One of the coolest things I saw when I was at PaperCamp was Tom’s microprinter:
…an experiment in physical activity streams and notification, using a repurposed receipt printer connected to the web.
Now there’s a wiki where people—like Roo Reynolds—can come together and share their experiments in microprinting:
Hackers across the country are buying up old old receipt printers and imaginatively repurposing them into something new.
It’s such a great little step on the way to a Web of Things. Here’s another such step, from Fluid Interfaces, built for less than $350 using a webcam, a 3M projector, a mirror and a mobile phone:
Students at the MIT Media Lab have developed a wearable computing system that turns any surface into an interactive display screen. The wearer can summon virtual gadgets and internet data at will, then dispel them like smoke when they’re done.
Sounds like a way of levelling up in the game of being Matt Jones:
He sees mobile as something of a super power device and described something he calls “bionic noticing” - obsessively recording curious things he sees around him, driven by this multi-capable device in his pocket.