several ambient visualization devices that represent time-varying data in an aesthetic way in the periphery of human attention. designed & prototyped by students, these ambient displays include
Visual Heart Music: an art installation which receives the viewer's heart rate & parses it to generate generative images & sounds,
Presence Frames: networked picture frames that indicate the presence of the person in the picture using motion detection, &
Slumberlights, glowing picture blocks for ambient, distant communication via a luminescent cube containing a photograph of a distant friend or family member that glows when that person is asleep.
see also collaborative physical user interface for a similar large collection of ambient information visualization devices. [nyu.edu|via mocoloco.com]