Italian Surface-esque museum display combines Cover Flow with a huge touchscreen

This is certainly something all museums should attempt; not only does it allow for easy browsing of the museum’s pieces, as you see here, but if correctly done it could have maps, lectures, and all sorts of other stuff going on as well. It’s pretty easy to get lost in a labyrinth like the Louvre or V&A, but a system like this could both put people where they want to go and get them to buy more prints and mugs. Can you say credit card reader? I knew you could.

Of course, it’s nearly impossible to see this thing in action because the presentazione they’ve made is so unbelievably awful. Yes, showcase your state-of-the-art technology in a 320×240 video that’s three-quarters slow zooms on pictures you already have in a gallery. And have some nice calming jungle music in there as well. Good. Ver-r-r-y gooood.

Anyway, it looks nice, though they might be getting a nice, juicy cease and desist from Apple for doing such a blatant ripoff of Cover Flow.

[via Cult of Mac and Gizmodo]