BumpTop, desktop with a physics engine

Anand Agarawala presents BumpTop, a user interface that takes the usual desktop metaphor to a glorious, 3-D extreme, transforming file navigation into a freewheeling playground of crumpled documents and clipping-covered “walls.”

Anand Agarawala: BumpTop desktop is a beautiful mess

Can’t wait for these things to materialize in every day computing. When I’m bored I start moving icons around in the desktop, drawing marquee rectangles selecting and unselecting them and so on. With this new desktop, I can sense my boredom cured. Totally.

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