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Several years later, along these lines, he developed Canal accesible (Accessible

channel), winner of the Golden Nica Award at the 2006 Prix Ars Electronica, in the

Digital Communities23 category. This project, carried out in various cities, consists

of creating communication channels among marginal groups that have no voice

in the media. On Canal accesible, 40 handicapped persons mapped out the

architectural barriers they came across on their way around Barcelona. Provided

with a multimedia mobile phone, they took snapshots and sent them to an Internet

portal, where they were immediately published. This initial experience was followed

by others including: Canal Sitio Taxi (Taxi Site Channel) with the taxi driver collective

of Mexico City; Canal Gitano (Gypsy Channel), for the Gypsy community of Lleida

and León; Canal Invisible (Invisible Channel), narrated by prostitutes in Madrid; and

Canal Central (Central Channel) run by Nicaraguan immigrants in San José (Costa

Rica). One of its accomplishments, as explained by Abad24, is that this project has

allowed these groups to get organized.

We would also like to point out, a project by Daniel Andujar, a member

of, presented at the exhibit The Power of Security, a work forming part of

the legendary corporative type of organization, Technologies to the People. This work

adopted the blog format to build a platform offering a critical voice in the Valencia

area, and was joined by others in Spain, such as e-barcelona and e-sevilla25.

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