How to see around corners

Ramesh Raskar, from MIT Media Lab, presents at TED how to see around corners by using a super high speed camera that scans the reflections of light.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoHeWgLvlXI

See also http://cameraculture.info/news/

Shape shifting boat

A highly maneuverable, shape-shifting boat designed to soak up oil from the ocean by Cesar Harada.
This idea is indeed an evolution in the field of sailing.

Interactive social media

Scott Snibbe built some really amazing installations that enhance social interaction:

Another work by Scott Snibbe is the interactive animation creator for tablets:

In the following video, Scott Snibbe talks about interactive sound at TED.

See also http://www.snibbeinteractive.com/ and http://www.snibbe.com/

Emotion Technology

Rosalind Picard, from MIT Media Lab, talks about emotion technology at TED. The question is how computers become able to detect and interpret the mental state, facial expressions, or moods.

See also http://affect.media.mit.edu/projects.php