Presenting information in an interesting way probably is as important as the information itself. While not revolutionary, Richard Harvey’s Floating Forecaster does present information in a very cool package. It uses a matrix of 30 floating ping pong balls to display information and was initially developed to display weather information with the balls playing the role of clouds, rain or snow.
The Floating Forecaster has undergone and upgrade since, and now it can represent information sent from an iPhone to a physical display. The said information of course, is displayed by the floating and hovering ping pong balls. It is also possible for users to directly control the system using their phones.