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Wet Pixels: From Digital to Analogue Originals

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jo Briggs, Ben Freeth, James Thomas, Professor Patrick OlivierORCiD


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This paper reports on experience design work currently in progress. “Wet Pixels” is intended to stimulate discussion around the notion of reproducing original digital images in a physical medium. The prototype's design is informed by mechanical reproduction devices (e.g. relief press, large format camera) and retrospective print processes (halftone, dot matrix). The original conceptual design (Figure 1) constitutes a miniature camera encased in a wooden viewing frame that would enable viewers to select and capture photographs. This image could subsequently be printed onto Japanese paper using an Arduino-controlled matrix of stepper motors topped with paint-tipped sponges. When presented in a gallery, Wet Pixels provides users with greater sensory feedback (physical, visual, auditory) than entirely digital processes through tangible creative mark-making on to paper.

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Author(s): Kwon H, Briggs J, Freeth B, Ladha K, Thomas J, Blythe M, Olivier P

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: CHI EA '13: Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems

Year of Conference: 2013

Pages: 583-588

Publisher: Association for Computing Machinery


DOI: 10.1145/2468356.2468459

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ISBN: 9781450318990