Ars Electronica: Tangible Interfaces

Ars electronica is shaping up to be rather overwhelming again this year – six days just aren’t enough to take in all these lectures, exhibitions and performances. I’m also moblogging at flickr, if that’s your kinda thing.
Two nice projects right up my alley as part of the interface culture exhibition:
reacTable, yet another musical tangible table. Uses visual code recognition for tracking tokens.
recipe table
Recipe table is a panel built into a kitchen’s countertop – place products on it and it’ll suggest recipes with these ingredients. Search results can be influenced by placement of products, e.g. things placed closer to you have a higher priority as ingredients in recipe suggestions. Uses the same visual code recognition system as reacTable.