The historical radio uses a familiar interface to navigate through historical radio broadcasts from multiple genres of music and news. The tracks are curated to provide an educational experience, highlighting events across time (move through time) or across the world and genres at the same time (move through space).
This device would fit in at a history museum, and is designed to be understandable and usable by anone who has ever used a radio: turn the tuning knob to move through time, turn the band selector switch to move through space. By selecting an automatic mode, the curation will take the listener along a path across time or space.
for Physical computing, I wanted to do a project with an educational aspect, more than having something that was technically elegant but without deeper substance. I saw an old Hallicrafters radio at an antique store, and realized that branching off that aesthetic to a concept of a historical museum piece would make a good interaction design physical computing project.