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

Participa Lab: ConsulCON 18

This week I went back to Medialab Prado to attend ConsulCON 18, the second edition of the conference about the open source political participation software powering Decide Madrid. This year I presented the interactive discovery system (which I built last year at Participa Lab) to the CONSUL community. The presentation of this work, supported by the Spanish Ministry of … More Participa Lab: ConsulCON 18

Participa Lab: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

The Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop mentioned in my previous post was part of Democratic Cities, a two weeks event around participation technologies to gather people from all round the globe to improve citizen engagement in democracy. The last two days, the Democratic Cities International Conference 2017 was held in Teatro Español (impressive venue!). This was the … More Participa Lab: Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

From November 6 to 18, I attended the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado. While last year my participation consisted on mentoring groups, this year I joined one of the projects as a collaborator. In particular, I was in a team with Amy X. Zhang (coordinator and creator of the early prototype), Julio Reyes, … More Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 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

Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2016

From November 18 to December 2, I have been in the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado (except for three days at the #metadecidim workshop in Barcelona). This workshop was organized by participaLAB, an new interdisciplinary workspace for the study, development and adoption of participatory processes for a direct, deliberative and distributed democracy. In … More Participa Lab: Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2016

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

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

D-CENT: From Citizen Data to Wisdom of the Crowd

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: From citizen data to wisdom of the Crowd. In this document we present the work of data visualisation performed on the Decide Madrid platform, launched on September 2015 by the Madrid City Council for open citizen decision-making. In the first section we explain the functionalities of Decide Madrid and … More D-CENT: From Citizen Data to Wisdom of the Crowd

Participa Lab: Herramientas para la Democracia

The beginning of the week has been followed by the attendance to the event Herramientas para la democracia: Abriendo la Participación held in Medialab Prado (Madrid). The event has gathered citizens from several Spanish cities and international experts in digital participation in order to discuss experiences on online tools for direct and deliberative democracy. I arrived Madrid on Wednesday morning to … More Participa Lab: Herramientas para la Democracia