A new project from researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology enables authors to provide their readers with physical feedback and sensations while they’re in the process of turning the pages. A new concept device spotted by The Verge combines a vest harness with a smartbook that can send over commands and light up on cue.
Imagine warming up while the story’s characters are sat in the sun, or feeling vibrations that coincide with a train journey in the novel. These possibilities are what ‘Sensory Fiction’ is designed to explore. The ambient lighting is an important part of the experience too, and again can be coded to go along with the events of the book. (read full article)
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