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MIT Experiments with Sensory Fiction

Sensory Fiction, a new invention from MIT Media Lab, allows readers to artificially feel the emotions of the book as they turn the page. Readers strap themselves into a robotic suit of sensors that influence body compression, heart rate, and skin temperature to match the mood of the book. The makers of Sensory Fiction said that their product was not meant for all types of stories:

“While the project explores new ways of reading with digital augmentations, this is not a product idea but rather an exploration in the context of Science Fiction stories. It is an artifact meant to provoke discussions,” the Vimeo post states.

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Yvonne Chan

Yvonne Chan

Yvonne is a writer for Edtech Times who is most interested in technology's role in culture. When she is not combing the web for the latest in educational technology, she is reading classic literature or watching the game on TV. You may know her from Gradeable, Boston.com, Emerson College, Busa Wine & Spirits, UMass Dartmouth, or Burlington High School.

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