A digital publication on the internal monologue of a restless mind
The concept of cognitive dissonance is one that is familiar to someone who has had a sleepless night. This publication is an experimental take on the internal dialogue of someone who has experienced this. The result is an interactive EPUB that immerses the reader into the headspace of dissonance.
I used a technique where I would place a cutout of the word/s on top of the scanner and move the cutout along as it was scanned. Depending on what the movement is, it can stretch, duplicate and create wave effects with the type.
Using the scans of various words in the book, I created GIFS to add a layer of interactivity to the EPUB, taking inspiration from glitch typography. This would reinforce the feeling of cognitive dissonance within the book.
The incorporation of Binaural Beats within the publication reinforces the “need to sleep”. As the reader progresses in the publication, the binaural beats go slower and slower, until it fades out in the end to mimic falling asleep at last.
Disclaimer: I do not own the audio used in this publication.
This publication uses this sound from freesound: “Kalium-Arsenicum 5 Min Version binaural” by the_very_Real_Horst