Contribution

After taking a digital literacies course, I was intrigued most by the idea that the internet  is capable of creating a detailed profile about my identity, my likes, my dislikes, my location, etc. I became highly aware of the level… Continue Reading →

Hadia Ghaleb

One of today’s most renowned social media influencers, Hadia Ghaleb is an Egyptian AUC graduate whose passion for fashion was triggered when she was asked to style for the university’s Fashion Magazine. After graduating from AUC, Ghaleb became a dedicated… Continue Reading →

Do Not Track

“Do Not Track is a personalized documentary series about privacy and the web economy.” I decided to watch “The Spy in My pocket,” an episode that described exposure level of our phone data to advertisers. The episode had multiple videos… Continue Reading →

Soliya

Soliya is an online educational program in which students from around the world participate to learn about the different cultures and discuss a variety of topics, including racism, islamophobia, multiple identities, influence of media, etc. The program allows students to… Continue Reading →

Peer Destruction

(image source: https://www.kaishalangton.com/home/2018/1/19/fatshaming-vs-thinspiration-is-our-society-enabling-social-prejudice-and-body-discrimination) The game, peer destruction, addresses the issue of “body shaming,” which has become so prevalent nowadays due to the beauty standards that are set by society. The game puts the player in the shoes of an underweight… Continue Reading →

Game prototype

Trying to come up with an idea for a game that would promote empathy, Salma Helmy and I decided to address the ‘body shaming’ issue that has been becoming more and more prevalent worldwide. The issue arises due to several factors,… Continue Reading →

The CLT Symposium

The Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT) symposium was very informative in terms of widening my knowledge of the digital world that has been expanding worldwide. Today’s young generations have become so immersed in technological advances and are, in fact,… Continue Reading →

Empathy Games

    Raising awareness to a variety of issues that are prevalent, the 6 narrative games I played allowed me to approach a variety of pressuring situations from the perspectives of the people involved. The games were constructed in a… Continue Reading →

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