Olivia Newton John's popular single "Let's Get Physical" came out in the early 1980s, at about the same time that HCI researchers were bringing the physical world back into computing by inventing new interfaces that let you talk, move, touch, and gesture with them . Within HCI, Hiroshi Ishii and his tangible media group were among the first to explore the merging of form and computation in the late 1990s. They were looking for ways to bring the richness of physical interaction into the sterile world of digital information. Technological advancements and a better understanding of the psychological and…
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