Published: 13 May 2019

Next Generation Paper moves to OBA Amsterdam

Following the successful showcase of Next Generation Paper, which featured as part of the Paper Magic exhibition at the COMM Museum in The Hague, its next stop is at the Openbare Bibliotheek (OBA) public library in Amsterdam.
OBA Amsterdam

The OBA library is one of the biggest cultural institutions in the city, attracting over 3.5 million visitors each year. The new exhibition will offer visitors a chance to interact with 2G and 3G demo versions of the new augmented travel book and the project app, created by the project team at the University of Surrey, which uses the latest page and speech recognition technology to play content.

Professor David Frohlich from the Department of Music and Media said, “We are delighted to show our new augmented book (‘a-book’) format to members of the public at the OBA. Although we are a research project exploring the future of books we think we have identified a new future for reading which may become much more common in the future. Using paper and screen together to get the best of both worlds, physical and digital, is something that can be enabled by design.”

The travelling exhibition Paper Magic brings innovations from across Europe together, to enable visitors to experience many unexpected paper solutions, with a particular focus on interactive paper. The OBA Amsterdam will host the exhibition until May 2019. Read more about the exhibition here.

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