DECODE: Final symposium

Last week we held the final symposium of the DECODE project: Our Data, Our Future: Radical Tech for a Democratic Digital Society. The event, held at Nuvola Lavazza in Turin, gathered policy-makers, researchers, hackers, artists and journalists for two days of talks, panels and tech workshops. The venue also included a main hall with exhibitors … More DECODE: Final symposium

Decidim Fest

Since the very first year the Decidim project was launched (2016), we have been helding the Metadecidim Annual Conference (Jornades Anuals Metadecidim) as a space for the community to gather, to reflect on the status of the project and to discuss new challenges. This year, the Decidim team decided to transition to a new model … More Decidim Fest

DECODE: IoT Pilot Wrap up

Derived from: https://ajuntament.barcelona.cat/digital/en/blog/final-session-of-the-decode-pilot-project-citizen-science-data-governance-iot On 30 September, the Catalan Institute of Advanced Architecture hosted the final session of the pilot project Citizen Science Data Governance (IoT), an initiative that forms part of the DECODE project. This pilot project consisted of installing environmental sensors in homes in the community to measure noise and pollution levels. Before the sensors … More DECODE: IoT Pilot Wrap up

Euro CSS 2019

I went this week to Zurich to attend the 3rd edition of the European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science. This was the final edition of the series and focused on polarization and radicalization. In particular, the symposium chairs designed an inspiring program of workshops, tutorials, keynotes, talks and posters discuss how … More Euro CSS 2019

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

What an unforgettable week in Munich! The International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-19) was held this year at the the Bavarian capital. This edition (the fourth in a row) I attended the conference to present, together with Vicenç Gómez and Andreas Kaltenbrunner, a tutorial on generative models of discussion threads. The tutorial … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2019

TICTeC 2019

This was an ideal week to be Paris. mySociety chose the French capital for the the sixth edition of TICTeC, the Impacts of Civic Technology Conference. This was my third time at this conference which is aimed at promoting and sharing rigorous and meaningful research into online technologies and digital democracy around the world. In … More TICTeC 2019