Morephone – the bendy phone

The morephone is a concept design by ‘Human media lab’ at Queen’s university, Canada who also developed the Paperphone
When a call or message is received instead of ringing or vibrating the phone itself curls – it can be set by the user to curl in a different ways for different things, for instance when a text message is a received just the top right corner may curl.


The phone itself is made from a thin, bendable material and underneath the display are wires made from a shape memory alloy which changes shape when electrical charge is passed through it.


Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (; converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (

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