The girl who was plugged in

Sensory fiction is about new ways of experiencing and creating stories.

Traditionally, fiction creates and induces emotions and empathy through words and images. By using a combination of networked sensors and actuators, the sensory fiction author is provided with new means of conveying plot, mood, and emotion while still allowing space for the reader’s imagination.

While the project explores the new ways of reading with digital augmentations, this is not a product idea, but rather an exploration in the context of science fiction stories. it is an artifact meant to provoke discussions.

Despite being presented as a prototype-project, Sensory Fiction sparked media discussion in 2013 when picked up by NPR.

In collaboration with Alexis Hope & Felix Heibeck