November 8, 2008

Networking the Book

Original post from August 1st 2007

Adam Dewitz on his blog posts about Networking the Book where he describes how Manolis Kelaidis, a lecturer at the Royal College of Art in London, UK has made the traditonal paper-based books interactive by embedding circuitry and wireless network technology. I won't repeat it, just follow the link above if interested.

This is somewhat related to the European "Paper++" project that included work by ArjoWiggins (the paper company) that was using conductive inks to make books interactive also.

Ben Vershbow at The Institute for the Future of the Book provides an analysis on the ergonomics of Kelaidis’ book and it implications as a competitor to electronic display-based books.

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