MemTable is an interactive touch table that supports co-located group meetings by capturing both digital and physical interactions in its memory. Everyone can be a scribe at the MemTable. The goal of the project is to demonstrate hardware and software design principles that integrate recording, recalling, and reflection during the life cycle of a project in one tabletop system.

Memtable poses an important question to HCI designers: How can the multi-person interactions we design be integrated with our work practices into systems which have history and memory? What is the social computing space of the future?


Hunter, Maes, Scott, Kaufman. “MemTable: An Integrated System for Capture and Recall of Shared Histories in Group Workspaces. ” CHI 2011, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 7–12, 2011.   [PDF]

Seth Hunter. “MemTable, Contextual Memory in Group Workspaces. ” Masters Thesis, MIT Media Lab, 2009, Sept 1, 2009.   [PDF]