Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions

Today, our article “Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions” has been published in Policy & Internet. This is my second article in this journal and consists of an extended version of the working paper we presented in the IPP2016 conference (The Platform Society), which received the best paper award. The extension included a newer approach … More Detecting Platform Effects in Online Discussions

International Conference on Computational Social Science 2017

From Monday to Thursday I was in Cologne for the 3rd Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science. This interdisciplinary event, held at the Maternushaus, is intended to bring academics, industry experts, open data activists, government agency workers, and think tank analysts to present and discuss recent work on computational social science. As usual, the organization of the … More International Conference on Computational Social Science 2017

TICTeC 2017

I came this week to Florence to attend TICTeC 2017: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2017. The event brought together scientists, policy makers and NGOs to discuss about the impact of digital technologies on democracy. This was third edition of the series and my second participation. While my contribution in 2016 was devised to … More TICTeC 2017

Quina innovació en cultura volem

The Institute of Culture of Barcelona (Institut de Cultura de Barcelona – ICUB) organized on Friday Quina innovació en cultura volem?, a round table to discuss and deliberate on the innovation culture which has to be boosted by the Barcelona City Council and the citizenship. The event, held at Canòdrom-Parc de Recerca Creativa, included different cross-disciplinary sessions … More Quina innovació en cultura volem

DECODE: Kick-off meeting

From February 8 to 9, we have held in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) the kick-off meeting of DECODE project, selected under the H2020 call Distributed Architectures for Decentralised Data Governance. The agenda included the typical walk through of programme (project overall vision, objectives, work packages, deliverables, and milestones) and a workshop on Lean … More DECODE: Kick-off meeting

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

Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2016

This weekend the team involved in the development of decidim.barcelona have held the first #metadecidim workshop/hackaton. decidim.barcelona is the participatory platform of Barcelona to build an open, transparent an collaborative city. The event, opened to any interested citizen, was devised as a participatory process within the platform to apply this principles in the development of the … More Jornades Anuals Metadecidim 2016

IPP2016: The Platform Society

On Thursday and Friday I have attended IPP2016: The Platform Society, convened by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford). This academic conference belongs to the biennial Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) academic conference series and was designed to gather scholars interested in analysing online platforms and how they shape societies. My attendance was motivated … More IPP2016: The Platform Society

Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

Today I received a printed copy of the book “Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política“. This book was proposed to reflect on the usage of social media in the #YoSoy132 movement and the alternative options for citizen participation in the current context of a crisis of legitimacy regarding political parties. … More Del Internet a las calles: #YoSoy132, una opción alternativa de hacer política

D-CENT: Networked Models of Democracy

Our final deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: Networked Models of Democracy. In this work we analyse two different online platforms for democratic and deliberative processes. We first assess the collaborative process of building the Municipal Action Program in Barcelona within the platform Decidim.Barcelona. Then, we examine how deliberation is affected in the online platform Menéame by the change of the … More D-CENT: Networked Models of Democracy