Carolina Muñoz Proto, Social Personality Psychology
Faculty Advisor: Michelle Fine
Project Website: Memoscopio
NML Awards: The New Media Lab Digital Dissertation Award (April 2013), The Social Justice Award (December 2013)

MEMOSCOPIO is a multidisciplinary action research project that documents, studies, and promotes current experiences and experiments with nonviolence.

The GOAL of the project is to produce knowledge that is collectively owned, useful, and rooted in the experience of activists, artists, educators, and other individuals who engage in nonviolence.

The products

Using Omeka, Memoscopio, is building a DIGITAL ARCHIVE OF NONVIOLENCE . The project’s first production was a digital collection of written and video accounts titled Testimonios of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence which was launched on October 2nd of 2010, on the day of nonviolence, and the 1-year anniversary of the World March. This is one of the 200 testimonios included in the collection.

We are also developing a DIGITAL EXHIBIT, MEMOSCOPING 9 STOPS OF THE WORLD MARCH, which features a selection of the collection of testimonios.

Using Prezi, the Memoscopio project has developed accessible presentations for academic and activist audiences:

While working on our digital archival, we are also using SOCIAL MEDIA to gather and disseminate news about nonviolence, as a means to interrogate the range of meanings and expressions of nonviolence in today’s world. MEMOSCOPIO NONVIOLENCE NEWS archives and disseminates news through its and its Facebook page.

The Memoscopio TEAM is an interdisciplinary group of researchers, that includes:

Carolina Muñoz Proto. The link between the Memoscopio Project and the CUNY New Media Lab. She is a doctoral candidate in the Social/Personality Program at the CUNY Graduate Center and an activist for the humanization of social relations. She was born and raised in Chile.

Antonia Devoto Lyon. Chilean sociologist who received her BA from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2007. She now lives in Mendoza, Argentina, where she is an activist and teacher of indigenous weaving.

Carolina Villar Castillo. Visual artist and web and multimedia designer from Santiago de Chile. In 1996 received a BA in marketing from the University of Santiago and became a volunteer with the Humanist Movement. Ten years later she joined the artistic collective Antoja.

Marco Battistella. Programmer and activist who grew up in Milan, Italy. He moved to New York in 1994 and since then has worked on numerous projects involving nonviolent activism and the internet. Since 1987 he has been paying his bills by making computers do his work for him.