Many of today’s problems stem from social disconnect, despite social media’s promise of making the world more “connected.” That is why we created PerSpectacles, a pair of spectacles that challenges the promise of a more connected world. They provide a comfortable, but narrowed perspective, symbolic of the actual effect social media has on our world view. Each of the lenses was designed to exaggerate the ways in which technology facilitates and/or manipulates the way we view the world (e.g. unduly optimistic, narrow-minded, and ignorant). The ability to manually control the filters, as users of technology, is symbolic of our role in causing our lives to become more filtered, controlled, and detached.
B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, 2018
B.A. Molecular & Cell Biology, 2019
B.A. Cognitive Science, 2018
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2018