Can technology help you brainstorm? During a recent sit-on on a short film scriptwriting session, we observed the writers throwing ideas around a table, then Googling related topics for further inspiration.
Researchers at Japan's Keio University, in conjunction with IT company Kayac, have taken that one step further, with a hi-tech brainstorming supplement called "Kage Roi:"
"Kage Roi" relies on a speech-recognition capable computer that monitors the brainstorming session via microphone, identifies keywords, and automatically crawls the web in search of related information and images. A ceiling-mounted projector then casts the retrieved data and imagery onto dark, human-shaped shadows on the table during the course of the meeting. The brainstormers can free-associate on the projected data, use it as a tool for discussion, or rely on it for helpful cues if ideas are running short.
Read more about it here.
via pink tentacle