PaperWorks aims to
enhance a seemingly mundane, but ubiquitous, resource to support
everyday work, interaction and collaboration - paper.
This project, funded by the EU, seeks to exploit the advantages of new
computing and multi-media resources whilst also maintaining the
properties that make paper such a pervasive material. In particular we
will undertake novel research in engineering, computer science, and the
social sciences to develop innovative ways of interleaving the paper and
the digital. In this project we explore ways of enhancing reading,
writing and other paper-based activities. This involves the use and
development of sophisticated inks, papers and substrates, complex coding
and detection systems, software and information architectures, as well
as novel work in product, information and interaction design. These
design and development activities are supported by experiments,
technical interventions and studies of both potential users of augmented
publications, and of publishers and other content providers.
The project partners within PaperWorks bring these activities together
through the development of robust applications and publications that
demonstrate the many ways by which we can build bridges between the
paper and the digital.