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NewsFountains is a new way of reading news instantly while drinking water from water fountains. The design merges the properties of water and digital information, enabling people to obtain the physical essence for our body and the digital nutrition for our mind simultaneously.

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  2. 2. &<br />Water<br />Information<br /><ul><li>for body, for mind
  3. 3. quench thirst, satisfy curiosity
  4. 4. scarcity of resources
  5. 5. circulates
  6. 6. takes the shape of the container or medium</li></li></ul><li> properties<br />common <br />Merging Opportunity <br />
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  13. 13. Implementation<br />PROJECTOR<br />NEWS<br />BUTTON<br />COMPUTER<br />
  14. 14. Vision<br /><ul><li>Represent abstractinformation inside materials of the physical world </li></ul> (soul) Aristotle (body) <br />“The truly profound technologies are those that disappear.”<br />---Mark Weiser<br /> “The truly profound interfaces are those that disappear.” <br /> ---me<br /><ul><li>Merge the physical world and digital world in a natural way</li></ul>(direct) (common properties) <br />“Mismatching of abstract information with the physical world materials is like<br /> assigning an integer into a computer memory space of string type, where you<br /> need to create an extra linking function called ParseString(num).”<br /> ---me <br />
  15. 15. Vision<br />Kiwi Project at Microsoft Incubation Education Team<br /> kids “feed” knowledge to digital pet in a virtual world<br />In real world<br /> News Fountain <br /> Incense Sticks <br /> Chopsticks <br />
  16. 16. Conclusion<br />Dangling String sound “indicates” internet traffic<br />Ambient E-mail Notification music “indicates” e-mail loads<br />Music Bottles bottles “contain” music<br />What is next? <br />From “implication” to “explication”.<br />