Everyone know what "Disney" is, the well known company, made famous by its character Mickey Mouse. Even if Disney it's principally known for its films and cartoons, behind this company there's something more: a big and creative Research Center. The Center works on new ideas and new technologies that could be implemented into Disney's game and merchandising. Surfing the web, I've found this interesting project based on paper and electricity (video below). It's curated by Ivan Poupyrev , the Senior Research Scientist in Disney Research. This project it's amazing because it's at the same time very simple and very genial. Ivan has told:
" It's possible to build Paper Generators that respond to a number of different gestures, such as tapping, touching, rubbing or sliding. We can imagine any number of ways to use this to add sights, sounds and other interactivity to books and other printed materials inexpensively and without having to worry about power sources. [...] This simplicity leads to countless applications enabling interactivity everywhere and anytime. My overall goal is to make the whole world interactive, and creating ubiquitous power supplies is a key step in that direction."