New shape-changing tech will revolutionize computer interaction
Sean Follmer and Daniel Leithinger, both PhD students at MIT, have created a device that converts digital content into a tangible 3D format. InFORM is designed to be a physical means of displaying imagery, rather than the illusionistic three-dimensionality of a standard hologram. According to its designers, inFORM is ideal for controlling media, illustrating bar graphs and charts, 3D modeling, and as an educational tool. This fascinating video demonstrates exactly how inFORM works, so prepare to have your mind blown.