I couldn’t make it unfortunately, but Matt suggested I create some briefs to get people going, and so I did. Apparently, there weren’t many formal responses to them (with this glorious exception), which is all to the good, but I hope they added something to character of the day, and might inspire some more responses…
5 Briefs for Papercamp
Create a new fold or codex type. A new way of bending and shaping a single type of paper, preferably tied to performing a particular task. The fold or the task may come first.
http://www.volumique.com/en/ (see Night of the Living Dead Pixels – stupid flash site)
TWO: PAPER COMPUTING
Create a paper / book type object that you run rather than read. Interactive paper. A creation that feels less like writing a story, and more like writing a framework, with associated tests and walkthroughs. A document that is run rather than read. Perhaps a game, perhaps not. It should produce a result (i.e., not just a CYOA).
Make something like the tag on a teabag. Or just a better teabag tag. Or an awesome one. A useful attachment to something else. Or a hack.
FOUR: OBLIQUE CONNECTIONS
Make something that connects to or references the web, but obliquely. No QR codes, no clever(/complicated) stuff. URLs are fine, people can type them in. Suggestive shapes.
http://booktwo.org/notebook/words-in-progress/ [The Google Street View URL]
http://russelldavies.typepad.com/planning/2009/10/blocks-of-time-and-the-mechanical-facebook.html [Mechanical Facebook]
Make a physical souvenir of a digital experience.