Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

Today, the article Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement‑party written with Helena Gallego, David Laniado, Yana Volkovich and Andreas Kaltenbrunner got published in the Computational Social Networks open-access journal. This work is an extension of my MSc thesis Computational Framework for the Assessment of New Forms of Political Organization in Social Media, … More Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

I am glad to have been back in Oxford. This time, my visit was motivated by the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017). The conference, which this year was organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from computer and social sciences to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

Participa Lab: Análisis de datos en la participación de Decide Madrid

Today I went to Medialab Prado (Madrid) for a workshop on Analysis of data from participatory practices in Decide Madrid. The meeting was designed by my colleagues from ParticipaLAB to: review our past work within the Data Analysis group at the BetaDemic research network define new goals for the coming months. In particular, we discussed … More Participa Lab: Análisis de datos en la participación de Decide Madrid

Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2016

This weekend the team involved in the development of decidim.barcelona have held the first #metadecidim workshop/hackaton. decidim.barcelona is the participatory platform of Barcelona to build an open, transparent an collaborative city. The event, opened to any interested citizen, was devised as a participatory process within the platform to apply this principles in the development of the … More Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2016

Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

Today I received a printed copy of the book “Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política“. This book was proposed to reflect on the usage of social media in the #YoSoy132 movement and the alternative options for citizen participation in the current context of a crisis of legitimacy regarding political parties. … More Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

D-CENT: Networked Models of Democracy

Our final deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: Networked Models of Democracy. In this work we analyse two different online platforms for democratic and deliberative processes. We first assess the collaborative process of building the Municipal Action Program in Barcelona within the platform Decidim.Barcelona. Then, we examine how deliberation is affected in the online platform Menéame by the change of the … More D-CENT: Networked Models of Democracy

D-CENT: Democratic Cities

In D-CENT project (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) we have been working in the last three years to develop open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment. All this work is being presented between 23-28 May in the event “DEMOCRATIC CITIES – Commons technology and the right to a democratic city“. This event … More D-CENT: Democratic Cities

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2016

This week I am in Cologne (Germany) attending the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). This conference is one of the premier venues for computational social science through the interplay of network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. My attendance in this edition (the 10th one) is motivated by … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2016

TICTeC 2016

This week  I’m participating in TICTeC2016: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2016. This (second) edition of the conference is being held in World Trade Center of Barcelona and focuses on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. The event gathers people from academic and … More TICTeC 2016

4th ETIC Doctoral Student Workshop

Today the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) organized the annual Doctoral Student Workshop. This workshop is conceived as an opportunity for PhD students to interact with other researchers, as well as gaining experience in participating in posters sessions. For this edition (the 4th one of the series and the 1st one … More 4th ETIC Doctoral Student Workshop