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11-08-2009, 12:19 PM #1
"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.
Last edited by Paul Daniel Ash; 11-08-2009 at 12:20 PM. Reason: video spacing
11-08-2009, 12:51 PM #2
i like it.. great idea ..
11-08-2009, 01:05 PM #3
Just what we need another reason for our kids to take our iPhones
11-08-2009, 02:06 PM #4
11-08-2009, 02:07 PM #5
Thats pretty cooL!
11-08-2009, 03:13 PM #6
i love this book!killall Terminal
11-08-2009, 04:37 PM #7
awww how cute
11-08-2009, 04:47 PM #8
Interesting... but bbillh77 has got a point lol.
11-08-2009, 06:32 PM #9
I have a two year old, this would be awesome :-DThis is getting a lil' ridiculous...
11-08-2009, 06:50 PM #10
I could see my niece playing with this then try to close the book and snap my iphone in half haha.
11-08-2009, 09:29 PM #11Yeah, you'll be the coolest person in the room when you pull one out and show it around, but that gets old fast when three other people have them and one person somehow has one that glows in the dark.
John C. Dvorak
The American columnist and broadcaster in article 'Rethinking the iPhone' in PC Magazine.
11-09-2009, 03:42 AM #12
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
11-09-2009, 12:16 PM #13
11-09-2009, 12:27 PM #14
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....
11-11-2009, 03:37 AM #15
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.