So what makes this book worthy of such a meta reference? The book itself is an experienment in art and technology. The art in question is “street art” or graffiti within the London Borough of Croydon. The technology involved is both Near Field Communication and Bluetooth. Both of these technology constitute what is called The Internet of Things. While [literally] a handful of Near Field communication books are in existence; this is the only bluetooth enabled book in existence.
While The Internet of things is used to pass basic information to users. Within the book Near Field Communication and Bluetooth help to bring additional and separate perspectives to the story held within. The idea being that it becomes another form of communication beyond the text and pictures. The book can be understood and consumed without a mobile phone….but with an internet enabled phone a complete situation is portrayed.