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October 01, 2006

The iBar illuminated bar

photo of iBar interactive bar

My brain is sufficiently simple to make me happily stare at pretty much any changing pattern of light. Add alcohol to the mix and I am totally on board. So I would no doubt spend many happy hours hanging in a bar equipped with the iBar interactive bar counter. Any object that touches the bar (a glass, an ashtray, a patron's hand) generates a soft glow within the bar surface. Lines of light shoot through the bar connecting the objects in constantly changing patterns. The photo gives you a little taste of what it's like, but you really need to watch the video to get a full sense of the thing in action. The iBar is the work of a British company called Betaminds, which has made a number of clever and beautiful interactive systems.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at October 1, 2006 07:56 AM