Another busy and interesting week, 163 is wild and crazy number. A few set-backs, but we’ve launched our new project: analog.is
Weeknotes are a quick and brief review of what we’ve been up to for the last 7 days. Since this is our first weeknote and we missed the last 129, it’s a little longer than normal.
It has been a busy summer and we’ve got lots to show for it. You tend to forget how many projects we’ve been working on and how long they’ve taken unless you track it and review it.
What are 2D Barcodes?
The world of barcodes is truly black and white. These tiny print-outs of lines and dots act as physical pointers to more digital information. In the past, they have pointed to UPC values in a database, but now their abilities have expanded to much more. The next generation of barcode, the 2D Barcodes could become as ubiquitous as blue hyperlinks as on the web—only time will tell.
Introducing: The PaperNet
The PaperNet is an attempt at surfing the web on paper rather than a computer. Connecting the digital world to the tactile world of paper is not only possible, but in many respects is a better experience than on a computer screen. The ability to print-on-demand, customized paperNet browsers to suit your needs demonstrates the flexibility of Internet data on a printed medium.
This article looks at some paperNet examples, how they are use, how they can be extended and how they can reshape existing attempts at information dissemination.
2× Paper is an attempt at double packing the amount of data into a single unit of area. There are several possible ways to increase information density, some are more realistic than others. This is an exploration of using simple and existing tools to deal with isolating information density.