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Memoriagram is a geolocated-knowledge platform about the facts of the Internal Conflict era in Perú, between terrorist and counter-terrorist organizations; users will be able to explore content curated with the help of experts in the field and will be able leave their memories (using text, audio or video) about this facts to younger generations in order to avoid that this happen again.
Considering that most of the data will be attached to a geolocation, users will be able to access to content using mostly mobile interfaces; for smartphones: a mobile-web application based on HTML5 that shows relevant content nearby the physical position of the user; a mobile application with more complex functionalities like off-line access and augmented reality; for basic and featured-phones: a SMS service that notify subscribers about the most important dates on the Internal Conflict history.
The platform will also look to integrate with other mobile apps and platforms through their APIs such as Junaio and Layar (augmented reality), Foursquare (showing relevant data after a ‘check-in’), Facebook Timeline, Twitter, etc; and of course there will be a web application.
It could be use by high-school and college students that want to know about history; teachers could subscribe to the SMS notification service in order to remember the dates in their classroms; journalists can use it as a reliable source; parents could teach their childrens about this facts to while they walk by the cities using smartphones or tablets; tourists could learn about peruvian history.
Social media channels like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare were we will publish about our progress and content.
Throught publicity in press, blogs, etc.
We could visit to university classes to show them the platform.
We have contacted former members of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Peru who will help us to get in contact with mass media archives (newspapers, TV-station, etc) and the own archive of the Commision in order to get content. The members of the team work for a peruvian newspaper so these relationships will not be too hard to achieve.
We will contact experts who have investigated the subject to get advice on what data will be relevant to show, we will also call to volunteers to help to enter the data into the platform as well as software developers to create the platform, the mobile interfaces and the apps.
We have built a prototype based on the open-source CMS Drupal and Open-Street Maps were we already registered geolocated data with text, images and video. The original source of the content was the Photographic and Information Heritage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Perú. We’ve successfully connect with one of the most complicated interfaces in our project: the mobile augmented-reality app Junaio (screenshots: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vtowqd6qlzhpwfz/Vos4Q3Muk9)
Memoriagram aims to be a interactive 24/7 museum that connects with an audience, mostly peruvians, that wants and needs to learn about their past. We’d love to see childrens and adults with smartphones and tablets walking by their cities exploring and learning about what happened.
Hosting, domain, SSL certicate, laptops, mobile test devices, Mobile SDKs fees (i.e. iOS developer’s program), SMS gateways fees (i.e. Clickatell). Mentoring. Help with the launching and promotion.
Please list who is on your team:
Renzo Arauco Dextre (Telecom. Engineer at La República newspaper and postgraduate professor at the Ricardo Palma University in Mobile Marketing; he will be in charge of the technological challenges).
Ernesto Carrasco Benites (Support in search of photographic heritage for Truth Commission when I was serving as head of the Documentation Center Journalism, Journalism professor at the San Martin de Porres University and Opinion Editor at La Republica newspaper in Perú; he will be in charge of the content aspects of the project).
Expected number of months to complete project: 12 months
Estimated Project Cost: US$200,000
Name: Renzo Arauco
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