IESA CSIC seminar

Last week I gave a seminar at the Instituto de Estudios Sociales Avanzados – Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (IESA-CSIC). This institute, located in Córdoba, focuses on combining scientific excellence with a commitment to contribute to the improvement of social reality. Sebastian Rinken contacted me to invite me to present the opportunities offered by the … More IESA CSIC seminar

Decidim Fest 2022

Decidim Fest 2022 was held at Canòdrom this week. In this edition we focused on the Future of the Internet to discuss the democratic challenges of the digital society. In addition, Decidim Fest 2022 was included in the third edition of Biennial of Thought, which is held this week to reclaim public space and transform … More Decidim Fest 2022

Dagstuhl Seminar

This week I went to Germany to attend the Dagstuhl Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities of Democracy in the Digital Society. Dagstuhl Seminars are invite only events organized by Schloss Dagstuhl (Leibniz Center for Informatics) that bring together leading researchers and practicioners in specific fields of computer science. I was invited by the organizers: to … More Dagstuhl Seminar

IEEE Software: Civic Code for Social Change

Last week, we published our article Civic Code for Social Change: Lessons in Civic Tech Grassroots for Software Engineers in IEEE Software. The article builds on previous work on Code For Ireland by Antti Knutas, Victoria Palacin, Giovanni Maccani and Markus Helfert, and incorporates visions by Annika Wolff, Lukas Mocek and myself. In particular, we … More IEEE Software: Civic Code for Social Change

Open Knowledge Symposium

The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN) held today its annual symposium at Canòdrom. This was the first face-to-face meeting of this organization since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and gathered members of different national OKFN chapters together with international and local scholars and practitioners interested in open knowledge. Renata Ávila, former collaborator at D-CENT and … More Open Knowledge Symposium

CRI Seminar

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give a seminar at the Learning Planet Institute (fka. Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity or CRI). This institution belongs to the University of Paris and was created in 2016 to co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, … More CRI Seminar

InDICEs Bootcamp

The InDICEs Bootcamp was an event held this week at Canòdrom to explore and experiment with how data can impact and inform the future of digital cultural heritage. Professionals and practitioners of the intersection of data, digitization and cultural heritage, together with expert stakeholders (DigitalFems, CIMA, the Europeana Steering Committee, Tecnopolítica/UOC, Wikimedians and various actors … More InDICEs Bootcamp

ICT4Good Asia workshop

The ICT4Good/Asia Workshop was held today. This event, organized in collaboration with NUS Communications and New Media and NUS CivicTech Lab, brought together researchers and practitioners pursuing ICT4Good in Asia to discuss the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral development of the field. I had the honour to give a keynote on Decidim: Technopolitical Networks for Participatory Democracy … More ICT4Good Asia workshop

Decidim Fest 2021

This week we held Decidim Fest 2021. The along of this edition was to discuss the role of technology and democracy in the context of global justice. Given the unfair and undemocratic differences between the Global South and the Global North for vaccine distribution along with the impact of carbon footprint in the ongoing climate … More Decidim Fest 2021

KDD 2021

Last Sunday was a very intense day. Right after our Wikimania 2021 workshop on Indicators for the Wikimedia Projects, I joined the Second International MIS2 Workshop: Misinformation and Misbehavior Mining on the Web. This workshop was held in conjunction with KDD 2021 venue for researchers working in, or adjacent to these diverse areas to coalesce … More KDD 2021