I had the great pleasure of participating again at Picnic, this time organizing a panel between Fabien Giardin, Nicolas Nova and Dennis Crowley on the topic “The Near Future of Pervasive Media Experiences.”
I gave a brief presentation on “New Interaction Rituals” (PDF available here) describing the curious prehistory of interactions between humans and keyboards that then evolved into the canonical desktop interactive computer setup of keyboard, mouse and visual display. Then the questions is — "what next?" Or, even better, "what else?" A small number of current projects are described briefly to outline interactions that expand beyond the current finger twittering, button twitching sort.