>> Across the world, children are celebrating UNESCO's World Book Day, a way to encourage youngsters to open up and delve in. But researchers at this British University think it's time to turn over a new leaf and give an old format a new twist. They want to bring children's books to life, replacing old fashioned imagination with 3D visualizations of classics.
Such as Robert Lewis Stephenson's Treasure Island and William Goldings' Lord of the Flies. It makes the stories far more flexible, says nine-year-old Dylan, a child ambassador for the project.>>
] The dame version as the bad version of the book. What our project tries to do is to link both text and image together. And actually connecting those two together really positively. So, for children what we've found is it's immediately incredibly attractive.>> I need a gold block actually.
>> It works by marking up text, and then generating a virtual map of the make believe worlds on gaming platforms. Generating a visualization directly out of the text itself. But while this may sound like a way of steering kids away from old-fashioned books, the project leader says it'll have the opposite effect.