“Siftables are cookie-sized computers with motion sensing, neighbor detection, graphical display, and wireless communication.” Wheew! Sounds like we are the 21. Century, right? I remember reading this kind of product descriptions for audio-software with things like pitch-shifting, beat-detection and wierd complex effect-chains. Now we begin to talk about all this wireless and tangible things. Motion sensing! Neighbor detection! Cute little displays!!
Who made them? The Siftables come from the MIT Media Lab and were made by David Merrill and Jeevan Kalanithi. I suggest, that you look at this small demonstation video below, and than take the deep dive on the Siftables website. There’s also a TED-Talk available!