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i know that when i'm reading a book that
particularly tense or dramatic moment,
proper background music can go a long
way in improving the entire feel of the
instead of having to syncronize the
soundtrack with an music player at the
same time, i suggest a small player
into the spine of the book with a pair of
speakers under where the hands of the
when the book is opened, the player is
powered by a replaceable battery and the
music can be heard faintly, while the
is transmitted through the fingers. the
music is heard and felt without the user
being totally aware.
the author or editor of the book will
choose the music that they feel best fits
with the mood of the book, and it can be
set to play at a rate that matches the
the book is read at.
||say we start with children's books and ditch the subconscious thing. have the child run his/her finger along the page under the text and have the music play (or indeed have the text read out).
||i think it would have to depend on the
book. i considered conductive page edges,
so the book can tell where you are in it. i
think the children's book idea would work
||Work well with the horror genre. The book could wait a few random minutes and then continue to speak to you after you put it down.
||It would no doubt shit the reader right up.
||It should definitely sense how fast you're reading, and alter the music to fit. Students with a deadline could even program it in: Only 5 minutes left with 20 pages to go? Cue Benny Hill theme!
||you guys and benny hill, chase music
would be useful, although 20 pages in five
minutes is nothing.