Pattie Maes is an associate professor in MIT’s Program in Media Arts and Sciences. Her newly founded Fluid Interfaces Group, also part of the MIT Media Lab, aims to rethink the ways in which humans and computers interact, partially by redefining both human and computer.
In Maes’ world (and really, in all of ours), the computer is no longer a distinct object, but a source of intelligence that’s embedded in our environment. By outfitting ourselves with digital accessories, we can continually learn from (and teach) our surroundings. The uses of this tech — from healthcare to home furnishings, warfare to supermarkets — are powerful and increasingly real.
Have a look at this incredible peek into the future of interactivity between humans and computer. It is quite mindboggling.