DECODE: Kick-off meeting

From February 8 to 9, we have held in the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB) the kick-off meeting of DECODE project, selected under the H2020 call Distributed Architectures for Decentralised Data Governance. The agenda included the typical walk through of programme (project overall vision, objectives, work packages, deliverables, and milestones) and a workshop on Lean … More DECODE: Kick-off meeting

Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia

From November 18 to December 2, I have been in the Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia workshop at Medialab Prado (except for three days at the #metadecidim workshop in Barcelona). This workshop was organized by participaLAB, an new interdisciplinary workspace for the study, development and adoption of participatory processes for a direct, deliberative and distributed democracy. In … More Inteligencia Colectiva para la Democracia


This weekend the team involved in the development of have held the first #metadecidim workshop/hackaton. 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

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 Mexico 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