A surprising and delightful experience in which users peek inside a box and get transported into a different world of singing bears
To use physical computing to create a unique experience
This is the BearBooth.
Think of it as a photo booth built to surprise and delight.
It is simply a curious black box from the outside, but once the user places their face inside, the system is triggered and a world of singing, seemingly ad infinitum, mechanical bears delight. In attempt to capture that moment of surprise, a hidden camera snaps a photo. The user only is only able to see the photo afterwards, wherein they realize they have become part of the bear milieu.
To see all the transformations thus far, please visit flickr.com/bearbooth
Category: physical computing, fabrication, soft circuitry, serial communication, programming
Date: December 2015
Toolkits: Arduino, P5.js
Collaborators: Dana Abrassart
Personal Highlight: turning people into bears!
From initial rough prototype to finished piece