MIT Media Lab – Fluid Interfaces Group
Reality Editor is a web-based tool from MIT that uses AR interfaces and Logic Crafting to connect devices over the web and help control the physical world. These interfaces both act as input interfaces for the Logic Crafting system as well as output displays for numerical values, search results, and other forms of data display.
Something interesting about how the Reality Editor system uses AR is that it tries to minimize the amount of AR visual space that is dedicated to inputs and actually helps bring physical input devices into the digital world as a form of Augmented Reality.
We have naturally and intuitively used our hands to interact with the physical world around us for hundreds of years, and the Reality Editor system is trying to give back some of that physicality that has been somewhat lost in our current overabundance of ambient tech devices or flashy, eye-catching screens and signage. The AR is only mainly used to help the user determine what physical objects are connected and how they work together.