Vozmob hastac2010 v2

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  • DAYLABORERS.ORG “ Some of the most violent murderers, rapists, and child molesters, are illegal aliens who work as day laborers”
  • El mercado de jornaleros esta lleno de violaciones de los derechos de los trabajadores. A los Jornaleros no les pagan por su trabajo regularmente, y muchos son expuestos a lugares de trabajo peligrosos, y la mayoría reciben abusos e insultos de parte de sus empleadores. El crecimiento de las esquinas combinadas con el crecimiento de violaciones de los derechos de los trabajadores es una tendencia nacional y debe de preocuparles a todos los niveles del gobierno.
  • 78% of the workers currently own a mobile phone. When asked how many times a day they use their phone, 36% reported using it between 5 to 10 times day, 31% reported 1 to 5 times a day and 25% reported more than 10 times.
  • Vozmob hastac2010 v2

    1. 2. VozMob Projecting the voices of immigrant workers by appropriating mobile phones for popular communication www.v ozmob.net
    2. 3. Partnership
    3. 4. Supporters
    4. 5. Community partner: IDEPSCA
    5. 7. Google results for “day laborer”
    6. 8. 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
    7. 9. Who are day laborers?
    8. 10. Composite Technology Index (Modarres and Pitkin, 2006) Problem: Digital Access Inequality
    9. 11. ?
    10. 12. <ul><li>Research: mobile phone survey at day laborer centers </li></ul>
    11. 13. <ul><li>We surveyed 58 day laborers in 5 worker centers </li></ul><ul><li>78% have a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>29% use a pre-paid plan </li></ul>We found:
    12. 14. <ul><li>What do they use their phones for? </li></ul>
    13. 15. What features do they use?
    14. 16. Mobile Voices was created to “give voice to the voiceless”
    15. 18. Popular Education + Participatory Design
    16. 19. Free / Open Source Software + Creative Commons Content
    17. 20. System Features
    18. 21. <ul><li>Post from (almost) any phone </li></ul><ul><li>Cheap: any phone or provider, no data plan needed, pre-paid ok, MMS bundles </li></ul><ul><li>Easy: voice calls, sms, or mms </li></ul>
    19. 22. vozmob.net CMS: edit remix tag translate share
    20. 23. Send to phones alerts groups msg of the day how-to etc…
    21. 24. export print open APIs Cross-platform
    22. 25. (Coming soon): Maps + GIS
    23. 26. Participatory graphic design
    24. 27. (Coming soon): codesigned site theme
    25. 28. Just a few of many stories
    26. 29. http://vozmob.net/en/node/777 “ Jacqueline” MADELOU
    27. 30. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6132 “ Green Gardeners in Action” RANFERI
    28. 31. http://vozmob.net/en/node/5268 “ Fiesta San Simon” DIANA
    29. 32. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6534 “ Graffiti: Social Phenomenon” MARCOS
    30. 33. http://vozmob.net/en/node/6840 “ Hands” MANUEL
    31. 34. ¡Gracias!

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