During my master studies I explored the conceptual and bodily experience of reading and making books outside the standard format. The explorations are collected in three volumes and Narracube is the first volume.
Narracube exemplifies what dimensional storytelling can offer to the art of narration and to didactics. It draws on the birth of movable books to create understanding of scientific principles. Formats other than the dominating codex structure, such as movable books, creates spaces for new ways to tell stories. Through three proof-of-principle prototypes, three ways to visualize stories are presented. They derived from and are directed by the functionality of the flexicube construction;
Cycle invites looping text messages or cyclic representations. The looping paging sequence and the surfaces for content is illustrated with colour fields.
In Correlations the format invites stories where several perspectives/lines of thoughts are intersecting and changing, illustrated with three blue lines running in two direction, inviting two languages without hierarchy.
In Perspectivism the eight cubes represents different perspectives with six supportive sides to tell a relational and shifting story. The principle is illustrated with six views of eight animals.
Each storytelling device has a cover and a folder where the suggested narration process is outlined and the reading opportunities are described. The three-dimensionality and the paging action offered in the construction invites stories beyond linear time, single-voices and fixed-points of views. This supports a divergent thinking useful when examining complex social matters or issues where several positions has to be taken into account as well as shifting perspectives.