MediaFutures: First Open Call Workshop

Yesterday we hold the workshop to prepare the first open call of MediaFutures, an EU-funded project that we recently kicked off to set up a virtual, European data innovation hub, including funding, mentoring and support for entrepreneurial and creative projects to reshape the media value chain through responsible, innovative uses of data. The event,  co-organized … More MediaFutures: First Open Call Workshop

PhD Defence

In October 2015 I enrolled in the PhD programme in Information and Communication Technologies at Universitat Pompeu Fabra to investigate the role of digital technologies for facilitating democratic participatory processes. This project, supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness under the María de Maeztu Units of Excellence Programme (MDM-2015-0502), did not emerged from … More PhD Defence

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