In Bakhtin's "Discourse in the Novel" he explained Heteroglossia to be "Another's speech in another's language, serving to express authorial intentions but in a refracted way" (Bakhtin, 324). In Sharon Daniel's project (could I call it an essay?) "Public Secrets" I believe she is using heteroglossia as a way to share her viewpoint through the voices of the prisoners. I'm not saying that told them what to say but she picked which questions to ask and we were only given part of the answers to questions that we don't know. If she had asked different questions would the answers we see now still be the same? It's hard to know.
I found the medium that Daniel's used to be really interesting because it not only gave a way for her audience to interact with the media but it also brought me back to Bakhtin when he discussed narration and how narration is always moving because if it wasn't moving the narration would become monotone and boring for the reader. Daniels has her narration moving in two ways: physically because you can touch and choose and expand what you want, you gain a more personal connection with the media because you are interacting with it. She also gives you the chance to expand and learn more about the prisoners she talked to. The second way is through the narration itself. She gives an authors note and little pieces here and there but you can sense the overlaying presence of her as the author in all of the notes you read or heard.
Bakhtin aso discussed that our verbality was a social construct. That we overlook the the socio-economic genre or language that goes with reading or interacting with a text .When it comes ti Daniel's project you can see these ideas coming into play. One of the women asked the police for "help" but hey never gave it, just told her to go home and suck it up but now only 15 years later, as expressed by another woman, your children are taken away by DCS without being able to give an explanation. These may not have been in the same context with each other but the way that our society changes affected both of them. How we view many things and I believe that's what both authors had in common. This idea that everything changes as our society changes. Bakhtin and Daniels were trying to make us more aware of the changes and how they affect ours view of some things like prisons and the idea that you shouldn't judge what you don't know anything about.