Toriton Plus Like Cylon Datastream

The Toriton Plus music controller is a device that lets you create music by gently caressing the surface of a plate of water.

(Toriton Plus music controller video)

The Toriton plus music controller is a prototype device created by Sebastian Tomczak. It uses five laser to measure the surface wave values.

Technovelgy reader Moira sees a strong resemblance between this device and Battlestar Galactica's Cylon datastream 'terminal.'

(Standing before the Cylon datastream 'terminal')

The datastream on a Cylon basestar seems to actually consist of water; humanoid cylons work with it by gently touching this illuminated panel covered by a thin sheet of water. Possibly display as well as interface? The ultimate touch screen.

Someone better at Photoshop than I am could create the ultimate multi-touch display; or maybe just a iPhone 'living MRI' dish to hold in the palm of your hand...

(Closeup of Cylon datastream controller)

Thanks to Moira for pointing this out.

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