chapter  21
26 Pages

- Tangible User Interfaces

Where the sea meets the land, life has blossomed into a myriad of unique forms in the turbulence of water, sand, and wind. At a different seashore, between the sea of bits and land of atoms, we are now facing the challenge of reconciling our dual citizenships in the physical and digital worlds. Our visual and auditory senses are steeped in the sea of digital information, but our bodies remain deeply rooted in the physical world. Windows to the digital world are con-žned within ¥at square screens and pixels, or “painted bits.” Digital information remains caged apart from our visceral engagement, from enduring embodiments we can directly engage with our hands and bodies.