Geolocalized obstacle

Developed by Barcelona artist, Antoni Abad, the Megafone project is entering into its 10th year of existence. The Mobile Media Lab, more specifically the m.i.a. team have been involved in this project for just over one year. Megafone is an application built on the android platform that allows participants to publish images, text and sound recordings to a map that documents disability discrimination in the city of Montreal.

Participants in the project are producing a location-based taxonomy of obstacles, barriers, and “incivilities” as well as points of accessibility: stairs to subways; cars parked on sidewalks; terraces with no ramps, cash machines that are too high and steps, stairs everywhere.


The Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies, Concordia University, the Concordia University Chair in Mobile Media Studies and Grand NCE.