Dr. Kate Stone has a vision of comining art, design and science. An interesting example of her work is her printed paper DJ controller.
By combining conductive ink with bluetooth, Stone has created paper controllers that actually work.
While there are many advantages to traditional music controllers – Stone’s approach offers an interesting, inexpensive alternative that opens up new possibilities. For example, this would make it possible to print dirt-cheap controllers or custom designs.
The technology could also be used to create controllers that would be impractical using traditional approaches. For example – you could use this approach to create a wall-sized control surface or to embed interactive controls into a book.