Elektrobiblioteka / Electric Book
September 20, 2012 10:52 PM   Subscribe

Elektrobiblioteka / Electric Book (video). Inspired by El Lissitzky's manifesto published in 1923. Background. Full-text (Polish).
posted by stbalbach (4 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Wow! That's pretty amazing- thanks for sharing! I love getting to see the prototyping process behind this sort of thing and this is a particularly sweet execution. Then there's that whole arena of electronically augmenting common objects to extend their function and here again, this example really satisfies. I may have to dig out the Arduino and build a little flip-book...
posted by Phyllis Harmonic at 5:08 AM on September 21, 2012

Good to see this posted here. Along somewhat similar lines (demi-analogue/digital book) is the Between Page and Screen project by Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse.
posted by peacay at 7:22 AM on September 21, 2012

Watching it is like an Ur moment of a new media being born, Frankenstein creating a bastard creature with technology neither book or computer (the previous Frankenstein post is pure coincidence I guess the analogy somehow was planted). This idea of implanting circuits in paper is probably not new but have never seen it before, not as a craft project. It's steampunk with the mix of analog+digital, though not consciously, tries to be a real object.

(sorry OP should be "Electrolibrary", not "Electric Book")
posted by stbalbach at 11:23 AM on September 21, 2012

This could make for some really interesting art exhibits. This is brilliant.
posted by Kattullus at 10:08 AM on September 22, 2012

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