Jeff Han's TED2006 talk about this unusual user interface. (Free video, about 10 minutes. In person the TED conference is what... $5,000?)
SIGGRAPH 2006 Emerging Technologies - Most Captivating
- Morphovision: Toshio Iwai
- Perceptual Attraction Force
- Shared Design Space (incorporating the Anoto pen -- a pen with a camera in it that, when used on special patterned paper, keeps track of where it is and what you're writing)
- Tablescape Plus
Ethereal for Mac OS X. It reconstructs network traffic. Even more interesting is EtherPEG, a free Mac program that listens to what JPEGs and GIFs people are looking at on your network. Creeeepy... (you'll need to type some commands into the terminal window). Here's an example of what was flying through the air at a computer conference.
Okay, that should keep you busy for the next few hours.