The Uncensored Library
By MediaMonks with DDB Germany
For DDB Germany; Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) wanted teenagers and young adults to gain more awareness of press freedom, particularly those who grow up in oppressive countries under strict online censorship.
Gaming was the solution. Even in countries where most media is blocked, the globally popular computer game Minecraft' is easily accessible. ‘The Uncensored Library’ is a huge digital repository ‘built’ within the game, housing republished formerly censored articles packaged as ‘Minecraft books’, and free to read by all players. This marked the very first time that a game became a tool to overcome censorship.
‘The Uncensored Library’ reached 20 million gamers from 165 countries, many of them suffering under censorship, and generated hundreds of news articles. Donations for RSF increased significantly, helping them to extend their global fight for press freedom. The library even became a teaching tool in many schools and universities and the Design Museum in London made it a permanent part of their exhibition.
Xbox: Power Your Dreams
For the launch of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X console, a monolithic structure was built and live-streamed from a rooftop in central London, hosted live on the Twitch channel 'Xbox On'. The activation enabled a global audience to interact with the content via Twitch, with the only requirements being a ‘time’ and a 'place' instead of logins and tickets. The event, held in November 2020, brought the console to life with world-first real-time graphical overlays during an interactive six-hour livestream.
The Met unframed
For The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Verizon
The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s physical doors remained shut during the pandemic, so it showcased its collection using a range of digital techniques. It invited people through its virtual doors, using a combination of augmented reality (AR) and immersive environments to recreate a true-to-scale replica of the New York-based museum. This enabled people to explore the museum's extensive art collection wherever they were, with AR enhancements powered by Verizon’s 5G ultra wideband.
Global PlayStation 5 launch
For Sony Interactive Entertainment
Dr Martens presents
For Dr Martens
Dating Twitter advice bureau
By Flying Object
For Twitter UK
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