Saying Biblion is an ebook is like saying that iPad is a tablet. Technically, you’re not wrong. You’re just missing the larger point entirely.

Built by Potion, an interactive design firm formed by a group of MIT grads, Biblion is an exhaustive written and visual study of the 1939 World’s Fair. What amazes me so much about the app is that it delivers on an idea I’ve always carried around in my head – that the relationships that exist between pieces of information (documents, pictures, audio, commentary, etc. don’t exist within a traditional 2D framework; that reducing a body of knowledge to the 2D world of paper and charts robs it of many of the nonlinear relationships that are crucial to understanding them.

Hit the App Store and download Biblion. It’s free. And it’s terribly exciting.

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