For those who thought Fabian Hemmert’s concept of the shape-shifting mobile phone to be a far too fanciful, think again. TAT, an admirable group of visual artists, engineers, and interaction designers who “eat, sleep, and breathe user interfaces” also sees a future replete with malleable screens. In fact, TAT also envisions a future where screens can be built into wifi connected mirrors, desks or backside of gadgets clothed with e-ink screens, tactile feedback, color screens with great contrast in sunlight, holographics/stereoscopic screens, color e-ink touch screens, or screens that know their relation to other screens with the help of ultrasonic emitters and microphones. It’s pretty awesome and I wouldn’t mind stretching my tiny phone screen out to tablet size whenever I needed to or read some e-mails on my mirror as I brush my teeth. Hats off to these innovators and forward-thinkers. Oh, and by the way, Blackberry’s RIM (in their pursuit to out-sexy Apple) has acquired TAT with a new, long-term, and in-depth commitment to developing better user interfaces. After all, in this fast-paced day and age, no user has the patience to deal with a touchscreen that falls a touch below magical.