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

Lab Meeting Iberoamericano

Yesterday I went to Madrid to attend the Ibero-American Meeting of Citizen Innovation and Citizen Laboratories (Lab Meeting Iberoamericano 2018). This is an initiative organized by Unión de Ciudades y Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI) and Medialab Prado with the collaboration of the Citizen Innovation Program of Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB). The event is meeting place for … More Lab Meeting Iberoamericano

Participa Lab: Un año en un día

In 2017 I have served as a research collaborator of Participa Lab, the Collective Intelligence for Participatory Democracy Lab at Medialab Prado. In particular, I have been in charge of the data research line, which was born to provide the other research lines of Participa Lab with data analysis capabilities and to develop tools to understand and improve … More Participa Lab: Un año en un día

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