The star of the show, however, was the presentation on the Edible User Interfaces, which proposed "getting interfaces off the desktop and into our mouths, stomachs, and eventually colons." The problem with conventional interfaces:
Effective, but not particularly tasty.
A natural progression from GUI to TUI to... EUI!
The TasteScreen interface, which uses computer-controlled dispensers to drip flavouring agents onto your monitor. Effective, but not so practical for multi-user applications.
Also shown (though i didn't manage to get a picture of it) was the BeanCounter interface, in which the computer releases jellybeans from an upper container into a lower container upon calls to
malloc(), and then dispenses them from the lower container upon calls to
free()so that we programmers can be rewarded for our diligent programming practices.
The presenter, Dan Maynes-Aminzade, also mentioned a paper of his on quiche-based encryption. A result of the paper: 64-bite public quiches are insufficient; at least a 128-bite quiche is recommended.