Oasis Table: A Virtual Interactive Aquarium

Oasis Table: A Virtual Interactive Aquarium

Range Govindan
Aug 13, 2008

Aquariums are soothing and relaxing. Anyone who has seen one, knows how relaxing it is to watch fish swim around. When space is an issue, the interactive table comes to the rescue. More than a screen saver, the display will show fish evolving in their virtual environment.

Yunsil Heo came up with this interesting table. It features natural elements, such as sand and pebbles. When they are moved around, they reveal a hidden display. Once this is done, virtual aquatic life starts to grow in the gap. When sand or objects are moved back onto the gap, they are reset.

is an interactive space where people play with natural elements, such as sand, pebbles, leaves and water. The movements and displacement creates virtual aquatic life, which prospers and perishes in the environment. Thanks to the pebbles, leaves or water, people can communicate with the virtual creatures.

comes in two different flavors, and .

features the shaping areas of water with sand, compacting them and creating canals. The creatures are designed to avoid pebbles and are surprised by loud noises.

In , the fish will tend to chase floating leaves on the water. People will discover translucent life forms living underneath the leaves.

It's an amazing concept that is in prototype form. No details about prices or availability have been announced.

[via Gizmodo, photos via Oasis]

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