Cartoon — TVs That “See”: New Levels of InteractivityBy Jessica Reinis January 14, 2010
Contributing editor: Kim Gaskins.
This cartoon was inspired by a new TV prototype from MIT’s Media Lab that achieves “a level of interaction that nobody’s ever been able to do before.” (Chris Grayson brought to our attention that Apple had actually patented something similar in 2006.)
The concept is “an everyday LCD screen [that] has been modified to ‘see’ the world in front of it in 3D” and respond to it accordingly. (Gestures are the new remote!) Gestural interfaces, of course, constitute a core foundation of MIT’s SixthSense technology, and are being incorporated increasingly into everyday personal electronic devices.
Cartoon by Jessica Reinis.
Jessica is an analyst for Latitude Research with proclivities for creative doodling and human-centric technology projections. She is the leading analyst on the current Latitude 42, an innovation study on Web technology featuring children ages 12 and under (read more on this study). Currently, her other focus areas include digital content access and new payment models, as well as next-gen advertising.
Header image courtesy of Dyanna, (cc) some rights reserved.