O IS FOR OOOOPS, I BROKE THE NEIGHBORS WINDOW WITH MY CURVEBALL
As touchscreens continue to become more popular so is the use of glass. Glass is normally thought of as a volatile material subject to shattering due to any high impact situation (dropping, crashing, etc). Glass has previously experienced major advancements in kitchen ware, the car industry, and now in the mobile/computational devices.
Check out the NPR broadcast below to hear about Gorilla Glass – a super super super strong glass that’s crazy versatile. Imagine glass so flexible that it can be shipped in rolls…my mind just shattered! [giggle]
The fact that our current interactions with technology involves a lot of finger to glass interaction is why this is relevant. Glass itself is not new, however our interaction with it is relatively new. Also, imagine how strong, flexible glass could be used: an interactive map that can roll or fold up, structural elements that take different shape, (add your ideas for application in comments).