super cilia skin

pet and respond

Super cilia skin is a tangible interface which responds to touch. Like our skin, it is a haptic I/O membrane that can sense and simulate movement and wind flow. Our intention is to have it be applied to a surface as a textile. As a display, it can mimic another person's gesture over distance via a form of tangible telepresence. We yearn for the day when the things we touch can touch us back.

a collaborative effort by

James Tichnor, Hayes Raffle, Mitchell Joachim and the Tangible Media Group (Professor: Hiroshi Ishii) at MIT Media Lab