By Andrew Liszewski
Like a real life version of Harry Potter’s Mirror of Erised (Desire), Romy van den Broek’s Through The Looking Glass mirror does more than just show a person’s reflection. Admittedly it won’t reveal your heart’s desires, but it does let kids experience an interactive fairytale. For the prototype they went with the story of Hansel & Gretel, and through the use of a highly reflective LCD touchscreen display and motion capture software, young’ns are encouraged to participate as the story unfolds. For example, in this case they’re encouraged to gather stones for Hansel before the story continues. Two kids can even interact with it at the same time, although you’ll probably be spending twice as much time cleaning off pint-sized fingerprints.