In the real world, we get to know something by touching and feeling the objects. The same isn’t possible on video — yet.

In MIT PhD candidate Abe Davis‘s dissertation, he explains how he’s trying to change that and introduce tactile input into videos.

He is working to mimic real movement through filming “vibrations.”

A Reddit user posted the video on the site and it catapulted to the top of /r/videos for good reason: it’s an incredibly neat look at the dynamic future of video and how we will interact with it.

According to the video, the “tiny almost invisible vibrations” in objects, sometimes only slightly moved, are analyzed and the information gathered is used to create an “interactive dynamic video.” Read more…

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