LAB Metadecidim -Session 1- Digital identities, verification and democratic processes

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Campus Poble Nou, edifici Tànger). Sala 52.201
17 de March de 2017
Metadecidim LAB: network research for a network democracy
A laboratory for democracy
Metadecidim LAB is an open and collaborative research space aimed at addressing key problems for the development of the Decidim platform and network democracy.
Collective intelligence and social complexity
In the same way that social networks or mobile applications cross our daily lives today, networks such as Decidim will transform political life in the coming years. This poses challenges that require the collective intelligence of communities of experts still to be built.
Open and network research
The meetings of the Metadecidim LAB are a place from which to promote the construction of these communities, an open and shared research space, in which to weave research networks for network democracy. For this reason, we invite the university community, its groups and research centers, specialized companies and their social environment to be part of this project.
Technopolitical challenges
The sessions will deal with topics such as identity, security and digital privacy, processes and models of network democracy, technopolitical governance, the usefulness of artificial intelligence for participation, political gamification, or citizen science.
Basic objectives
The first (and main) objective of the laboratory is to open a space for debate that will help guide the development work of Decidim. A second objective is to build networks and communities of experts interested in contributing to this development in its different fronts (privacy, security, ontology, etc.). These contributions can go from the realization of applied or theoretical research around Decidim to the direct contribution to the code in github, through the incorporation of these experts to the Metadecidim community through the Metadecidim Operational Sessions (SOM). A third objective is to constitute an open place for research and debate on network democracy in a broader sense.
LAB Metadecidim. Network research for network democracy

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