Sophie and a new reading experience

Sophie is another experimental project by The Institute for the Future of the Book. It is a reading experience, that requires a reader, a tutorial, a software, a zip file and a manual.

taken from the manual (page 53)—the side-by-side is a reoccurring design element used int he projects of the institute

taken from the manual (page 53)—the side-by-side is a reoccurring design element used in the projects of the institute

This side-by-side could also become a tool for comparative reading (here reading books in pairs) or writing.

reading books in pairs or piles: e.g., about people who are involved in the same event, friends with shared experiences, same stories in different genres, similar stories from different cultures

reading books in pairs or piles: e.g., about people who are involved in the same event, friends with shared experiences, same stories in different genres, similar stories from different cultures


Consider juxtaposition (not only of comments/instruction next to the text, but also different versions put side by side, or entirely different content to force new associations
Consider comparison
Consider instructions

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