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December 7, 2005
Turbulence Commission: "mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information
Correctional Machine" by Alexandre Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano
Djahdjah, Luis "Asa" Fagundes, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and Tatiana
Wells
http://turbulence.org/works/mimoSa/

Needs the VLC Media Player (see main page for URL)

"mimoSa" is based on the concept that people start to think critically
about media when they produce and distribute it themselves. In Brazil,
new systems of media production and distribution are crucial to achieving
a more just distribution of power and representation.

"mimoSa" is a continuous workshop that moves around Brazilian cities
collecting people's stories using recycled and reconstructed
technologies. The aim of the workshops is to design a machine capable of
altering the Brazilian mediascape. During the workshops a group of
artists, programmers, and activists create and operate this machine. The
machine records stories, stores them in a database, broadcasts them on
FM, and records them to CD. It also prints telephone numbers and
instructions on city streets and walls so that people passing by are able
to access the stories via their mobile phones. "mimoSa" maps these
activities via its web portal from which visitors can access both audio
and video interviews.

Begun in November 2005, the web site will continue to grow as the artists
travel and present workshops in various Brazilian cities; "mimoSa" will
keep walking around until 1 GB of information is loaded to the server.

"mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correctional Machine" is a
2005
commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., (aka Ether-Ore) for
its
Turbulence web site. It was made possible with funding from the Andy
Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts.

COLLABORATORS

ALEXANDRE FREIRE: mobile programmer, responsible for setting up the
audio
mobile server.
ETIENNE DELACROIX: MIT fellow and teacher at University of Sao Paulo.
Works
with discarded computers and other technological garbage. Responsible for
assembly of a portable PC and the machine's backbone.
GIULIANO DJAHDJAH: free-radio practitioner and documentarian, responsible
for workshops and urban interventions.
LU=CDS "ASA" FAGUNDES: hacker, PHP, C++ programmer.
MURMUR: a group collecting personal stories on mobile phones in Toronto,
Canada. Responsible for mobile connectivity.
RICARDO RUIZ: media practitioner, responsible for workshops, construction
of the machine and urban interventions.
ROMANO: radio artist and audio designer, responsible for audio
recording.
TATIANA WELLS: new media researcher, responsible for urban interventions
and
collecting stories.

For more information about Turbulence, please visit http://turbulence.org
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