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Tuesday 13th March 2012

  • Can Printed Electronics Save the Music Industry?

    by Kate Stone, Tommy Perman, Jon Rogers, Kenny Anderson and Pete Thomas

    We’re going to debate and show prototypes of how printed electronics could save digital music in the context of connecting communities to record labels and artists.

    Printed Electronics is an emerging technology with the potential to change how we interact. We can now reliably print basic electronic components onto paper and card; and when connected to conventional electronics, has the potential to re-connect digital to physical for album covers, fanzines, merchandise, and getting new music heard.

    We will bring physical prototypes as props in a discussion of what this technology could do and collaborate with the audience to test reaction and potential through hands in thinking.

    Raising questions of what does digital mean to independent hyper-local record labels that want to connect with their community and how bespoke digital printed electronics on paper could achieve this and alter the future of digital music and how artists can connect to people.

    At 11:00am to 12:00pm, Tuesday 13th March

    In Room 12AB, Austin Convention Center

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