I've got this project you may find interesting. It's a remote visual context communicator. Hold on: It's an abstract concept
A short description of the concept:
The non face-to-face communication of social and emotional experiences between people usually happens through phone or other media like e-mail, IM (instant messaging or webcam (e.g. Skype). The context in which the experiences were experienced plays an important role. Neither the technology nor our way of describing enables us to communicate this context in a way it can be “experienced” by the other person. There still are a few layers of formulation & interpretation in between: you can only imagine.
This project focuses on the design of a system that is able to communicate the real-time context of a remote user so that the receiving person is able to “ feel” as if he/she is there without the translation steps that are required when describing an experience.
Emphasis is on the visual element in experience and thus imaging technology. The final concept is a modular system of connectable triangles that can be mounted to the wall and can project a real-time abstract display of a remote visual context.
Videos and more information on the project: click
More information on the tech: click
Different visual contexts:
Some tech pictures:
Every two triangles have 1 arduino, one home-etched circuitboard with 4 TLC5940s and 18 groups of 2 RGB LEDs.
The software (Flash)