2009.12.27

Mag+. The Digital Magazine

Just a few weeks (?) before the rumoured availability of the Apple tablet (whatever its name is), here’s a recent demonstration of what the display, miniature electronics and battery technology may lead to in the near future in the context of magazines. If everything that we’ve heard about the impending release of the Apple tablet is true, I guess there’s a chance that the paper magazine may soon follow the CD and DVD as items of yesteryear. If anything, I am excited about the ecological, typographical and æsthetic consequences such a device might bring, but also somewhat concerned about the loss of the openness that the web has brought us in the last fifteen years or so. [via Mosh].

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

Update: Here’s another video featuring a tablet version of Sports Illustrated.

Sports Illustrated – Tablet Demo 1.5 from The Wonderfactory on Vimeo.

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