IOCT Salon, Leicester – Manolis Kelaidis’ blueBook, 1 November 2007, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Thursday 1st November 2007, 6.00pm – 7.30pm (doors open at 5.30pm for drinks)

at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK (see for map and directions)

This event is free of charge and open to the public.

Manolis Kelaidis’ blueBook 1Manolis Kelaidis’ blueBook 2

Manolis Kelaidis is a designer and engineer who likes his books to be made of paper. His recent work looks into the future of the traditional book as an interface to access digital content. He is a lecturer at the Royal College of Art and a Fellow at Imperial College’s Tanaka Business School in London. His previous work ranges from designing art exhibitions for Sony to researching at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology ETH Zurich.

The blueBook project makes printed pages digitally interactive by embedding circuits in each page printing text with conductive ink. When you touch a “linked” word on the page your finger completes a circuit, sending a signal to a processor in the back cover which communicates by Bluetooth with a nearby computer, bringing up information on the screen.


Outline of the blueBook project at

Discussion of the project at the Institute for the Future of the Book

blueBook photos on flickr


The IOCT Salon ( ) is managed by Chris Joseph, Digital Writer in Residence at the Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University. This residency is funded by Arts Council England: East Midlands.

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The IOCT Salon is held at and staged by De Montfort University and the Insitute of Creative Technologies, and is supported by Arts Council England and the Literature Development Network.