This book won’t open if you try to judge it by its cover

Book by Thijs Biersteker will judge whether you deserve to open and read it
The Cover That Judges You uses facial-recognition to decide whether you can open it / Image: Deezen
When you approach this unique book, you are not the one to judge but to be judged.

There are two reasons why we should not judge books by their covers. One: because we can miss the great inside if we dislike the outside. Two: because if we love the outside and buy the book, we may regret it after reading a few pages.

Getting too emotional with the cover is something you should try to avoid. And there is one book that takes this approach literally.

Entitled The Cover That Judges You, the book will judge whether you’re trying too hard to be a judge.

Your face should show no emotions when you approach it. Becuase, if you get too excited or too disappointed with its cover, it won’t unlock, and you won’t be able to read it.

Designed by Thijs Biersteker from the Amsterdam-based digital innovation studio Moore, the book is using an integrated camera and facial-recognition technology to scan your face and decide whether you are neutral enough to open it.

The Cover That Judges You - the chart explains how the book works
The Cover That Judges You – the chart explains how the book works / Image: Moore

Thijs Biersteker explains more on the project’s website:

If you approach the book, the face recognition system picks up your face and starts scanning it for signs of “judgment”. If you’re over excited or your face shows a skeptical expression, the book will stay locked. But if your expression is neutral (no judgment) the system will send a pulse to the Arduino and the book will unlock itself.

The book was designed in 2015 in cooperation with Marlies Olbertijn and Adrien Jeanjean. It features the best works selected by the Art Directors’ Club Netherlands.

Via Ebook Porn.

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