- MKG / Lead Designer
- March 2015, Vancouver, Canada
“And it’s only by stepping back, and then further back, and holding still, that we can begin to see what the canvas means and to catch the larger picture.”-Pico Iyer, The Art of StillnessInspired by Pico Iyer’s TED Talk The Art of Stillness, MKG created an interactive tech and art installation to showcase Delta’s commitment to productivity and to highlight the benefit of becoming still to get there. The activation implored TED attendees to be more conscious of being present and still, ultimately allowing them to be more productive. Guests were invited to sit inside a mirrored room filled with soft and lively animations. They were then challenged to concentrate on reducing their heart rate; biometric sensors read their pulse, and the room quieted as a reaction to their slowing heart rate. At the culmination, the lowest recorded heartbeat was programmed into an orb, to serve as a reminder of the still place they found within the activation. Inset in a series of soft fabric curves, the installation glowed and pulsed to the heartbeat of each user, becoming a captivating experience from both inside and out. Opposite the installation, a productivity lounge space with integrated Delta messaging and onboard products hosted live viewings of the TED Talks and created a hub for attendees to work.This installation was a collaboration with artists Kyle McDonald and Lauren McCarthy.