|MIT: Tangible Interfaces MAS 834 Hiroshi Ishii|
|Super Cilia Skin is a literal membrane separating a
computer from its environment. Like our skin, it is
haptic I/O membrane that can sense and simulate
movement and wind flow. Our intention is to have it
be universally applied to sheath any surface. As a
display, it can mimic another personís gesture over a
distance via a form of tangible telepresence. A
hand-sized interface covered with Super Cilia Skin
would produce subtle changes in surface texture that
feel much like a telepresent "butterfly kiss."
|Felt & silicone prototype model.|
|"Natura maxime miranda in minimis"
(Nature is greatest in little things)
|A Kinesthetic Informatic Interface|
A small object surrounded with Super Cilia Skin could
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