• DinaKhalil

Consciously Controlled! | AR App.

Updated: Jun 19, 2021

I've been fascinated by op-ed columns in newspapers here in the states because I've always thought of them to be another privilege of "freedom of speech" we don't really have in the Arab world.

Don't get me wrong, op-eds exist in our newspapers, but not in all, and they're usually articles that are outside of the newspaper's focus. For example, an op-ed column in a newspaper like Al-Rai would be about technology.

Source: nytimes.com


This app is made by integrating JSON data into Unity.

The idea is to get 2 articles from the Op-ed column from nytimes and place them in separate thought bubbles to demonstrate that they're just opinions and censor the other opinion bubbles to demonstrate people’s opinions that reside in countries with limited freedom of the press.

I've always been fascinated by how different governments control the media to shape an illusion that everything is great to the outside world (or to not be impeached, or whatever reason).

Which brings me to freedom of speech as in if I express my opinion as an Arab I might get killed, whereas if I express my opinion as an American for example I’ll be either verbally attacked, or ignored, or even praised. I’ve been passionate about this topic for many different reasons. I believe that being silenced is being controlled, but consciously (if that makes sense).