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Handcrafted Dodocases for Apple iPads Have Vintage Flair

Looking for a nifty-looking protective case for your new iPad Air?  Or any other iPad, Nexus, Kindle or iPhone, for that matter? Then you might want to check out a company in San Francisco called Dodocase. According to their web site, the company prides itself on using traditional bookbinding techniques, and on manufacturing their cases… [read full post]

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Renaissance Art and Technology Combine to Tell Alice’s Story Again

Are tablet computers revolutionizing the picture book? Ask me again in a hundred years. In the meantime, authors continue to explore the question by experimenting with the ever-willing, always-revolutionary Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. First to be mentioned on this site was Atomic Antelope’s ground-breaking “digital pop-up book”, then David Neal’s animation of classic illustrations. Now we have a… [read full post]

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Mirrors of Albion and A Wonderland Story: Two New Games for Your Phone or Tablet

A Wonderland Story
A Wonderland Story from Alchemy Games

If a ginger cat dressed as an English bobby going by the name of Cheshire, Jr. gave you a mystery to solve, could you say no?  If the one thing the white rabbit feared above all was Alice’s embrace, would you help him evade it? If the answer to the first question is no, the… [read full post]

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Yours, virtually, for free: the original Under Ground manuscript

eBook Treasure: Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

The British Library has a new project: high-definition images of their most precious manuscripts available for download by one and all. These eBook Treasures are viewed in a virtual “3D” environment where you can zoom in, turn pages, search content and generally do everything but smell the paper or spill your coffee on it. This… [read full post]

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Atomic Antelope detonates another amazing Alice app

Atomic Antelope‘s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland digital pop-up book for the iPad was not just a best selling app for the new tablet device, it was also one of the most innovative eBooks on the market. The New York Times ran an article last November complaining that, with the possibilities in the touch-screen age for… [read full post]

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Atomic Antelope’s Alice iPad e-book not boring according to the NY Times

There’s an article by Alice Rawsthorn in the Nov. 28th New York Times to complain about how “boring” the design for most of the new apps for the iPad have been: “On an Innovative Device, Apps Lacking Imagination.” However! Atomic Antelope’s beautiful and creative Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland popup e-book is singled out as one of… [read full post]

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The Jabberwock Came Wiffling Straight Out of Lewis Carroll’s Trash Can

The new era of online markets and digital media has of course revolutionized the ability for authors outside of the mainstream publishing industry, or new authors wondering how to break in, to put their work directly into the hands of potential audiences.  A new generation of e-book readers and tablet computers (some with the android… [read full post]

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Free Alice in Wonderland app from Miniville

Miniville, makers of “tiny apps for tiny hands,” have re-released their Alice in Wonderland interactive storybook application for iPhone/iPod/iPad. This completely revamped version features new artwork, new audio, and new ways for children to interact with the abbreviated and adapted story. You can download a free version that includes some advertising, or an ad-free premium… [read full post]

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The Future of Alice Books, Part II of an Infinite Part Series

There’s more discussion on the Alice pop-up book app for the iPad (originally mentioned here in the post Through the LED Screen). The Atomic Antelope app ($9, or a free demo) is the original Carroll text with interactive animated illustrations based on Tenniel. Mathematician Marcus du Sautoy is ruminating on all of this over at… [read full post]

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