The multitouch-table is by many ways better than applications based entirely on a screen and controlled by mouse interactions. The interaction can be designed more contextually and intuitive, the information can be presented more approachable.
As well it is possible to work together at the same application with more than just a single person.
There are many possibilities within a news portal in working with, processing and making tangible great amounts of information.
The application has access to the API of the New York Times that provides all information from 1985 to the present. The project has been carried out entirely in processing. The reacTIVision-software was used for the tracking of the objects.
The interactive table used for the project was designed for the mæve-installation by students and personnel of the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences.