Reading With Big Brother

Ebooks can track how, and sometimes where, you read. Martyn Daniels explores the ways these technologies are being used:

Eli Horowitz has developed a story app ‘The Silent History’, which is about a generation of unusual children born without the ability to create or comprehend language but who have other skills. The work is released in daily episodes like a Japanese Keitai novel. For readers who wish to explore more, Horowitz has created hundreds of GPS locked ‘Field Reports’ that can only be read when the reader takes their device to the specified place. The location-based stories can be accessed across the U.S. and around the world.