MIT researchers have unveiled inFORM, a mind-bending, shape-shifting 3D installation that allows users to virtually “interact with digital information by rendering it in three dimensions.” The display itself is comprised of a grid of ‘pins,’ or long square-topped rods, that can be quickly moved up and down to form 3D shapes. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a video and more information.

Here’s a bit more information about the project from Laughing Squid: “A remote user�s hands can be rendered by the display, allowing the user to manipulate an physical object from a distance. The display can also be used to create 3D data visualizations and models. inFORM is a research project by the Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab.”

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