I was truely stunned after I watched the video and reading the thesis about Funktionide, a concept by young German Stefan Ulrich or Eltopo. According to Eltopo Funktionide reflects upon how new technologies will change future products, and the way we interact with them. The Funktionide is an amorph object whose intention is to provide the user with a atmosphere of presence thus counteracting the feeling of loneliness.
Eltopo also created an amazing liquid wall (do check this!), to able people for authenticity and presence of materiality, and with this he and Yi-Cong Lu were named winners of the International Design Award 2009.