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  • "PhoneBook" Combines Your Phone and a Children's Book
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    In a novel use of mixed electronic and traditional media, Japan's Mobile Art Lab created "PhoneBook," a children's picture book that becomes interactive when you slide your iPhone into it.

    Using the phone's touchscreen and a switch that changes the scene when the page is turned, the book - currently just an art concept with no indication of when it may be commercially available - opens up new possibilities for interactive media. The art group's intent was "to create a new parent-child communication through the mobile (phone), and their website (auto-translation here) says that they want to extend the concept into "magazines and books," which could lead to more such experiments and -one hopes - possibly a product that you could bring home to your kid one day.

    This thing would be an incredibly popular Christmas present if it were on the market.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: "PhoneBook" Combines Your Phone and a Children's Book started by Paul Daniel Ash View original post
    Comments 14 Comments
    1. sphangman's Avatar
      sphangman -
      i like it.. great idea ..
    1. bbillh77's Avatar
      bbillh77 -
      Just what we need another reason for our kids to take our iPhones
    1. xjuliephanx's Avatar
      xjuliephanx -
      ^ lol
    1. danielbonnells's Avatar
      danielbonnells -
      Thats pretty cooL!
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      i love this book!
    1. plcrules's Avatar
      plcrules -
      awww how cute
    1. splodger15's Avatar
      splodger15 -
      Interesting... but bbillh77 has got a point lol.
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      I have a two year old, this would be awesome :-D
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      I could see my niece playing with this then try to close the book and snap my iphone in half haha.
    1. robbpell's Avatar
      robbpell -
      Quote Originally Posted by bbillh77 View Post
      Just what we need another reason for our kids to take our iPhones
      phones are getting so cheap and popular parents are gonna start buying there kids iphones when there born lol remember the cell phone zack morris had on saved by the bell that was cool stuff back then that only the rich people got, or the "bag" phone for cars now everybody and there brother got cell phones.
    1. evolasme's Avatar
      evolasme -
      Funny the comment about "another reason for the kids to want to play with there Iphone"... Thats kinda the problem i think... this product seems to promote actually doing something with your kid rather then just shoving an electronic baby sitter in there hand and going off and doing your own thing.
      wish my kid was still young enough to do stuff like this. i miss it
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by evolasme View Post
      Funny the comment about "another reason for the kids to want to play with there Iphone"... Thats kinda the problem i think... this product seems to promote actually doing something with your kid rather then just shoving an electronic baby sitter in there hand and going off and doing your own thing.
      wish my kid was still young enough to do stuff like this. i miss it

      Have some more lol
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      LOL this is a cute idea! What will they think of next? I like this idea myself even though I don't have any young children in my life....
    1. CZroe's Avatar
      CZroe -
      Can you really call that a book? It was more of a frame than anything. They can't seriously call it "Phone Book" though, right? I mean, considering that it already means something entirely different in most places.