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Paper Gaming: Creating IoT paper

August 11, 2015
Mark Lochrie


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Authors: Mark Lochrie , John Mills, Paul Egglestone
Abstract: Paper is ubiquitous. It forms a substantial part of our everyday activities and interactions; ranging from our take-away coffee cups - to wallpaper - to rail tickets - to board and card games. Imagine if you could connect paper to the Internet, interact with and update it with additional data but without recourse to reprinting or using e-ink alternatives. This paper explores work examining conductive inks and web-connectivity of printed objects, which form part of an emergent sub-field within the Internet of Things (IoT) and paper. Our research is starting to explore a range of media uses, such as interactive newspapers, books, beer mats and now gaming environments through prototype IoT device named EKKO; a clip that allows conductive ink frameworks to detect human touch interaction revealing rich media content through a mobile application as the ‘second screen’.

Where: CHI-Play 2015
Publication date: 05/10/2015
Document: pdf