Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

Today, the article Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement‑party written with Helena Gallego, David Laniado, Yana Volkovich and Andreas Kaltenbrunner got published in the Computational Social Networks open-access journal. This work is an extension of my MSc thesis Computational Framework for the Assessment of New Forms of Political Organization in Social Media, … More Online network organization of Barcelona en Comú, an emergent movement-party

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

Summer School on Methods for Computational Social Science

I just arrived home after an incredible week in Sant’Antioco for the Summer School on Methods for Computational Social Science. This was the first edition of a series of three and focused on methods for capturing, analyzing and modeling digital trace data. The agenda, perfectly designed by Claudia Wagner, Nicola Perra, and David Brodesser, included very … More Summer School on Methods for Computational Social Science

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

Mexican Tour (II)

For the second consecutive year, I went to Mexico invited by Paola Ricaurte to give a three day course at the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey. The syllabus of theoretical concepts on social network analysis followed the same schema of last year: Introduction to graph theory Structural metrics Community detection methods Centrality measures Diffusion models Conversation … More Mexican Tour (II)

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

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2017

This week I am in Montreal (Canada) for the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM-17). This is my second edition (in a row) at this venue for computational social science. This year I am presenting my recent PhD work “To Thread or Not to Thread: The Impact of Conversation Threading on Online … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 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

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