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Sophie 2 Overview 2

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Sophie 2 Overview 2

  1. 1. software for reading &writing networked books
  2. 2. WHAT IS SOPHIE’S FOUNDATION?
  3. 3. The book has remained relatively static as a form for hundreds of years.
  4. 4. The book has remained relatively static as a form for hundreds of years. Books have always been “spaces” where readers and writers meet.
  5. 5. The book has remained relatively static as a form for hundreds of years. Books have always been “spaces” where readers and writers meet. New media concretizes this metaphor, creating overt spaces for interaction.
  6. 6. The book has remained relatively static as a form for hundreds of years. Books have always been “spaces” where readers and writers meet. New media concretizes this metaphor, creating overt spaces for interaction. Sophie adds temporality and the z-axis as extended modes for authoring.
  7. 7. HISTORY
  8. 8. SOPHIE HAS A PHILOSOPHY
  9. 9. I failed Physics for Poets. I am not a programmer.  My software aims to make the expressive and hypertextual powers of the computer available to ordinary mortals who have no programming skills but who have something important and perhaps unique to communicate. – Bob Stein, 1999
  10. 10. TK3 is not a page-design tool, a replacement for Quark. It’s about freeing up the author's creativity.. – Bob Stein, 2001
  11. 11. While reading a books seems like a solitary activity on the surface, underneath it has always been a quietly social experience, a communication between the author and the reader across time and space. Sophie will make these metaphors concrete. – Bob Stein and Dan Visel, 2007
  12. 12. Software should be free. Software should be open source.
  13. 13. HOW DO YOU MAKE A SOPHIE PROJECT?
  14. 14. http://sophiecommons.org
  15. 17. Clear descriptions of all aspects of Sophie:
  16. 18. Sophie’s Interface
  17. 19. Halos & HUDs
  18. 20. Video tutorials: http://sophiecommons.blip.tv/
  19. 21. Make demo books!
  20. 22. SOME CONCLUDING REMARKS…

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