reality editor

What Would You do with a Magic Wand?

With the Internet of Things, controlling objects daily is becoming real. Recognizing that most “smart” objects can’t communicate with each other, and often only serve one function, Valentin Heun at MIT’s Fluid Interfaces Lab introduced an app, Reality Editor, aiming to empower users to integrate their smart tools. When you connect dots on your finger tip featuring the app, smart objects in a room start communicating each other. While there’s no shortage of skepticism about the IoT, a combination of individual creativity and Reality Editor could bring interesting outcomes to human interactions and physical environment outside of a room.

*GIF via Fast Co.Design

Dameun Kim

Dameun Kim is an urban planner. She aims to connect different aspects of city planning through her interdisciplinary experience in planning and engineering. Her interests in adaptation strategies to climate change and physical planning led her to Vancouver, after her prolonged expedition in three continents.

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