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 #Metadecidim

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

Mexican Tour

In the last two weeks I have been touring central Mexican thanks to the invitation by Paola Ricaurte (Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey – Ciudad de México) and Sergio Rivera Magos (Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro). At the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey I gave a three days course of “Social Data Analysis and Visualization“ as part of the lecturer training … More Mexican Tour

D-CENT: Democratic Cities

In D-CENT project (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) we have been working in the last three years to develop open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment. All this work is being presented between 23-28 May in the event “DEMOCRATIC CITIES – Commons technology and the right to a democratic city“. This event … More D-CENT: Democratic Cities


This week I am in Cologne (Germany) attending the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). This conference is one of the premier venues for computational social science through the interplay of network science, machine learning, computational linguistics, sociology, communication, and political science. My attendance in this edition (the 10th one) is motivated by … More ICWSM-16


This week  I’m participating in TICTeC2016: The Impacts of Civic Technology Conference 2016. This (second) edition of the conference is being held in World Trade Center of Barcelona and focuses on the impact that civic technology and digital democracy are having upon citizens, decision makers and governments around the world. The event gathers people from academic and … More TICTeC2016

ETIC 4th Doctoral Student Workshop

Today the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) organized the annual Doctoral Student Workshop. This workshop is conceived as an opportunity for PhD students to interact with other researchers, as well as gaining experience in participating in posters sessions. For this edition (the 4th one of the series and the 1st one … More ETIC 4th Doctoral Student Workshop