The Magic Book Project

Inspired by the wonderful installation book about the story of Alfred Nobel housed in the Nobel Peace Museum in Oslo, I began researching interactive installation design using RFID and other systems.

My prototype for an interactive installation book exploring a family tree and its members was exhibited at the Image Ecologies exhibition at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2009. The piece was chosen by New Media Curation, a specialist company from Sydney involved in showcasing interactive media.

The Magic Book Project as I called it, used RFID technology embedded inside the pages of oversized blank book; which was employed as both a reading device and a canvas onto which animated projections could be viewed, at the turn of the page.

The result, although rudimentary compared to the work I viewed in Oslo, was interesting enough to engage the curator and other audience members who delighted in the possibilities of interactive installation pieces.

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