Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

The Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop mentioned in my previous post was part of Democratic Cities, a two weeks event around participation technologies to gather people from all round the globe to improve citizen engagement in democracy. The last two days, the Democratic Cities International Conference 2017 was held in Teatro Español (impressive venue!). This was the … More Democratic Cities International Conference 2017

Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

From November 6 to 18, I attended the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado. While last year my participation consisted on mentoring groups, this year I joined one of the projects as a collaborator. In particular, I was in a team with Amy X. Zhang (coordinator and creator of the early prototype), Julio Reyes, … More Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia 2017

Jornades Anuals #Metadecidim 2017

This week we held the Jornades Anuals #Metadecidim 2017. After the success of the first edition, activities in 2017 were devised to act in an open, transparent and collaborative way in reconsidering and redesigning Decidim, ​​the digital participatory platform for cities and organisations. On Thursday, a series of talks were given to provide the political framework … More Jornades Anuals #Metadecidim 2017

Generative models of online discussion threads

Last week, we published our survey Generative models of online discussion threads: state of the art and research challenges in the Journal of Internet Services and Applications. This article is a review of the state of the art in modeling the structure of online discussion, including a historical overview, empirical evidence of relevant social theories, … More Generative models of online discussion threads

Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red

Today, the journal RECERCA – Revista de Pensament y Anàlisi published our article “Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red“. This article defines the main features of Decidim, the digital platform for citizen participation in Barcelona, using a technopolitical framework. The work was done with colleagues from Decidim Team: Xabier Barandiaran, Antonio … More Decidim: redes políticas y tecnopolíticas para la democracia en red

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

International Conference on Social Informatics 2017

I am glad to have been back in Oxford. This time, my visit was motivated by the 9th International Conference on Social Informatics (SocInfo 2017). The conference, which this year was organized by the Oxford Internet Institute, is an interdisciplinary venue for researchers from computer and social sciences to create better understanding of socially-centric platforms not just as … More International Conference on Social Informatics 2017