You probably have an e-book reader, but you probably find yourself missing the sweet, sweet feel of a newly minted page on your fingertips from time to time. I don’t read all that much, but I know I miss curling up with a book and shutting out the outside world for a while. Being able to jump from one device to another is something we talk about a lot regarding our content, but what if you could jump from a page in a book, to an e-reader, then back to a book again, having the pages sync with your computer in real time? Or, what if flipping the pages of a book brings up new content on the web in real-time?
The Electrolibrary, a design project by Polish designer Waldek Wegrzyn, is a customized electronic-book that connects to a computer via USB and triggers the computer to react based on page turns in the book. Theoretically, the book could be used to trigger any event on a computer. It could turn the pages of a digital book, pop up related news or explanatory content on the web — the possibilities are endless, really.
This mashup of the digital and tangible worlds is quite extraordinary.