It looks like these interactive table posts could become a weekly blog feature. Here are two more interactive table projects.
Opensource interface to create music with tangible objects. To operate the interface users manipulate blocks of wood, the program then generates sounds and visuals based on those positions. The interface utilizes a custom Processing library which receives Open Sound Control messages from PureData. It looks like there is still a good bit of information to fill in on the site but the O’Shea’s willingness to share the technology behind this project is and exciting sign.
Developed by the Pervasive Technology Labs for the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This table can run a couple software applications including a Restaurant Finder and RiverSide data explorer. The display technology is a projector suspended overhead (seen during installation), users move objects around the table which are recognized by video tracking software. On this page the second screen for data display is clearly visible, this is the first dual screen table I’ve found besides the Dialog Table.