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nimio.jpgambient awareness devices as physical pyramids made out of touchable translucent white silicone that enhance 'awareness amongst a closely collaborative workgroup' via ambient information display. the prisms use embedded microphones & accelerometers as input & LEDs lights as output to reflect activity level around the other prisms. for instance, sound in the vicinity of one of the 'red' prisms will be displayed on all other devices as a pulsing of the red light in rhythm with the sound. in addition, users can shake one the prisms (result: 5s color activitation on all others) or move them together (result: animated rainbow effects) to provoke motivational feedback. see also audio cubes & networked objects. [uci.edu & uci.edu(pdf)]

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where do you get the name Nimio from??

Mon 05 Sep 2005 at 10:28 AM
Nimz

nimz, you should ask the original authors of the project, or hopefully they will answer here so everyone can learn.

Mon 05 Sep 2005 at 11:11 AM
infosthetics

sorry for the late answer. in latin nimio means "much" or "far" and since its an interface for rich interaction over distance it seemed to make good sense :]

Tue 27 Sep 2005 at 3:42 AM
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