Decidim Fest 2020

Last week we held a new edition of Decidim Fest. After the successful 2019 edition, that was preceded by the original Metadecidim Annual Conferences (Jornades Anuals Metadecidim), this year we had to reinvent our community meeting given the restrictions to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. The major change was that the conference was completely online. As … More Decidim Fest 2020

Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration Conference

Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration conference (TUR’20) is a two-week event consisting of an international conference and a summer school. The goal of the event is to explore co-creation of livable and sustainable cities, presenting an opportunity to share the work of architectural practices and researchers on participatory experiences and methodologies. In particular, this edition of … More Technopolitics in Urban Regeneration Conference

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 2019

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 2019

UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

MediaLab UGR is a space created at the University of Granada for the analysis, research and dissemination of the possibilities of digital technologies in culture and society. One of the ongoing projects promoted by this space is a course on data science and network analysis to address the Sustainable Development Goals. The course is structured in … More UGR: Data Science for the Common Good

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

PDF CEE 2019

I went last week to Gdańsk to attend the 7th edition of Personal Democracy Forum Central and Eastern Europe (PDF CEE 2019). The conference, held at the emblematic European Solidarity Centre, is a reference venue for the exchange of experiences from people working for civic participation and transparency in public life with the help of … More PDF CEE 2019