ATG Quirkies: A Book That Can Judge You by Its Cover

 

Moore Group Amsterdam - via dezeen.com

Moore Group Amsterdam – via dezeen.com

Amsterdam creative studio Moore has reversed the well-known idiom don’t judge a book by its cover.  They’ve designed a book cover that judges possible readers. It scans faces and  “if the awaiting reader shows too much emotion – either over-excitement or under-enthusiasm” – the book won’t open.

The Cover That Judges You uses an integrated camera and facial-recognition technology that scans the face of whoever approaches.  The key to opening the book is “a neutral expression” which  allows “an Arduino micro-controller to unbolt the lock and let the user browse inside.”

(The source of ATG Quirkies is John Riley of Gabriel Books)

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