Technopolitics: the potential of connected multitudes

During the last year I have been involved with the interdisciplinary research group @datAnalysis15M launched by Javier Toret working in an ambitious project studying social-media networks of grassroots self-organization of the Spanish 15M movement. One year later, the result of this research is the release of the document “Tecnopolítica y 15M, la potencia de las multitudes conectadas. El sistema red 15M, un nuevo paradigma de la política distribuida”.

I contribute with a chapter (in Spanish, soon some of the results presented there will be published in English as well) about how the presence of different types of self-organization processes are reflected in different types of fractal and multifractal patterns in the dynamics of the system, and the implications for the understanding of social media-based processes of grassroots political self-organization.

The release of the work consist on the following material (licensed under CC-by-sa and GFDL):

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About maguilera0

Miguel Aguilera is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the IAS Research Center for Life, Mind and Society at the University of the Basque Country. He has been a visiting researcher at the Cognitive Science Program at Indiana University and the Ikegami Lab in the Department of General Systems Studies at the University of Tokyo, and a postdoctoral fellow at the University of the University of Zaragoza and the University of the Balearic Islands. His research focuses on autonomy in biological and social systems from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating insights from cognitive science, theoretical neuroscience, computational modeling, adaptive behaviour, and complex systems. It combines nonlinear and dynamical models, evolutionary algorithms, and mathematical analysis from dynamical systems, network and information theory, to generate and understand situated and embodied models of agency in the realms of artificial life and evolutionary robotics, computational neuroscience, collective intelligence practices and socio-technical systems.
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