Created as a duplexed narrative, The Adventures of TBUG & Sasquatch is made for young readers. They listen to the novel, via the QR-code audiobook, as they read the page from the book. The duplexed design encourages the practice of long-form reading of traditional pages, often linked to animated scribes. SMARTBOOKS teach and entertain.

Motionbooks titles start with traditional text, but include QR-Codes which link to enhanced media visualization. The small, speckled box at the top of each chapter links a smart phone or tablet to a scribe, or visualized audiobook. The goal is to create a multi-engagement pathway for readers.

Text and context-based narratives differ significantly. While one is not inherently better than the other, each manifests powerful attributes. Text narratives drive the high resolution transfer of information. As such, printed text serves as the ultimate tool for creating a structure-of-mind.

Context narratives, with their audio-visual characteristics, enrich a viewer with visualized metaphor, and the inflectional power of spoken words. Unfortunately, context records often eclipse a page of text, blinding the reader to high-resolution info.

Try reading a book while watching a game of rugby on a large screen. Notice how quickly the act of reading is blinded by sounds and display of context media.

The 100-year plus conflict between text and context records has resulted in a significant loss with respect to the practice of reading.

Treated as a special class of modifier — think of it as a visualized adjective or adverb — a case can be made for duplexed-narrative (text and context combined) as a super language format. One that includes high resolution information, based on reading, and empowered by the inflectional speed of human language: spoken words with visualization.

High-resolution media animated ideogram

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The Battle of the Alamo (look and feel – duplexed-narrative)