18 March 2009

David Merrill ~ Inventor of Siftables Interfaces!

It was great to catch up with MIT Media Lab PhD student David Merrill tonight on my MaximizingProgress.tv show (f.k.a. HighTechFever) where he shared his personal pathway from tinkering as a kid, through computer science and music at Stanford, to time in the research groups of both Professor Joe Paradiso and Pattie Maes. Most recently he's famous for Siftables, simple sensor-networked tangible user interfaces built into dominoes-like display widgets. These are a platform for many possibilities, from play toys to physical games to brainstorming tools and more. Check out David's TED demo talk...

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