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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Session 2: ReFrame - Pattie Maes

Again, it's all about bringing information together.

Can we develop a sixth sense? What's the meta for information? We can't really use our cell phones to get immediate optimal decision making tools.

At the IdeaLab she's lead the creation of:

What looks like a pendant that holds camera, mirror, projector, phone... Wait, this will make sense when you see it. It's like Jeff Han's TED talk from years ago, except any surface is THAT surface.

It's so awesome we cost her time on her limited presentation because of the applause.

Like the futuristic movies where people see the world and the data scrolls through their eyes- this gives you the info without getting into your eyes themselves, which is nice that no one has to mess with my eyeballs. It projects from the chest and goes to a surface in front of you.

Ask me more later. This is hard to explain here in this blog of hurrying.

But holy @#$@ you're going to love it.


  1. Huh. I'm confused... again. But look forward to seeing it and trying to understand. Right now I feel very East Coast -- thousands of miles away from the action and... sleepy.

  2. I'm really sorry that post was hard to write, her gizmo hard to explain. I'm already prepping for today's posts, but I hope to be able to link to her work shortly!