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The Mood Detecting Lamp

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There's a running gag in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy books about the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation and their range of semi-sentient 'robot' lifts, vending machines, etc, which can analyse a person's mood and respond accordingly (it's not, you may not be surprised to learn, considered to be a very good thing). Now that future is (almost) here, courtesy of a very clever design project by Vittorio Cucolo, who has designed an IKEA lamp which can recognise moods based on facial expressions and change colour based on whether you're feeling particularly smiley or frowny at any given moment.

Obviously this starts to open up all sorts of interesting responsive design possibilities - we strongly encourage you to watch the short video below and let your imagination go to town...:

Mood Lamp from Vittorio Cuculo on Vimeo.

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