IPP2016: The Platform Society

On Thursday and Friday I have attended IPP2016: The Platform Society, convened by the Oxford Internet Institute (University of Oxford). This academic conference belongs to the biennial Internet, Politics, and Policy (IPP) academic conference series and was designed to gather scholars interested in analysing online platforms and how they shape societies. My attendance was motivated … More IPP2016: The Platform Society

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: Networked Models of Democracy

Our final deliverable of D-CENT project has been released: Networked Models of Democracy. In this work we analyse two different online platforms for democratic and deliberative processes. We first assess the collaborative process of building the Municipal Action Program in Barcelona within the platform Decidim.Barcelona. Then, we examine how deliberation is affected in the online platform Menéame by the change of the … More D-CENT: Networked Models of Democracy

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

TICTeC 2016

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 TICTeC 2016