The Living Wall Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is aimed at creating electronically enhanced wallpaper that will be able to turn on and control devices.

The Living Wall Project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is aimed at creating electronically enhanced wallpaper that will be able to turn on and control devices.

Magnetic and conductive paint on the surface of the wallpaper combined with touch sensors, LED’s and Bluetooth technology will allow users to touch decorative elements of the wall to turn on lamps, adjust heating or activate a stereo.

New Scientist talks with Leah Buechley, head of the Living Wall Project:

“Our goal is to make technologies that users can build on and change without needing a lot of technical skill,” says Buechley.

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