Last modified on 10 January 2013, at 01:33
human microphone in use at Occupy Wall Street demonstration
plural not attested
A means of delivering a speech to a large crowd, where the speaker says a few words at a time, and people within hearing of the speaker repeat it in unison. Used to work around police bans of electronic amplifiers.
January 8, Rossana Reguillo, “
Human Mic: Technologies for Democracy
North American Congress on Latin America
, accessed on
By linking the word to the body and the crowd, the
transformed an obstacle into an important asset for the social movements in the street.
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