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.
by Alexandre Freire, Etienne Delacroix, Giuliano Djahdjah, Luís "Asa" Fagundes: hacker, Murmur, Ricardo Ruiz, Romano, and Tatiana Wells
with funds from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts