Week 2: Consciously Controlled
During last week’s exercise, I had to quickly think of answers to questions about an unknown idea. In doing so, I’ve managed to find a pattern in my answers. What I know so far is that I want my idea to be online, accessible, and related to freedom of speech. However, after further research, I’ve found that freedom of speech is a broad topic and I only care about one aspect of it. Therefore, I’ve decided to narrow it down to freedom of the press. After all, I am a journalist by degree, who refuses to be consciously controlled!
My Refined Train of Thought
This exercise made me come up with a list of things to keep in mind while thinking of an idea.
To make the user feel safe
Accessible for users
Beneficial for the user
So far, I have a couple of ideas that would need some refinement from your valuable feedback .
These ideas check numerous boxes on my list, but I’m not passionate about them.
However, I’ve pitched an idea for a VR experience yesterday that seemed so cool and it’s seducing me to further explore it. The problem is that VR is not the best piece of tech when it comes to accessibility. In fact, I don’t think it’s accessible at all. So many people don’t own headsets (including me), and it’d be tricky to accommodate any special needs for people with disabilities.
Unfortunately, both ideas aren’t related to each other at all, so there’s no way of combining them.
Feedback (Thank You All )
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16:17:58 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they : Dina you have probably seen this: https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000006154117/khashoggi-istanbul-death-saudi-consulate.html 16:18:01 From elizabeth : borders: made up lines on maps create ideological divides 16:18:01 From Benjamin M Moll : thinking about arab spring and optimism 16:18:12 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they : But if not you might be interested 16:18:22 From Nikhil Kumar : What do people consider freedom 16:18:31 From Nikhil Kumar : Are there different degrees of freedom 16:18:44 From Luisa Pereira Hors Renner : A piece by an Uruguayan new media artist about a teacher that was “vanished” during the dictatorship in the 70’s 16:18:44 From Luisa Pereira Hors Renner : https://laurenzo.net/#/nibia/ 16:18:57 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they : And also this Mark Lombardi piece: https://whitney.org/collection/works/13677 16:18:57 From Luisa Pereira Hors Renner : (About how the population is complicit) 16:19:09 From Lynne Yun : I think it feels powerful to center on empathy as it relates to freedom 16:19:09 From Nikhil Kumar : Thinking of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs 16:23:29 From elizabeth: Been looking for this link for you http://assets.press.princeton.edu/chapters/s9262.pdf 16:27:58 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they: You should look at forensic architecture too 16:28:08 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they: I think they worked on that? 16:28:14 From Dawn Sinkowski she/they: And Bellingcat
My Research Diary
Not sure if I have to post this as well? but here goes nothing!
11/5 – After midnight
11/6 – Morning
11/7 – Morning
Database(s), catalog(s), or search engine(s)
Words/terms that you searched
Comparing Free Speech
Freedom of speech
Freedom of speech by country
Freedom of the press
Visuals of freedom of press
New terms or ideas you discovered
Free speech movement
Potentially good books/articles/websites you found
A book called “Women, Islam and Cinema”
Other notes or reflection
In 2017, Iraq had more freedom of the press than Egypt! ::crying Jerry meme::