Book & TV Series Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Women's position in society has been a long-debated topic, starting from women's rights to wage inequality and discrimination. It is also the leitmotif of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, a dystopian novel about a society where fertility is a major issue and fertile women, called handmaids, are obliged to give birth for rich families. In a nutshell, … Continue reading Book & TV Series Review: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

Books+Tech: Book brought to life using Augmented Reality

We continue our tech-related series with a post about the Interactive Tabletop developed by Sony Future Lab, an R&D department of the Japanese multinational corporation. The Interactive Tabletop is a projector that not only lightens up a surface, but it also makes it a touch-sensitive display, bringing it to life. Using depth sensors and motion tracking, the … Continue reading Books+Tech: Book brought to life using Augmented Reality

Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

East of Eden is the second book written by the Nobel and Pulitzer winner John Steinbeck that I read, after previously reading the short story The Pearl. Considered by Steinbeck his magnum opus*, East of Eden is a book about family and brotherhood, about good and evil, about jealousy and pride, and about the way history repeats … Continue reading Book Review: East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Welcome to a new bookish journey around the world! Quite recently I read My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante, and in that blog post I was mentioning how unattractive I found the book covers of the series. So I was curious to see whether other editions are better-looking ... and fortunately the answer it "yes!". … Continue reading Book covers around the world: The Neapolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante

Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions

Welcome to a new post about the intriguing ways books mix with technology and create new forms of art. While the previous post of this series was all about the book cover that judges its potential readers, this post is about sensory fiction. Long story short, three MIT students (Felix Heibeck, Alexis Hope, and Julie … Continue reading Books+Tech: The book that enables you to feel characters’ emotions