Last year I spotted this TED presentation of MIT’s David Merrill presenting a concept of connected and interacive dominos he calls “siftables”.
Siftables act in concert to form a single interface: users physically manipulate themâ??piling, grouping, sortingâ??to interact with digital information and media. Siftables provide a new platform on which to implement tangible games.
This kind of interactive connected devices really prefigure the next generation of interactive connected games which are finally letting the technology in “things”Â without the need of dematerializing everything into a (mini-)computer.