Human beings are resilient, and the coronavirus epidemic has brought out some of the most innovative ways in dealing with the COVID-19. While face masks are flying off the shelves at every drug store, one artist is addressing a very crucial problem that wearers have to deal with—having to forego their smartphone's facial recognition feature. San Francisco-based artist Danielle Baskin is launching a company called Resting Risk Face, which perfectly prints out people's faces on a face mask so that they don't need to take their masks off to unlock their phones. Pretty clever, if you ask us.
All you need to do is upload a photo of your face. The company will use computational mapping to ensure that your facial features aren't distorted when they're printed out. You can even preview what the face mask will look like and the company will be sure to match the mask's band with your skin tone.
"I was aware that it is a bit dystopian to sell a virus-related product, so I played into the dystopia," Danielle tells design website Dezeen. She understands, however, that there's a shortage of N95 masks and will wait until that shortage is over before she begins to manufacture them. The Face ID Mask website is full of humor. The product description reads: "If you enjoy late stage capitalism, facial recognition respirator masks will retail for $40 per mask." If you're interested, you can sign up to be notified of its launch here.