Researchers create touchpads with a can of spray paint

Research like this comes right out of some of my favorite fiction. Cheap touch sensing surfaces invite the question, what novel and interesting things can you do when literally anything can be made into a touch interface? Couple this with other recent developments in applying connectivity and computing in this way and it is hard not to see how ubiquitous computing, connectivity and sensing could radically alter not just our connected lives, but our offline lives as well.

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TCLP 2015-03-29 My Drivable Computer

My New CarThis is an episode of The Command Line Podcast.

This episode is an experiment. I recorded an extemporized monologue in my car during what is a fairly regular drive for my right now. I expressed my gratitude for, and inspiration from, Patrick McLean, in particular his return to The Seanachai, and Dave Slusher.

I talked about the new car I bought at the end of January, my reasons for buying it and my experience of genuinely feeling that I am driving a computer.

You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.

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