Metadecidim Lab Workshops

Promoted by Citizen Participation Department (Barcelona City Council)

Role and tasks at Bitlab

Workshop design and production

El Decidim.barcelona is the participation platform of the city council. As Bitlab, we have collaborated in designing and producing community seminars, meta-decidents. The goals of the metadecidem are: The first (and main) objective of the laboratory is to open a space for debate that will help guide the development work of the Decidim. A second objective is to build networks and communities of experts interested in contributing to this development in its various fronts (privacy, security, ontology, etc.).

These sessions consist of presentations by experts in the field, related to the platform and the community, so that those concepts, ideas, etc., related to the subject of the session are deepened. Next, there is a debate with the speakers and “row 0”, in which they usually have experts who have not done in the paper but they contribute their point of view. At the end of the session a work group is made to extract conclusions in the search key.

Contributions can range from carrying out applied or theoretical investigations around Decidim until the direct contribution to the github code, through the incorporation of these experts into the community through the Metadecidim SOM (Operations Sessions Metadecidem) . A third objective is to establish an open place for research and debate around the network democracy in a broader sense.

A laboratory for democracy

LAB Metadecidim is an open and collaborative research space aimed at addressing key issues for the development of the Decidem platform and of the online democracy.

Collective intelligence and social complexity

Just as social networks or mobile applications today cross our daily lives, networks like Decide will transform political life in the coming years. This raises challenges that require the collective intelligence of communities of experts still to be built.

Open and network research

The meetings of LAB Metadecidim are a place from which to promote the construction of these communities, an open and shared space for research, from which we network networks for democracy in the network. That is why we invite expert citizens, the scientific community of universities, their groups and research centers, specialized companies and their social environment to be part of this project.

Technopolitical challenges

It will address issues such as digital identity, security, privacy, processes and models of network democracy, technopolitical governance, artificial intelligence for participation, political gamification or citizen science.

Targets

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 various fronts (privacy, security, ontology, etc.). These contributions can range from carrying out applied or theoretical investigations around Decidim until the direct contribution to the github code, including the incorporation of these experts into the community through the Metadecidim SOM (Operational Sessions Metadecide) . A third objective is to establish an open place for research and debate around the network democracy in a broader sense.

 

Professional partners

Tecnopolitica.net (IN3-UOC),