Another MIT graduate thesis, but I'm not going to shoehorn this one into my getting-old-fast DIY week. Olli from shinerclay.com (and New Jersey) writes to remind me about Audiopad, a truly amazing music interface that pisses all over Lemur. James and Ben took some 'pucks' containing radio transponders, a matrix of antennae embedded in a flat surface and a video projector, and combined it all with an astonishingly cool interface. It's really too great to try to explain in words, so watch this video: QT High/QT Low. It starts out with a bit of student ravey stuff, but stick with it. That interface really is amazing. At the moment, all James and Ben are doing is winning a bunch of awards with Audiopad, but say they're 'looking at commercialisation'. ps: I wish I'd gone to a college where this counted as work and John Maeda was a teacher.