“Interlink: Multimodal Tools for Supporting Discourse in Physical Environments” prototype was a project directed by Pamela Jennings that developed methods for creating interactive social interfaces, incorporating tangible objects, networked devices and collaborative activities. “Context aware components” were designed to facilitate discourse and enhance understanding and contextualization of information and shared awareness. The goal of Interlinks is to design a set of tools and user interfaces for initiating dialogue and building bridges between people, their intellectual and practical actions, and sociocultural reality as they encounter each other in public environments. Possible applications for the Interlinks framework include the design and augmentation of arenas such as museums, public arts installations and entertainment facilities.