What is the most humane way to keep tabs on your aging parents without the tinge of big-brother or intrusive monitoring? This cabinetry embeds a 1:1 dedicated videoconferencing link between grandparents and their grandkids so they can chat as often as they’d like--just by opening a door.
Inspired by the film-maker Errol Morris’ interrotron, the video camera is concealed behind a half-silvered mirror, so your looking directly eye-to-eye. A light box provides perfect facial illumination, and the door even glows with the other person is nearby. Thanks to my collaborator Sean who is now a technologist in NYC.