In this age of Ipads, insta-everythings and 140 character (Max) statuses; it is now imperative that reading become more fun and interactive. It is difficult to capture the attention of the ADD culture but, fire and paper at night? Together? Not sure that's the way.
Um. Yeah. So initial thoughts?
Burnt finger epidemic on the way!— Susan Watson (@Ginger_The_Lily) October 22, 2017
Wise words Jeff Goldblum. At first this idea reads like a story from the The Onion but no, it's true.
Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury's classic tale of a dystopian future where books have been outlawed and are set ablaze by firemen has been a required reading staple since it's inception.
In an odd twist, Super Terrain, a publisher in France, has created a new edition of Bradbury’s classic that literally requires extreme heat in order to be read.
Jo Frenken shared this video to Instagram showing a prototype copy of the book, which was developed by the Charles Nypels Lab at the Netherlands-based Jan van Eyck Academie—a research institute known for its experiments in materials and media. The pages of the book appear completely blacked-out—like a redacted CIA file—as you flip through them. But when heat is applied, using a flame from a lighter, in this case, the heat-activated ink disappears and the underlying text is revealed.
This is beautifully inconvenient— Spoon Lord (@pkbeamalpha) October 22, 2017
Wouldn’t trust me with a lighter but super cool x— halloween princess (@rosieblossoms_) October 22, 2017
The unique publication was developed by the Charles Nypels Lab a research institute in The Netherlands. The pages of the book appear completely blacked out—like a redacted CIA file— BUT as you flip through and apply heat -perhaps flame from a lighter-the fervered activated ink disappears and the underlying text is revealed.
Is there a Kindle edition..?— ShreddedReTweet (@ShreddedReTweet) October 22, 2017
This is the best thing ever. Now I seriously want to read the book too.— Afeni (@FeeInfinity) October 23, 2017
What if I want to read in flight,??— MyName (@I_AmHashTag) October 23, 2017
Will they allow???🤔
Definitely some kinks to still work out. But at least inventors are still thinking of new ways to make reading fun.