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TeleTables is a telepresence project that is composed of a set of interactive tables. Wireless communication between the tables allows shadows that are cast on one table to be mirrored with light on the second table.
Sitting down to eat breakfast, the surface of the table is washed with red light to reflect the abstract shadow of the cereal bowl, coffee cup, and the movement of the college freshman's arms over the frosted plexiglass surface. Three states away, at her parent's house, a dance of red lights on the surface of a similar table mirrors her actions. Her father notices the lights as he passes by and he greets her by sliding his hand over the surface of his table to generate an amber trace of light on both tables.
last updated 4.1.2009 by Mark D Gross