VozMob

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VozMob or Mobile Voices/Voces Móviles (est.2010) is an open-source "mobile media project that supports immigrant and low wage workers in the Los Angeles area in the documentation of their own stories and communities."[1] It is "specifically aimed at those on the dark side of the digital divide."[2] It enables people with cellphone access to send content to an internet site, and to communicate to a larger audience.

It began as a participatory design project of the Institute of Popular Education of Southern California and the University of Southern California.[3] Other affiliates include the Los Angeles Community Action Network.[4]

Story contributors record video, photos and audio content, and then "send their dispatches by phone to an email address, which directly uploads the messages to Vozmob's blog."[3] The "VozMob content management system is a customized version of Drupal."[4]

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  1. ^ Vicki Callahan. Interview with Sasha Costanza-Chock. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture, 2011. Retrieved 2011-10-03
  2. ^ San Antonio Current, Nov 23-Nov 30, 2010
  3. ^ a b Paul Abowd. "Txt & Tweet 2 Org & Inform." Labor Notes Magazine, Iss. 370. Detroit: Jan 2010
  4. ^ a b About Vozmob. Retrieved 2011-10-04

Further reading[edit]

  • Esmeralda Bermudez. "Giving immigrant laborers an online voice: a new program teaches workers to use cellphones to tell their own stories and to document their lives and work." Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2010
  • Philip M. Napoli and Minna Aslama, eds. "Mobile Voices: Projecting the Voices of Immigrant Workers by Appropriating Mobile Phones for Popular Communication: The VozMob Project." Communications Research in Action: Scholar-Activist Collaborations for a Democratic Public Sphere. New York: Fordham University Press, 2011

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