inFORM: An Interactive Dynamic Shape Display that Physically Renders 3D Content

Daniel Leithinger, Sean Follmer, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii

inFORM is a Dynamic Shape Display that can render 3D content physically, so users can interact with digital information in a tangible way. inFORM can also interact with the physical world around it, for example moving objects on the table’s surface. Remote participants in a video conference can be displayed physically, allowing for a strong sense of presence and the ability to interact physically at a distance. Learn more and watch video of inFORM in action on the Tangible Media research group website:

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inFORM project
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Tangible Media Group, MIT Media Lab