Wednesday 16 September 2009

Touch-less Interactivity

This video explores interacting without touching. Timo Arnall of the Touch project at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design in Norway, is examining Near Field Communications (NFC) as a means of creating new possibilities and interactions through the use of mobile devices and RFID.

"With RFID it’s proximity that matters, and actual contact isn’t necessary. Much of Timo’s work in the Touch project addresses the fictions and speculations in the technology. Here we play with the problems of invisibility and the magic of being close."

And in case your unfamiliar with RFID;

"Radio-frequency identification is the use of an object (typically referred to as an RFID tag) applied to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification and tracking using radio waves. Some tags can be read from several meters away and beyond the line of sight of the reader."

Nearness from timo on Vimeo.
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