I stumbled across this while looking for a book for my cousin’s new baby. I was so intrigued by the whole idea. On each left page there was words written in braille and then again in white text. It was the description of colors, according to how a blind child would experience. On the right there were raised etchings of what each page was describing. It’s so beautiful.
One page in particular that really caught my attention was the one describing the color red. It talked about how red is how it feels to bite into a ripe strawberry, or the stinging on your knee after you fall down. Blue was the feeling of sunshine on your face.
It’s just so astounding that someone managed this, as the idea of how to describe a color to someone who has no reference has always fascinated and baffled me.
Chell Isn’t White isn’t just for showcasing unconscious (or, in the case of the Isabela PC mod, conscious) race fails. Take this fantastic piece of Hunger Games fan art from deviantart user MioneBookworm. It does an excellent job of rendering the characters, particularly Katniss, in a way that is faithful to their in-book descriptions.
From left to right, top to bottom, we have: Foxface, Glimmer, Gale, Peeta, Katniss, Cato, Thresh, Prim, and Rue.
Wow, it must be nice to have enough money/books to be able to chop up into sculptures. :I
ಠ_ಠ Fuck that. Some of my favorite works are ones that I’ve read before they were published in book form. Plus I don’t always have the spoons to take a whole load of books along with me on a long trip somewhere.
Though I do prefer the sensations of holding a physical copy of a book while reading it, e-books are also good. I’ll take my readin’ any way I can get it, thank you very much!