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2014 Innovation by Design Awards Experimental Winner: Inform, by Sean Follmer, Hiroshi Ishii, Daniel Leithinger (MIT Tangible Media Group)

One day, you could high-five your kid from across the globe, using MIT’s shapeshifting display, which makes digital information tangible. Our judges saw this core idea as quite powerful, even if it wasn’t yet a commercial product, since it’s the foundation for a solution to one of the greatest challenges of our time: connecting our analog selves across the digital divide.AL