Levitation as UI

“What if materials could defy gravity, so that we could leave them suspended in mid-air?” ask the creators of ZeroN. “ZeroN is a physical and digital interaction element that floats and moves in space by computer-controlled magnetic levitation.” One could ask questions about precision and practicality, but… holy crap, levitating balls as UI!

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2 thoughts on “Levitation as UI

  1. I love the potential for programming 3D cameras and scene manipulation. If you can scale such a thing nicely, I can see building entire miniature scenes with rapid prototyping, then performing your fly-throughs just like a kid with a superhero action figure. You could even generate POV cameras for characters, vehicles, etc.
    Now scale it up for a body suit and never need a bed again! 😀

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