Sifteo cubes: Hands-on Interactions, Intelligent Play, and SDK!

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Sifteo cubes are a new platform for Intelligent Play that combine the hands-on experience of classic games (dominoes, board games) with the interaction possibilities of videogames. Spun out of work at the MIT Media Lab and developed by “Sifteo”( – a startup in San Francisco — these little 1.5-inch cubes communicate wirelessly and and show graphics, and can be shaken, tilted, flipped, neighbored, and pressed. Hear how the idea came about and how you can develop apps for this new platform.

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David Merrill


David Merrill is President and co-founder of Sifteo. Dave is an expert in cutting-edge human-computer interaction, producing multiple award-winning interfaces and technologies that reinvent how people use computers. David and his work have been featured at TED, MOMA, the Discovery Channel and Wired.

David holds a BS in Symbolic Systems and an MS in Computer Science from Stanford, and an MS and PhD from MIT.

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