Nowadays, as society spends much of its time on the web, our social identities are formed not just by our physical activities, but also by our virtual interactions (e.g. email, AIM, Flickr). Yet our current lack of technologies that interface between the real and digital dimensions leaves a gaping chasm between the myriad levels of social interaction. In one intuitive tangible interface, we enable users to define their literal "personal space" and set "the privacy settings" of their combined real-and-virtual appearance.
By Chaki Ng, Agnes Chang, Cynthia Ting, Arlene Persaud, Taro Narahara for Tangible Interfaces course, Fall 2009.