· February, 2013

Proposals in Mexico from February, 2013

Mexico: Digital Education Nodes

Youth groups from different places and cultures in Mexico are nodes of the Tlalana network www.tlalana.org.mx. They take action based on collective learning and experience exchange to solve local issues such as environmental problems, unemployment and violence. We want to train such nodes in audio editing, blogs and social networks to achieve greater visibility and facilitate their documenting and sharing capabilities between projects.

Mexico: Audio-visual Record of the Zapotec Language

This project Involves recording and audio-visual collective by young Zapotec. Zapotec of the Sierra Sur region of Oaxaca, Mexico, by capturinge very day images of the community and its description intheir own oral language with translation in to Spanish by using OjoVoz, an application installed on mobile phones and real-time Such publication of content on a website (Spanish-Zapotec).

Mexico: Seeing Through the Eyes of my Grandparents

Shade coffee plantations are a reservoir of biological and cultural diversity. Families, usually work together cultivating the land. Therefore, this people have a spiritual, physical, social and cultural connection to their land. Accordingly with this, our project aims to promote the dialogue and an interchanges of knowledge between young and adults in a coffee-growing region, to rescue the bicultural knowledge.

Mexico: In Tlaixmatilis Teiscaltia / Knowledge makes you grow

The project seeks to let the voice of native language speaking ethnic groups and towns that have no representation on the web, start being heard and seen on a global scale. The plan is to train a group composed by translators of the particular language and youngsters of the community in audiovisual storytelling and the use of social networks. This methodology will enable attendees to replicate the experience with other community members.

Mexico: The Mayan voices of Popolá

Register oral tradition of the Mayan community of Popola located in the municipality of Valladolid Yucatan State, Mexico by audio & video, training to children and adolescents of the community. Using digital recorders, videocamera, camera, software from Audacity, Gimp and Windows Movie Maker. The audios, videos & images obtained & processedwill be uploaded to the network in an account of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & a blog that will be created.

Mexico: Didza Kieru for SMS

We are proposing to work with a team of community radio operators to integrate their ongoing work, particularly as community news gatherers, with online and offline mobile-based technologies such as SMS and Twitter, taking advantage of not only the community radio station, but also the independent, community-operated GSM base-station that provides free cellular service to the townspeople and an interesting platform on which to try new ideas.

Mexico: GISTers Connected

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST) belongs to a rare group of canceres. In Mexico we don’t have an exact number of the people affected by this disease, the main reason: only few doctors can make an appropriate diagnosis of GIST. GIST is a rare disease recently discovered. Our main objective is that trough videos posted in our website and our facebook page people find enough information about the disease, about doctors and experiences.

Mexico: Interpersonal Communication between Non-digital Natives

The non-digital natives have difficulty communicating with the digital natives, so I intend to document the challenges they face, their thoughts and stories, decrear to record their experiences, stories in a warehouse that allows us to understand the change experiencing the presence of new information technologies and communication. This record will be made by recording videos, creating blogs, microblogs and social networking communications.

Mexico: Rescuing Cultures, their Knowledge, Traditions and Customs

Rescuing Cultures is a project focused on teaching and design strategies for indigenous communities Altos Region of Chiapas Tsotsil-Tseltal so that these indigenous groups to share via social networks and blogs their knowledge and traditional knowledge, customs, traditions, worldviews and how to live with natural resources. This project aims to show everyone the way of life of indigenous cultures, but is told by the main actors.