Connected Paper, EKKO and Analytic Futures: News and Paper Data

John Mills, Mark Lochrie, Andy Dickinson, Tom Metcalfe, Paul Egglestone

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Advances in conductive inks and increasingly accessible and flexible platforms, such as Arduino and Raspberry Pi, are allowing researchers to transform a range of surfaces, including paper and additive layer objects, into capacitive surfaces. When imbued with Internet connectivity, and placed within the "Internet of things", opportunities to create interactive surfaces that respond to touch and offer audio playback or other data transfer via additional connected peripherals emerge. This poster explores the potential for web-connected paper interfaces with the media and publishing sector and an accompanying content management and system-analytics package to present a range of content, design, interaction and revenue-based opportunities for related industries. It also hints at how paper could be a viable interactive surface and posits potential related work on a wider and cross-industry spectrum.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Interactive Tabletops & Surfaces
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
ISBN (Print)9781450338998
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameITS '15
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery


  • interactive
  • print
  • internet of things
  • mobile
  • conductive ink interfaces
  • paper

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