Welcome Sophie 2 Project Developers
Sophie is software for writing and reading rich media documents in a networked environment. The program emerged from the desire to create an easy-to-use application that would allow users to combine text, images, video, and sound not only quickly and simply but with precision and sophistication. Sophie’s users are interested in creating robust, elegant, networked texts without requiring programming knowledge or training in the use of more complex tools such as Flash.
Initially designed and developed under the auspices of New York City's Institute for the Future of the Book, Sophie has been significantly revised and improved thanks to a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded in the fall of 2008 under the sponsorship of the University of Southern California. Sophie 2.0 has been developed and continues to be enhanced, maintained, and supported by Astea Solutions AD of Sofia, Bulgaria and additional contributors using a Java code base contributed to the project by Astea Solutions.
Sophie’s goal is to open up the world of multimedia authoring to a wide range of people, institutions, and publishers. In so doing, Sophie redefines the notion of a "book" or academic paper to include both rich media and mechanisms for reader feedback and real time conversation.
Sophie 2 was released on December 11, 2009.
Links for Sophie developers
Links for Sophie users
Sophie 2.0: From Projects to Publishing - Platform Survey Results
Sophie Export to iPad and Android Project - Code Audit Results
- Sophie 2.1
- In development: HTML export
- Announcements about New Sophie Releases
- Upcoming Sophie Workshops
- Recent Sophie Workshops & Presentations:
- Sophie at the National Summit on Arts Journalism
- IML seeks projects
- EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative
- Project proposals
- ITERATION_10 and ITERATION_11 Summaries