Escape Pod: Spatial laboratory

responsive environments  / design research  / systems design

The Escape Pod is an exploratory platform for researchers investigating moments of refuge within our bustling work lives. The core of the Escape Pod consists of actuated work and rest surfaces. This allows for moments of productivity and relaxation to occur within a single space. The outer skin provides variable transparency, enabling a spectrum of visibility settings according to privacy requirements. The inner skin provides an infrastructure for the modulation of spatial experiences. Each panel is a pixel, connecting itself to the skin network, and can embody an array of senses.

Team: Kent Larson, Carson Smuts, Jason Nawyn  - MIT Media Lab City Science Group


Design Concept

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For more information, please visit the City Science Group Project Page.