news:rewired to feature demonstration of new Interactive Newsprint prototype

A project called Interactive Newsprint, has unveiled a prototype “smart” newspaper that enables readers to play audio by pressing parts of the paper, will be demonstrating the technology to delegates at news:rewired – digital stories.

The project, which is led by the University of Central Lancashire, is centred on a desire to connect print newspapers to the internet and develop paper that can sense touch and offer responses to that, such as by playing audio.

The project is said to be collaborating with community publishers “to examine how printed electronics and ‘smart paper’ could become a self-sustaining and affordable news and information platform”.

Here’s a video showing the latest prototype:

Those behind the project will demonstrate the prototype to delegates at news:rewired – digital stories on Thursday 6 December. Book Your Place!

The one-day conference will be held at MSN UK in Victoria, London. An agenda will be published on very soon. Almost half the tickets for the event have already been solved, here is a list of just some of those who have signed up to attend so far.

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