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Electrolibrary – a paper book that is computer’s interface
What do you think of having the chance of operating your computer by the book?
Electrolibrary is Waldek Węgrzyn’s 2012 diploma project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Poland.
The idea for the project was inspired by El Lissitzky’s manifesto published in Merz magazine, in July 1923. In the manifesto, the Russian artist and designer foreseen print books would evolve into mediums enhanced by electricity.
The project connects a custom-made 32-page paper book to the computer via USB cable.
Just like a mouse or a keyboard, the printed book is a way to control the computer. It lets perform special tasks on a connected website. The reader can navigate the site by turning the pages. On top of that, sensors embedded in the illustrations let the reader activate animations on the website.
It is an experiment containing the elements of graphic design, electronics, programming, printing and bookbinding techniques.
Electrolibrary was awarded many prizes, including the one from The Association of Applied Graphic Designers in the Début category.
Electrolibrary – a book that’s computer’s interface
Via Creative Applications Network.
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by Suzanne Collins
Part 1: The Mentor
Coriolanus released the fistful of cabbage into the pot of boiling water and swore that one day it would never pass his lips again. But this was not that day. He needed to eat a large bowl of the anemic stuff, and drink every drop of broth, to prevent his stomach from growling during the reaping ceremony. It was one of a long list of precautions he took to mask the fact that his family, despite residing in the penthouse of the Capitol’s most opulent apartment building, was as poor as district scum. That at eighteen, the heir to the once-great house of Snow had nothing to live on but his wits.
His shirt for the reaping was worrying him. He had an acceptable pair of dark dress pants bought on the black market last year, but the shirt was what people looked at. Fortunately, the Academy provided the uniforms it required for daily use. For today’s ceremony, however, students were instructed to be dressed fashionably but with the solemnity the occasion dictated. Tigris had said to trust her, and he did. Only his cousin’s cleverness with a needle had saved him so far. Still, he couldn’t expect miracles.
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