Shrinking Violets, 2017. Digital illustration, iOS prototyping, and ¼ acrylic lasercut, dimensions variable.
Shrinking Violets comes from an old idiom, which refers to shy individuals. Much like a “Wallflower,” Shrinking Violets appear shy and often have trouble overcoming their fears. This project came to be after five shy individuals wanted to come up with a unique way to challenge the human condition of shyness; we were inspired by the strange robot, Shybot, which avoided human contact by roaming locations attempting to seek solitude. This led us to question how in the modern, interconnectedness of our lives, we can help promote self-happiness & appreciate the human condition of being shy.
Sebastian Ospina, B.A. Cognitive Science (2017)
Shota Pangilinan, B.A. Cognitive Science (2017)
Sharon Wang, B.A. Media Studies (2018)
Peggy Zhao, B.A. Cognitive Science (2017)