Be able to extend the interior of a common book and the black and white content of an eReader with [Dia.log] - Catch the eyes of readers with interesting visuals, sound effects, information on the author and let them enjoy book trailers as well. All in one station at your shop window, your trade fair stand or as a presentation tool for short timed conferences.
What is the core principle of your idea?
As an author I long for an instrument that combines the clever visual impacts that covers have, but also want my information on the novel provided for the customer. With [Dia.log] you simply put your book of interest in the holder, let the scanner do the work and voila: a pre-made trailer/info-page with visuals and mood-sheets from the novel appears on the screen behind the combined book/tablet-holder. Or let the user browse on his own through your digital goods with a pre-installed tablet.
Can your idea be applied to different formats (in a bookstore, at a trade fair, at a conference)?
Everywhere, without exception.
Would it be possible to turn your idea into a reality, or at least create a prototype of it, at short notice, i.e. by the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2014?
To be realistic: Yes. But you would have to collect a small number of books for the presentation to make trailers, sounds and info-pages right in time. Scanner, holder and screen will not be a matter of long planing.
What do you estimate the costs for the prototype or the final implementation of your idea to be?
Depending on the quality of the display and the use of a pre-installed tablet, [Dia.log] might end up around 2.500€ for all together with the coding of the pages, the expansion from cover to background art, and the graphic-designs putting things in motion (creating fitting music) and the stand.