Guardian VR

☀☀☀ Guardian’s 6×9 virtual reality is an authentic (and disturbing) experience explaining the psychological damage caused by extreme isolation. Voice-overs explain a prisoner’s daily life of solitary confinement from a prison cell. Users of this free app should be adults. You’ll hear  graphic descriptions and real sounds from the Maine maximum security prison. The video is deliberately unsteady, occasionally causing feelings of nausea and discomfort (which took away from my experience). Be advised: watch while sitting.  Many virtual reality (VR) apps require goggles, but 6×9 offers a full screen alternative. This app allows journalists to see how a story can be told from the inside. — Emily Taylor

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