Projection Mapping the Library

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Projection Mapping the Library

One of the places where the tension between searching and browsing is readily apparent is the library.  We go to search for a book, do research, or just read and work. However, we often find ouselves getting lost among the shelves of books, spending time browsing, and hoping for a serendipitous discovery or two.

Sures Kumar just posted this concept video showing what a mixed touch, digital, projection, and (gasp) book-based library might look like.  This is super relevant because people still like the tactile feel of books and other printed media.  They also like to browse, and the nice thing about this concept is the ease with which you can collect and sort out notes and highlights from the books you are reading.  

But I really love the search compass towards the beginning.  Rather than trying to find a book in the x^-15 decimal place with the Dewey decimal system, you can navigate spatially and orient yourself in the direction of your search.