Here's a video we came across of the "Sony Revolution." Taken from what appears to be the inside of some sort of Sony laboratory, it shows a crazy yet intriguing table where transparent tiles are placed depending on content that wants to be interacted with. Want weather? Slap down the weather tile. Sports? Sports tile. And the tiles can interact with one another, too. It's whack; just watch the video.
These are called "DataTiles," as we learn below.
Update: Oh snap, "Jun Rekimoto" is the "Director, Interaction Laboratory Sony Computer Science Laboratories, Inc." Someone is probably in trouble.
Update 2: Or maybe not. They're called DataTiles, and plenty more information is available to the public from Sony CSL.
Sony Revolution Video (WMV) [gprime.net]