Passionate and nostalgic for the legendary Osvaldo Cavandoli and his "line", a trait capable of telling exciting stories, know that in tangible reality you may one day find yourself interacting with an interface that recalls your favorite. The MIT Media Lab is developing a "shapeshifter" interface that has a linear form. An interactive snake if you like. A line, geometrically speaking.
Because it's interesting
The line has billions of interesting features from the point of interactive design. The possibility of converting abstractness into forms of complete meaning, for example. The definition of margins or outlines. The ability to adapt to the surrounding environment. Using many of these aspects, the group thus presented some of the possible applications with a hypothetical interface capable of changing its shape according to the functions and situations.
LineForm, this is the name of the project, was born just like a "line": a series of actuators able to move together or independently create different shapes. LineForm can become a "smart bracelet". A phone equipped with systems that provide feedback in an intelligent and sensory way. The rest is history to see: the video will make you understand better than many words :)