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Secret Lives Of Books

Trees, trees, more trees, and oh, trees

26 Apr 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

I’ve been quite quiet over the last few weeks- for which I apologise: You see we’ve been interrogating our ideas: For me this have invoived learning to make vector drawing for laser cutting, and re-laying, re-checking and then re-checking again all the interconnecting parts. I’ve had…

Constraints of space inspiring rapid prototyping

08 Mar 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

Early this week I entered into my first foray into the world of Pinterest: trying to get all our collective thoughts, and stimuli into a communial space. And it worked: We realised reviewing these boards (which are growing daily) that we’d missed a key element: How…

Forwards and backwards

26 Feb 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

Forwards:  We’ve got the IMU sensors that attach to the book talking to the first version of the visualisation platform. This is a great acheivement- and Phill Tew has created this beautiful desert that you can fly a book through. Ever so 101 Arabian Nights….

There should really be some pretty pictures….

31 Jan 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

So I mentioned that this week whilst Tom and Phill were furiously working their magic on sensors and getting to go to Birmingham I was investigating behaviour. The logic behind this is: We want people to go on a flight of fantasy with the book, and…

RFID hassles

25 Jan 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

The things that’s totally stumped us over the last week is propriatorial RFID frequencies. Oh yes, indeed- turns out most library systems all use one RFID tag system that’s not easy to buy independent readers for. Which in some ways is obvious, but kinda of…

Begin, at the Beginning

17 Jan 2013, Posted by Laura Kriefman in Project Journal

This week we’ve gone back to the beginning. Why have decided to research this area- why are we certain that we should continue to celebrate the physical presence of a book? How do people behave in bookshops, libraries and second hand book stores? We don’t…