People say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. However, this particular cover is judging people.
It might sound unbelievable, but in our cutting-edge modern day life it’s actually possible for an object to judge you. This incredible cover is fully equipped with facial recognition software and a camera, which captures and scans a nearby face. Anybody who wishes to read or just browse through the contents of the book must first be deemed by the software to not have any prejudice towards the book. If the person’s facial features appear to be showing a frown or a scowl, the book won’t open. However, if the person’s face shows a smile or neutral expression, the cover will unlock and the book will open. The lock is controlled by an Arduino micro controller, which receives signals regarding the facial features of the person from the camera.
The high tech cover is designed by one of Moore Amsterdam’s creative designers, Thijs Biersteker. The innovative creation was specially designed to test the “reader’s” prejudice when he/she judges a book’s contents only by its cover design.