Media sense: Show links digital and real worlds

20 : 09 : 2012 Interactive : Paper : Ink

London – Design collective Field Guide is presenting some of its most innovative work at the London Design Festival in A Spotter’s Guide to the Post-Digital World exhibition.

A series of interactive installations enables visitors to explore new ways of experiencing different media. The exhibits are set against a Netstalgic 90s backdrop featuring hash-tag and extra large emoticon symbols printed onto black walls.

Three installations use conductive ink to connect paper to the internet. The ink transmits a digital code from newspapers or postcards to speakers or headphones, providing a more synaesthetic reading, holding and listening experience.

Field Guide explores the relationship between design, technology and society. Members use design research to speculate on what a physical-digital society surrounded by the Internet of Things might be like.

For more on the London Design Festival, look out for our show review next week. Read more about the Internet of Things in our Digi-Tactile microtrend.