The Virtual and Physical Worlds Collide with InFORM


Meet inFORM, the Dynamic Shape Display that reads physical, 3D content and digitally reproduces the movement in real time. It uses a newly developed, reconfigurable material called Radical Atoms, which can transform to mimic the movement of the user through a remote sensor. In other words, it can do what you do. InFORM can replicate whatever movement you make in front of the sensor, creating a virtual version of you that can interact with the physical world.

The Tangible Media Group, led by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, is a branch of the MIT Media Lab. They work on various projects that give physical form to digital information. They are currently exploring the use of inFORM with geospatial data, such as 3D maps and architectural models. You can see it in action in this video.

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