Stories inform, inspire, educate, enchant and entertain.The Never-Ending Drawing Machine is a paper-based platform that blends physical and digital techniques for story creation and allows asynchronous viewing and physical editing of shared content at a distance, creating an immersive, creative experience.

Users can embed voices and soundtracks to their stories, draw over spoken narrative or collage digital and analog content. The interface maps pre-created digital media and newly captured analog content onto specific pages in the book, while bi-directional capturing and sending of media permits co-edition of the same page. Captured images are archived and displayed as a new layer over previous content on any other creation-station, collocated or at a distance. The Never-Ending Drawing Machine is also a display and communication platform.

Developed as an open-ended platform for co-creative and collaborative play, the NEDM has many possibilities including: a powerful communication tool, an engaging interface for storybook reading and writing, a sharing medium for distance collaboration, a formal learning and teaching tool, a performance art device, an exploration into cooperative authorship, and a documentation instrument to archive and research narrative styles.