g0v summit 2018

I went last week to Taipei for the 2018 edition of g0v summit, a biennial event organized by the g0v community to bring academics, hackers, activists and/or policy-makers interested in open government, open source collaboration and civic participation. The agenda included very stimulating keynotes (by Anasuya Sengupta, Ethan Zuckerman, Heather Leson and Michael Canares), talks (e.g, Parti’s experiments in South Korea, … More g0v summit 2018

Ciencia Participativa

The complexity of urban problems and the new possibilities provided by active citizenship, new technologies and the revitalisation of social spaces opens up a new scenario that requires new democratic infrastructures. Based on the experience of the Decidim project and the Metadecidim community, the Laboratori d’Innovació Democràtica is positioned as a municipal open space to … More Ciencia Participativa

Lab Meeting Iberoamericano

Yesterday I went to Madrid to attend the Ibero-American Meeting of Citizen Innovation and Citizen Laboratories (Lab Meeting Iberoamericano 2018). This is an initiative organized by Unión de Ciudades y Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI) and Medialab Prado with the collaboration of the Citizen Innovation Program of Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB). The event is meeting place for … More Lab Meeting Iberoamericano

ASONAM 2018

The IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM 2018) has taken place in Barcelona for its 2018 edition. From Tuesday to Friday, the conference has brought together researchers and practitioners from different fields to exchange of ideas/practices related to social networks analysis. In my case, the venue became a great … More ASONAM 2018

International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

I’m nearing the end of the third year of my PhD and, for the third consecutive time, I have attended the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM). In ICWSM-16 I presented my (2nd) master thesis, and the demo paper which inaugurated the list of publications of my PhD research. One year later, the first full paper … More International Conference on Web and Social Media 2018

Maker Faire BCN 2018

This weekend, the second edition of Maker Faire Barcelona is being held at the Pavelló Italià and CaixaForum in Montjuïc. The faire is a meeting place for engineers, artists, scientists, crafters and any citizen interested in the many facets of the Maker Movement, e.g., technology, arts, craftsmanship, science, and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) culture. My participation … More Maker Faire BCN 2018

Laboratory for Democratic Innovation

Today we have launched the citizen Laboratory for Democratic Innovation of Barcelona, based on the Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats. This has been designed as an open space to solve urban challenges in an intelligent, participatory and democratic manner following the principles and methdology of the Decidim project and the Metadecidim community. To inaugurate the … More Laboratory for Democratic Innovation