Orkan Telhan's work with electric ink will make you see traditional printing methods in a new light. The Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Pennsylvania combined electroluminescent and electrochromic ink with silk screening and letter press to create different patterns. The electroluminescent ink emits light while the electrochromic ink changes the opacity.
Due to the fact that electric ink responds to a charge, one could use a micro-controller to manipulate designs. The visual piece could be turned on or off for different sensor inputs, react to information from the Internet or environmental factors as well. This also means the capacity is there for human detection, so different types of information could be turned on or off.
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