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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Very Smart: Tomodachi: The building blocks of friendship (Wired UK)



"...Designer Aya Shimada has designed ... the Tomodachi (Japanese for "friends") Blocks. Each one wirelessly connects to the web and can be representative of a single buddy. As Yanko Design explains, the block will then live-stream audio and video from that friend using an onboard speaker and iPod nano-sized screen built onto the block.

However, Shimada's most novel idea is that you could then stack the blocks and their internal sensors will then pick-up on who is present to allow group chat...."

Posted via email from Siobhan O'Flynn's 1001 Tales

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