Creepy/Cool Lamp Senses Your Mood and Chooses the Appropriate Music

At first it appears someone has made a lamp in the shape of Amy Winehouse.  But it’s much more than that.

Rapport Radio

Rapport Radio, a device created by students at the Royal College of Art and Imperial College in London, watches you very closely.  It contains a camera enabled with face recognition software.  When it spots the expression on your face, it will automatically select a song from your computer’s playlist to fit your mood.

For example, if it spots you smiling, the thing will raise its head up and choose a happy song at a higher volume.  A frown will cause it to nod (as in “I understand”) and then look for something else.  Give the thing a glare and it shuts off.

The full story at The Daily Mail.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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