Digital Colonialism?

The pandemic has made clear that big data about individuals and populations is one of the most important resources we have today for understanding our societies, and for communicating and taking decisions. Data visualizations about the exponential spread of the virus (“the curve”) in cities, countries and the world have been used by governments, scientists, […]

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Internet and Digital Platforms’ resilience during the Covid19

The pandemic and the global public health crisis have proven the resilience and adaptability of the Internet and the ecosystem of digital platforms. Social networks, cloud services, streaming video, music and game platforms, and a wide variety of mobile applications have successfully supported the growth in user demand and services around the world. With millions […]

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Quarantine Aurora

while the city still sleeps
dream drops hit our windows
birds break the silence of night
it is vigil or is a dream?
urban lucid dreams
half-asleep
early daylight paints streets and sidewalks
and the colors of dawn touch closed doors and parked cars
stolid urban flows
paused
muted
half-awake stores, amenities, and buildings
wait for dwellers
quite, still, and dull
quarantine mist blurs our city consciousness
it has not cleared out yet
in-between sleep and wakefulness
we cross the threshold
another day begins

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Youth and Digital Citizenship+ (Plus): New Report from BKC’s Youth and Media Team

As the digital transformation continues to change our society, economy, culture, education and all aspects of our life, the notion of digital citizenship has also evolved, adjusting to the risks and opportunities that the rapid technological change and innovation has brought. Researchers, educators, policy makers and activists have approached to the concept of digital citizenship […]

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The Emerging Popular Digital Culture of Bogota’s TransMilenio People

More than 2 million passengers move every day on TransMilenio, the bus-based public transportation system of Bogota. Operating since the year 2000, this Bus Rapid Transit system circulates through 776 kilometers of dedicated roadways covering most of the urban space. Although during the first decade of functioning Bogotanians received TransMilenio with enthusiasm as it allowed […]

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