the TED video last week... My few
> ideas were also centered around Fun and Play and I wondered why my
> thoughts didn't move to a more "practical" use...
> They initially just seem so playful... I can see Blue Man Group
> using/promoting them :)
> %u2026the next gen Pokemon-type trading %u201Cblocks%u201D game for
> (wealthy) kids%u2026
> %u2026rave/club token for interactive music influence from dancers
> %u2026conference giveaway for interaction game/networking tool%u2026