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Vozmob overview for Drupalcamp LA 2010

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A short overview of VozMob (http://vozmob.net), presented at Drupalcamp LA 2010.

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Vozmob overview for Drupalcamp LA 2010

  1. 2. VozMob Projecting the voices of immigrant workers by appropriating mobile phones for popular communication www.v ozmob.net
  2. 3. Supporters
  3. 5. Google “day laborer”
  4. 6. daylaborers.org “ Do you really want this in your neighborhood?” Day Laborers site in Farmingville, Long Island, NY Photograph courtesy of Dave Drew Top result: anti-immigrant hate site
  5. 7. Who are day laborers?
  6. 8. Composite Technology Index (Modarres and Pitkin, 2006) Problem: Digital Access Inequality
  7. 9. ?
  8. 10. <ul><li>Research: mobile phone survey at day laborer centers </li></ul>
  9. 11. We surveyed 58 day laborers in 5 worker centers 78% have a cell phone 29% use a pre-paid plan We found:
  10. 12. <ul><li>What do they use their phones for? </li></ul>
  11. 13. What features do they use?
  12. 15. Popular Education
  13. 16. Participatory design
  14. 17. Free / Open Source Software + Creative Commons Content
  15. 18. System Features
  16. 20. Just a few of many stories
  17. 21. http://vozmob.net/en/node/777 “ Jacqueline” MADELOU
  18. 22. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6132 “ Green Gardeners in Action” RANFERI
  19. 23. http://vozmob.net/en/node/5268 “ Fiesta San Simon” DIANA
  20. 24. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6534 “ Graffiti: Social Phenomenon” MARCOS
  21. 25. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6840 “ Hands” MANUEL
  22. 26. ¡Gracias!

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