Friday, April 29, 2011

A New Breed of Digital Books

In early March, I posted Push Pop Press - The Next Chapter in Digital Books, which promised
Books that let you explore photos, videos, music, maps, and interactive graphics, all through a new physics-based multi-touch user interface.
At the time, I wrote:
Not much of a teaser, but I'm intrigued. I wish we had a different word than book. "Book" brings with it a number of expectations that e-books don't satisfy. Additionally, when someone thinks of a "book," their thinking is constrained – they don't open themselves up to the potential of what can be done on a digital device with digital content.
Push Pop has finally launched their first "book" - Al Gore's Our Choice (available in the app store for $4.99). Here's an explanation of the interface/navigation, followed by a preview of the book. To date, this and David Eagleman's Why The Net Matters are the only examples that truly re-think what a "book" can be.

Al Gore's Our Choice Guided Tour from Push Pop Press on Vimeo.

Al Gore's Our Choice from Push Pop Press on Vimeo.

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