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: Results of the data analysis

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D2.3 Results of the data analysis. The document contains the results of the analysis of digital data related to Barcelona Comú, an emerging grassroots movement-party that won the 2015 Barcelona City Council election. In the first part of this report we detail some of the technopolitical processes involved in developing Barcelona … More D-CENT: Results of the data analysis

D-CENT: Network democracy for a better city

Source: http://dcentproject.eu/2015/04/d-cent-event-network-democracy-for-a-better-city/ Exciting news! We have set the date and preliminary agenda for the next D-CENT event. On May 5th, we will be hosting a conference in Barcelona which dives into Network democracy for a better city. Our plan is to inspire a great number of high-level policy makers, academics, activists, civic society organisations, and hackers to debate the … More D-CENT: Network democracy for a better city

D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

The latest deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: D4.3 Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy. The file contains the technical architecture of the D-CENT nodes, each with its own social data store, in order to allow D-CENT to be used for the direct democratic decision-making pilots. Source: http://dcentproject.eu/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/D4.3-final.pdf Disclaimer: This report is currently awaiting approval … More D-CENT: Technical Design of Open Social Web for Crowdsourced Democracy

D-CENT: Kick-off meeting

From November 10 to 12, I went to London to the kick-off meeting of D-CENT project, selected under the first FP7 call of Collective Awareness Platforms for Sustainability and Social Innovation. The agenda included a meeting where the partners explained the corresponding work packages. In my case, as researcher of Barcelona Media, I explained, with my colleagues … More D-CENT: Kick-off meeting

The reinvention of democracy in the network society

In May and June 2012 Arnau Monterde, coordinator of the program “Communication and Civil Society” at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (Open University of Catalonia) organized two workgroups: Internet, net neutrality, ethical hacker and digital culture Internet, and new institutional crisis I was invited to the first one to discuss with very valuable people as Gala Pin, Carlos … More The reinvention of democracy in the network society