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mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correctional Machine
by midiatica.org

“mimoSa: Urban Intervention and Information Correctional Machine” 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.