Freedoom of the Press 

Updated: Jun 21, 2021
Augmented Reality Mobile Application
Won The Communicator Awards for ‘Best Use of Augmented Reality & Emerging Technology
Won The Silver Telly Award in the Advocacy & Causes and Immersive, Interactive & Mixed
The Why?I wanted to tackle the issue of press suppression in an augmented reality application to raise empathy towards journalists and to especially acknowledge the extra struggle, female journalists face. So I thought of creating human silhouettes representing assassinated women journalists telling their stories from the dead. The app is made on Unity using AR foundation, and 3D spatial audio that allows the sound to gradually fade in and out based on how far you are from the character.

What To Expect
When you first open the app, 3 female silhouette figures will appear in your space and detect whether the user is sitting or standing. The figures will be mimicking the user's state when they first launch the app. For example, if the user is sitting, then the figures would sit next to them. Each one will start telling her story when you point your camera at her for ~40s.

Future Plans
In the near future, I'll be publishing this app after refining it and adding more stories to it. 
In the far future, I'll be adding geo location so these figures would appear where they were assassinated.

The What?

The How?Tools 
  • Unity Engine (AR Foundation, 3D spatial audio and shaders)
  • Adobe AfterEffects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop

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