WikiTUI: Leaving Digital Traces in Physical Books

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Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology (ACE '07), ACM, New York, NY, pp.264-265


This article describes the design of WikiTUI, a tangible user interface system that allows readers to manipulate multimedia information tied to page-level locations in common books. This system will also facilitate the exchange of information with other readers using wiki technology. While other projects have coupled the dual worlds of atoms and bits, few have combined the idea of collaborative and distributed authoring with tangible interfaces. WikiTUI not only bridges the real and digital worlds, but facilitates multiple contributions to a reference base spanning across these worlds. The goal of our work is to apply the paradigm of coupling atoms and bits in order to extend the collaborative annotation and authoring possibilities of wiki media.

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