Behind the Blue Screen

Jaap van Heusden, Ruben Pater - 2014 - 0 min.

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Since the arrival of social media, news spreads across the globe like wildfire. So, why do we hear so little from Iran? The limited number of correspondents and power of censorship make coverage quite difficult. Now, a dedicated app allows students, expats and immigrants to share their personal stories more freely: in the form of video selfies with face recognition software giving storytellers a blue mask in real time. The result is a new form of journalism, combining a direct narrative form with an artistic performance.


Producer(s) Jos de Putter
Production Company Dieptescherpte BV
Mohsen Farschi
Jaap van Heusden
TV Company
De Correspondent
Concept Development
Graphic Design
Interface and Interaction Design
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