Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sixth sense technology

This presentation from the recent TED conference is excellent. It was the talk of the show and in it Pattie Maes from the MIT Media Lab's new Fluid Interfaces Group looks at the tools we use to work with information and connect with one another. She demos their prototype "Sixth Sense" device. Its 8 mins long but well worth watching - seems very bizarre to begin but as they explore the opportunities for the technology towards the end it doesn't seem so outlandish!


  1. I caught this on Giz the other week and it's rather incredible – the tech isn't fascinating per se, but it's the genuinely innovative look at what could be the next (ahem) paradigm shift in user interaction.

  2. Totally agree. It applies today's technology in a new (ahem) ubiquitous way.

    I laughed at the idea that when I meet someone they can see my LinkedIn profile or blog flash up on my t-shirt, but getting the Amazon star rating just by looking at a book cover, and receiving the thoughts of a reviewer I respect (rather than the one the book chooses to print) is very interesting.

    Some definite PR implications too...