The New York Public Library has released an iPad app that really breaks ground on organizing information and communicating it. The first is a series is about the 1939-40 World’s Fair. Great to see the design and the social situation of the culture.
•read original essays from such prominent writers as Karen Abbott, William Grimes, Henry Jenkins, Elliott Kalan, James Mauro, and others
•view General Motors’ famous Futurama ride, in full color, from the original carousel!
•explore the development of the Fair’s designs, uniforms, buildings, and exhibits, including Salvador Dalí’s then-shocking Dream of Venus extravaganza
•relish the outrageous restaurant ideas that never made the cut
•learn about the fate of the Czechoslovakia Pavilion after the country was invaded by Hitler
•discover what was buried inside the Westinghouse Time Capsule … not to be opened until the year 6939!
•fly from story to story, charting your own journey through the stacks…
Done by the company Potion. Here is their website.
The future of textbooks.