This is cool! I saw it on CNet news.com. It is a concept design that came in as a finallist in the “nextGen” PC design competition sponsored by Microsoft. This idea, dsigned by Moh. Tri Hariyanto, is a touch sensitive digital palette that you could mix your colors and then paint with a set of brushes on a digital surface.
Imagine this with one of those big multi-touch surfaces they’re talking about now. Imagine one of those surfaces on an easel and some smart software that makes my paint apply like the real stuff. I might even take up digital painting.