4th Databeers BCN

Yesterday I participated in the 4th Databeers event held at the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona. My talk was based on our latest research article for the D-CENT project: “When a Movement Becomes a Party: The 2015 Barcelona City Council Election” that examines the structural properties of the new forms of political organization that emerged from the 15M … More 4th Databeers BCN

D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D4.3 Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy. The file contains the technical architecture of the D-CENT nodes, each with its own social data store, in order to allow D-CENT to be used for the direct democratic decision-making pilots. Source: http://dcentproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/D4.3-final.pdf Disclaimer: This report is currently awaiting approval … More D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

Also this week, the article “Who are my Audiences? A Study of the Evolution of Target Audiences in Microblogs” by my colleagues Ruth García-Gavilanes, Andreas Kaltenbrunner, Diego Sáez-Trumper, Ricardo Baeza-Yates, David Laniado and me will be presented in the 6th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2014). In this paper, we study the evolution of Twitter users across groups between 2011 … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2014

City Labs Workshop

This week, the article “DaTactic, Data with Tactics: Description and evaluation of a new format of online campaigning for NGOs“, written by Saya Sauliere, Rebeca Díez Escudero, Alberto Abellán and me, will be presented at City Labs Workshop – SocInfo 2014. According to the organizing committee, the workshop is devised to bring together researchers and … More City Labs Workshop

EMAPS: Oxford Sprint

Last week, I attended to the third in the series of four EMAPS sprints mapping climate change controversies. The focus of the sprint was on local adaptation projects: how they are defined, what they are, and where funding goes at the local level. This workshop, which took place at the School of Geography and the Environment at … More EMAPS: Oxford Sprint

D-CENT: Kick-off meeting

From November 10 to 12, I went to London to the kick-off meeting of D-CENT project, selected under the first FP7 call of Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The agenda included a meeting where the partners explained the corresponding work packages. In my case, as researcher of Barcelona Media, I explained, with my colleagues … More D-CENT: Kick-off meeting

15MP2P Conference

The 15M movement is part of a wave of protests that began in 2011 which generated a new global political cycle. This global wave is characterized by the occupation of the urban space and the strategic use of digital communication networks, which express a new self-organized collective behavior and, also, a new paradigm of political … More 15MP2P Conference