Spencer Barton

12 May 2014


Young readers bring storybook characters to life through the Looking Glass.

Looking Glass explores augmented storytelling. The reader guides the Looking Glass over the pages in a picture book and animations appear on the display at set points on the page. These whimsical animations bring characters to life and enable writers to add interactive content.

I was inspired to create this project after seeing the OLED display for the first time. I saw the display as a looking glass through which I could create and uncover hidden stories. Storybooks were an ideal starting point because of a younger readership that is these days very eager to use technology like tablets and smartphones. However unlike a tablet, Looking Glass requires the book and more importantly requires the reader to engage in the book.

For more technical details please see this prior post.