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Sensory fiction: sure, as long as we aren’t reading about Frankenstein

February 1, 2014 at 3:42 by Ana Comments

So get this: scientist at MIT used temperature and lighting to create a book that conveys to readers the emotional states of its characters. Depending on the page the reader is on, the book changed the “mood” via ambient lighting and vibrations to convey emotional atmosphere of the story. There’s a wearable vest involved as well, that vibrates, changes pressure, and temperature, but that’s a bit further out. Either way, identification with the characters of fiction has never been closer. Read further here.

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