Nokia’s Research Center in conjunction with the University of Cambridge created a concept device called Morph that reflects both organizations efforts in nanotechnology. Since yesterday the concept device has been on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art where it will be shown until May 12th.
Dr. Tapani Ryhanen, Head of the NRC Cambridge UK laboratory, Nokia, commented: “We hope that this combination of art and science will showcase the potential of nanoscience to a wider audience. The research we are carrying out is fundamental to this as we seek a safe and controlled way to develop and use new materials.”
Professor Mark Welland, Head of the Department of Engineering’s Nanoscience Group at the University of Cambridge and University Director of Nokia-Cambridge collaboration added: “Developing the Morph concept with Nokia has provided us with a focus that is both artistically inspirational but, more importantly, sets the technology agenda for our joint nanoscience research that will stimulate our future work together.”
The concept is pretty intense. NRC thinks the future will be stretchable, self cleaning, self charging, transparent with a constant ambient techno soundtrack in the background while you go about your day.
“Elements of Morph might be available to integrate into handheld devices within 7 years, though initially only at the high-end.”
In 7 years … hard to imagine what we will think of as high end in 7 years.