Augmented book enhances the story with tactile sensations

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The publishing industry is one that has been hit particularly hard by the advent of digital, but the technology can bring new experiences to reading. In the past we've seen Poland's Elektrobiblioteka offer extra digital content when readers turn the page, and — hoping to enhance the emotional experience of reading — now the Sensory Fiction project coming out of MIT has developed a harness that delivers haptic feedback at relevant points in the narrative. Created by students as part of the Science Fiction to Science Fabrication class, the initial prototype involves a specially-wired print version of James Tiptree Jr's…

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