1001 uses for a book #703 – clam

Gizmodo.com interviews inventor Pete Froslie about some projects adding emotional characteristics to consumer electronics – among which is a shy book:

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“Anxiety Book” (Froslie, 2004)

The “Anxiety Book” is a motorized book that remains open while scanning its surroundings for people nearby. When approached, the book quickly shuts its cover and remains closed for a certain duration. When left alone, the book re-opens and continues the cycle. This project aims to integrate emotional responses into inanimate objects.

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