Dagstuhl Seminar

This week I went to Germany to attend the Dagstuhl Seminar on Challenges and Opportunities of Democracy in the Digital Society. Dagstuhl Seminars are invite only events organized by Schloss Dagstuhl (Leibniz Center for Informatics) that bring together leading researchers and practicioners in specific fields of computer science. I was invited by the organizers: to … More Dagstuhl Seminar

CRI Seminar

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give a seminar at the Learning Planet Institute (fka. Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity or CRI). This institution belongs to the University of Paris and was created in 2016 to co-constructing and sharing new ways of learning, teaching, conducting research and mobilizing collective intelligence in the fields of life, … More CRI Seminar

ICT4Good Asia workshop

The ICT4Good/Asia Workshop was held today. This event, organized in collaboration with NUS Communications and New Media and NUS CivicTech Lab, brought together researchers and practitioners pursuing ICT4Good in Asia to discuss the interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral development of the field. I had the honour to give a keynote on Decidim: Technopolitical Networks for Participatory Democracy … More ICT4Good Asia workshop

Decidim Fest 2021

This week we held Decidim Fest 2021. The along of this edition was to discuss the role of technology and democracy in the context of global justice. Given the unfair and undemocratic differences between the Global South and the Global North for vaccine distribution along with the impact of carbon footprint in the ongoing climate … More Decidim Fest 2021

Wikimania 2021

Wikimania is the annual conference of the Wikimedia movement to celebrate and discuss its free knowledge project such as Wikipedia, Wikidata, Commons, etc. As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 edition had to be cancelled and this year edition was the first that was held online with three days program of conferences, discussions, … More Wikimania 2021

esLibre 2021

esLibre is a Spanish conference for people interested in free technologies, focused on sharing knowledge and experiences around them. This edition was (virtually) hosted by LibreLabUCM and included a track on Knowledge and Free Culture organized by Wikimedia España, the Spanish non-profit organization recognized by the Wikimedia Foundation as the local chapter in Spain. The … More esLibre 2021

Data Justice 2021

This week I attended the Data Justice Conference. This event is organized every two years by the Data Justice Lab at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) to bring together international scholars, practitioners, activists, and community groups to discuss issues around the relationship between datafication and social justice. This edition, originally planned … More Data Justice 2021

DIAMOND: research papers

DIAMOND is a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program to analyze and convert data into knowledge to support gender inclusion in current and future transport systems. I contributed to this project while working as a research scientist at Eurecat (project coordination partner) to provide guidance on how to retrieve … More DIAMOND: research papers

BJET: Emergency education effects on teacher abilities and motivation to use digital technologies

Yesterday, the British Journal of Educational Technology published our journal article “Emergency education effects on teacher abilities and motivation to use digital technologies”.  This work includes a study to examine how teacher motivation and abilities related to the use of digital technologies for teaching have changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The methodology … More BJET: Emergency education effects on teacher abilities and motivation to use digital technologies

Research Scientist position at Wikimedia Foundation

It has been almost 10 years since I arrived in Barcelona for working as a research engineer at Fundació Barcelona Media (research scientist at Eurecat after a few years). Many things have happened since then: discovering that social media analysis techniques could help to understand social and political phenomena, co-founding the DatAnalysis15M research network, contributing … More Research Scientist position at Wikimedia Foundation