Future Present

Seamless Interaction

A couple weeks ago I was at dinner with some friends. At some point, talking about recent trips, people wanted to see pictures. As iPhones ware passed around (always a little worried that swiping to the next photo might reveal something not intended to be shared), we realized that we could exchange photos with Apple’s […]



I had lunch today at genes@CO-OP, the cafe at Barneys New York‘s Madison Avenue store. It’s a remarkably restrained, and so quite pleasant, interactive dining experience  designed by 2×4. It’s simple enough… a long double-sided table, and at each seat, a touchable monitor under the glass surface. You can choose what you want to eat, […]

Past Present

Cooking Dinner and Project Oasis

This is interesting… Intel Labs’ Oasis Project uses your kitchen countertop to recognize the foods that you place on it, and projects a variety of interactive content. It’s still early research, and so the sorts of interactions possible, as well as the content that’s projected, are pretty basic. But the video suggests a variety of ways people […]