Emerging Technologies and Communication worked with Dr. Richard Morrissey (Benjamin Franklin Professor of French Literature, and the Committee on Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, Director of the Project for American and French Research on the Treasury of the French Language (ARTFL) and of the France Chicago Center) on an iPad application counterpart to the Encyclopédie.
Encyclopédie allows the user to browse this masterpiece by volume, author and class. It includes rich versions of plates and original pages and is now available in iTunes.
PRAISE FOR ENCYCLOPÉDIE:
Oh! How moving! It's fabulous, fantastic, extraordinary! I never imagined that one day this exceptional work of genius should be available to the whole world at a single tap. I weep with joy, for as you know, to have an enjoyable version after a lifetime is good fortune enough; but to have it so readily, readable with no more ado than the tap of a finger!
The Americans have a better grasp of learning than some French… As I've often said, you're the best :-)
Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart for spreading knowledge.
-Martine Groult, Research Scientist at the National Center of Scientific Research (Ph.D. in Philosophy : The systematic philosophy of the Encyclopédie), organizer the CNRS Workshop Panckoucke Encyclopédie Méthodique and Senior Research Scientist at UNESCO Chair of Philosophy in Canada.