Take a Journey into Imagination with “Reading Rainbow Remixed” [Video]
Forgive the brief moment of nostalgic adulation, but LeVar Burton is truly a god among mortal men. Having the uncanny ability to instill a lasting appreciation for literature and take us on glorious adventures without even leaving the comfort of our armchairs, it's no wonder why the world can't get enough of the guy. In a gesture of praise and reverence, John D. Boswell -- the creative mind behind PBS Digital Studios' "Icons Remixed" series -- presents his latest accomplishment: "Reading Rainbow Remixed." And you don't have to take our word for it...Read on...
Reading Rainbow to be Reinvented for iPad
As all you children of yore are bound to remember, Reading Rainbow was, by far, the best television series about books, hosted by a guy who was also on Star Trek: The Next Generation to ever be on public television. You may not have taken notice, but the show was ultimately cancelled in 2006 due to budget problems. There is good news though, LeVar Burton (turns out his name isn't actually "Reading Rainbow" like I thought it was when I was a child) is reinventing the show for the iPad.
If you remember, the show consisted in large part of picture books being read on screen, and some occasional live-action vignettes. Well, the iPad version intends to recreate the books part by providing kids with narrated, perhaps even partially animated, PDF versions of childrens' books that will recreate that terrific experience.Read on...