An interactive art experience prototype, providing an escape - a glimpse into another world.
"Where I'd like to be right now - alone on a plane, headed anywhere far away. I love that anonymous feeling and knowing no one really knows where I am. I miss this."
We created a variety of Aero prototypes, ranging from low-fidelity smart phone screens overlaid with a mini, laser-cut airplane window with sliding screen.
Our final prototype, which we presented at our Studio Show at the UW Makerspace was a larger-scale, laser-cut acrylic, interactive airplane window. The window had a flexible, screen which a user could open and close and was imbedded into a painted wooden box with a tablet screen attached behind it.
We used Arduino and processing to create interactive components. A magnetic sensor was incorporated to detect each time a participant closed and re-opened the window, the sensor would initiate a new random video on the tablet screen. The LCD screen, situated above the window, would also respond by displaying the location of the visual, ie. underwater exploration or flying over downtown Manhattan.