MIT recently unveiled a "morphing table surface" that can reproduce close-by physical objects in real time. The interactive table, which was created by professor Hiroshi Ishii (and his students at the MIT Media Lab), is designed to allow users to interact with digital information in the real world. It's being called a "Dynamic Shape Display," and you can learn more about it here. —Adam Albright-Hanna
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