TeleScrapbook and TelePostcard


TeleScrapbook and TelePostcard are pairs of wirelessly connected electronic scrapbooks and electronic greeting cards, respectively. These electronic pages use I/O Stickers�adhesive electronic sensors and actuators�to allow users to design their own interfaces for remote communication. This project combines the creative affordances of traditional paper craft with electronic interactivity and long-distance communication. The simple, low-bandwidth connections made from these sensors and actuators leave room for users to design not only the look and function of the pages, but also the signification of the connections. By attaching I/O Stickers to these special books and greeting cards, users can invent ways to communicate with long-distance loved ones with personalized messages that are also connected in real time.