MIT Tangible Media Group

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The Tangible Media Group, led by Professor Hiroshi Ishii, pursues the vision of Tangible Bits & Radical Atoms to seamlessly couple the dual worlds of bits and atoms by giving dynamic physical form to digital information and computation.

TMG strives to push the boundaries of HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) by inventing new digital/physical materials and inspiring people through engaging interactive applications. Their work centres on the vision of new materials, which they call “Tangible Bits” and “Radical Atoms.” They seek to advance mission-critical fields such as design, communication, and artistic expression. Among them, they are focusing on “Tangible Telepresence” to reinvent distancing and to strengthen the connectedness among people separated spatially and temporally by introducing “tangibility” to interpersonal communication and collaboration channels.