What if you could simply run your hand across the wall to turn on embedded lighting or music? That's the thinking behind the Living Wall, an interactive wallpaper designed by a group called High-Low Tech.
In most homes you need switches for everything from controlling the lighting and audio system, to running appliances. The Living Wall is intended to take embrace that technology, while creating a much less obtrusive human interface. High-LowTech says you can even send a message to a friend with a simple swipe on the wall.
That's all very cool but let's hope that if this actually makes it to market, they manage to come up with some slightly less garish patterns.
The Living Wall is on display at the Fuller Craft Museum near Boston through February 11 of next year.