Book Reads You is a sculptural book arts installation powered by Kinect motion sensor technology and code. An acrylic book sculpture is positioned on a pedestal in one corner of the room. As visitors approach and physically interact with the book and their surroundings, their gestures are interpreted by the book and read aloud to them as creative language. A Kinect camera linked to a computer program inside the pedestal reinterprets their gestures to produce a story which is stated out loud. The result is that physical gestures become creative language, the reader becomes the co-writer, and the object becomes the observer. Sculpture, installation and gesture recognition program by Mirabelle Jones.
Displayed at SWARM Gallery in Oakland, CA March 2013.