Just been writing up on the DataTiles in the background section of my thesis, and realised I’d never seen them in action. A quick search found this video. A very modular tangible interface with lots of possible design possibilities.

David Merrill’s Siftables

Spotted David Merrill’s Siftables project in the New Scientist yesterday, then came across this talk he gave at TED. I like the idea of using the Siftables as a music controller/instrument, but I think too much functionality is being packed into each device. Perhaps the music-Siftables will get really interesting when each block is smaller and cheaper, so that you could use a few hundred of them at the same time.
Below is a video of just the music application:
Siftables Music Sequencer from Jeevan Kalanithi on Vimeo.