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.
- Full text (in Spanish)
- Summary of the study (in English, in Spanish)
- Slides (in English, in Spanish)
- Twitter datasets