Since 2000, Sergio Motta Institute’s actions aim for the future as a commitment to carry out our actions in a dynamic yet continuous way. As our logo indicates, we are continuously rethinking paradigms.

Initially, Sergio Motta Institute worked as a series of debates on social, political and economic themes. In 2005, with the consolidation of the Sergio Motta Art and Technology Award, our focus continued on contemporary themes revolving around technology and digital culture, and currently is one of the major incentive actions for Brazilian artistic production in digital media.

Many employees – associates, partners, sponsors, professional from many areas and, in particular, the SMI team – helped consolidate this route. However, last year we felt the need for rethinking and discussing our institutional model and the actions we’ve conducted.

2012 brings, then, new formats for the SMI. We remain on the same place – our headquarters in Sao Paulo – but the management is to occur by project. The space will house the SMI actions already planned this year – HTTPVideo, E-Waste Maps and Multimedia Workshops – but will be especially open for discussing ideas and receiving suggestions.

We want to rethink our model of civil society organization dedicated to the public interest, rethinking our work in the field of technology and culture, thus renewing our institutional relevance, our commitment to transformation. We invite old and future employees for this refreshing of the SMI regarding new thoughts, ideas and projects.

Elizabeth Sant’Anna will be responsible for SMI’s General Office. Any suggestions should be sent to her in info@ism.org.br / (11) 3674-0214. The Council and the Board remain present until the end of the year. Wilma Motta – Honorary President – and Antonio de Pádua Prado Júnior – Chairman of the Board – are also available.

We will remain present on the internet in our online channels: FacebookFlickrYouTubeTwitter and  Google +. In addition, our website has a new layout and resumed weekly publications on BLOG ISM about the universe of digital culture.

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