15Mdata Hackaton

In the last weekend, the first 15Mdata Hackathon was held at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (theoretical session on Friday) and Ateneu Candela (practical session on Saturday). The event on Friday began with a presentation of our research group (datAnalysis15m) by Arnau Monterde and Javier Toret. Arnau Monterde detailed the following goals for the present year:

  • To establish a stronger relationship between the group and the Communication and Civil Society Seminar
  • To create a collaborative network with related researchers/research groups (e.g. occupydata who organized a hackaton during the same days)
  • To keep on studying democracy models for the network society
  • To organize a conference for related academic papers and software projects

Then, Javier Toret presented new research nodes, updates and derivative works. In his speech, whose main ideas are collected in the interview conducted by the journalist Yolanda Quintana (in Spanish), he explained the philosophy that motivated the conception of the group:

“The only way to study a network (15M movement) was setting up a research network”

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Finally, some group members presented new research lines and analytical perspectives.

  1. “Análisis de mesoescala en procesos de comunicación en movimientos auto-organizados” – Ignacio Morer (University of Zaragoza) 
    Download the slides
  2. “El 15M como disociación de identidad psicosocial: una aproximación neurodinámica a la consciencia política distribuída” – Xabier Barandiaran (University of the Basque Country) 
    Download the slides
  3. “Hacia una narrativa transmedia de los movimientos sociales en red” – Juan Linares (Pompeu Fabra University) 
    Download the slides
  4. “Dinámicas de discusión en red: conflicto, deliberación, consenso, leadership y roles” – David Laniado (Barcelona Media)
    Download the slides

[Edited on March 27] DatAnalysis15M blog has published a detailed review of the hackaton in Spanish on the following link: http://datanalysis15m.wordpress.com/2013/03/13/conclusiones-y-materiales-del-encuentro-hackaton-de-datanalysis15m/

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