"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" -Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

Friday, July 9, 2010

The Future of Books- beyond the looking glass

Eventually, we'll have content floating before our eyes, (like we don't, already, right?). But what about that content? Will it be as static as this blog entry you're reading right now. or will reading become an ever more immersive experience? Take Lewis Carroll's "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", (no, not the recent Tim Burton movie, the original 1865 story, itself). Sure, any codemonkey can burn a .PDF file, and scoll it in their reader, but what if it were a little more interractive? Thanks to Atomic Antelope, "There's an app for that":

Sure, it's a cute bag of animation and accelerometer tricks, but it definitely shows how far a little creativity can invigorate any text, even a time-honored tale from 1865. Kinda funny, well over 100 years later, we're still viewing through a 'looking glass', of sorts.

Go, and see.

Stay Augmented.

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