Design

Siftables, the toy blocks that think: David Merrill on TED.com

In the latest release from TED2009, MIT grad student David Merrill demos Siftables — cookie-sized, computerized tiles you can stack and shuffle in your hands. These future-toys can do math, play music, and talk to their friends, too. (Recorded in 2009 in Monterey, California. Duration: 7:09.)

Watch David Merrill’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 360+ TEDTalks — including more talks about invention.

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