Brainspace is a traditional magazine and a digital magazine combined into one publication. On the traditional side, each 34-page issue is packed with stories and lots of short items, contests, fun facts and compelling visuals. Subjects range from math, history and geography to art, language, science and music – a diversity of subjects offering a broad range of informative and inquisitive stories that go well beyond textbook thinking. Recent issues included articles on polygons in nature, cenotes, brain-power foods, mining asteroids in space and the theory of general relativity.
On the digital side Brainspace makes a big deal of its digital-image recognition technology, and it should. Install the free LAYAR app to your Apple or Android device. Scan any image in the magazine showing the AR icon and watch as that image scans and becomes a video and/or audio augmentation. The app's offer's include geo layers, a "recent content" folder to store items for later and an option to clear content – and make room for more.
Like what? Scan the short article about the "Singing Sand" on Prince Edward Island, for instance, and watch as its photo of bare feet on the beach turns into a video clip of someone kicking the sand to make its unusual sound. How about hearing the Aboriginal Alphabet? Another? The photo-turned-video of the Syrian school girl performing a Shakespearean play in a refugee camp is remarkable. So is the Bay of Fundy time-lapse video, and many others.
Frequency: 4 issues per year
Brainspace Publishing INC.
394 Ontario Street, Newmarket ON L3Y 2K4