D-CENT: The Spanish Lean Inception Workshop

Source: http://dcentproject.eu/2014/02/the-spanish-lean-inception-workshop/ On the 8th – 14th of February D-CENT partners travelled to Barcelona, Spain, for a workshop organized by the partner University of Catalunya (UOC). The six-day session involved intensive meetings with local communities, drawing tech visions and sharing experiences. In Spain, our goal was to understand the local context better and explore overlaps and … More D-CENT: The Spanish Lean Inception Workshop

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

The reinvention of democracy in the network society

In May and June 2012 Arnau Monterde, coordinator of the program “Communication and Civil Society” at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (Open University of Catalonia) organized two workgroups: Internet, net neutrality, ethical hacker and digital culture Internet, and new institutional crisis I was invited to the first one to discuss with very valuable people as Gala Pin, Carlos … More The reinvention of democracy in the network society

UAM: Innovation and social networks in public administrations

The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid organized the Summer Course “Innovation and social networks in government: transparency, participation and collaboration”  between September 4 and 6. This course, directed by the associate professor J. Ignacio Criado, was to make an approach to the use of social networks in the three levels of Spanish public administration, defining its characteristics, identifying some of the best … More UAM: Innovation and social networks in public administrations

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

15Mdata Hackaton

In the last weekend, the first 15Mdata Hackathon was held at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (theoretical session on Friday) and Ateneu Candela (practical session on Saturday). The event on Friday began with a presentation of our research group (datAnalysis15m) by Arnau Monterde and Javier Toret. Arnau Monterde detailed the following goals for the present year: To establish a … More 15Mdata Hackaton

Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities

The present year begins with a new article: “Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities” (arXiv) In this work with Andreas Kaltenbrunner, David Laniado and Yana Volkovich, we discuss the practice of sister city pairing. Specifically, we investigate structural properties of the resulting city and country networks and present rankings of the most … More Not all paths lead to Rome: Analysing the network of sister cities

Review of 2012

Now when 2013 starts, I finish my first full calendar year as a researcher at Barcelona Media. Consequently, I think it is an ideal moment to review the research conducted in 2012. This year has been strongly marked by the study of the communication dynamics on Twitter of the main political parties in the Spanish … More Review of 2012