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Pitchforks and Printed Electronics

Print is dead. Long live print. Tom Pain's 21st century pamphlet connects to the internet to showcase user generated content from activists in Syria and bloggers in Preston (UK). The web gets physical with Interactive Newsprint - a new platform for community news, whilst legacy news organisations abandon print for screen based delivery. Can interactive newsprint offer community news groups and activists a cheap and viable alternative to the smartphone generation? Panelists from The Guardian, Citizenside and the Interactive Newsprint project in the UK put forward their cases - but the the live demo of paper that connects to the internet might just sway the naysayers....

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Questions Answered

  1. Can you really connect paper to the internet?
  2. What is the point of connecting paper to the internet?
  3. How does connecting paper to the internet make any difference to peoples lives?
  4. Is this even slightly sustainable?
  5. When can I get my hands on this stuff?

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Organizer

Paul Egglestone University of Central Lancashire


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