XPDay and the Drift Table30 Nov 2005
Bill Gaver gave an fabulous keynote at the recent XPDay conference. He talked about designing things for Ludic (playful) Engagement.
This included the Drift Table, a coffee table that enables people to slowly float over the British countryside from their own sitting room. The weight of objects left on the table control the slow drift of aerial photographs displayed in the table surface. This table suggests a 'hole' in the home connecting physical and virtual space. A display on the side of the table shows the location of the aerial image. See photos of the drift table in use
Check out this paper to find out more.
I bet you want one of those tables as much as I do!