Dichotomy of Dissent — Book design + Digital additions

Whilst most of us follow social norms, passively accepting things as they are, there are outliers; people who subvert the status quo and critique the social norm. Dichotomy of Dissent explores the multi-polar debate surrounding Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden, 3 digital dissenters who—situated on the peripheries of society due to their controversial actions—unintentionally became situated at the epicentre of ‘hero’ or ‘traitor’ echo-chambers. 
Reflecting the spirit of resisting normative tendencies, the publication rejects traditional design and reading conventions, exploring digital visual languages and functionality, imposing them upon a physical space. It explores the materiality of these digital spaces, aiming to give the audience (digital natives who are interested in language, controversial debate and design) a speculative reading experience. ​​​​​​​
Indexes (key words, word frequency, tweet word frequency and the first 280 characters of paragraphs) separated into ‘positive’ and ‘negative’ connotations act as an access point for the reader to the content, personalising their experience of the book. This allows them to access the content based on their inherent biases towards the subjects of the publication, reflecting the idea of the extreme personalisation of digital content and the algorithms that decide which content we get to view online. Zoom functions and scrolling functions are also explored, with the typeface Favorit in its lining form, referencing hyperlinks.