[NetBehaviour] Turbulence Commission: "mimoSa"

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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
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 people¹s 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.


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.
LUÍS "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.

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