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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Youth Defying Media: A Hackaton in Centro Ático

Last month 75 students from all over Colombia, ages 18-24, and various disciplinary backgrounds, met at the at the Centro Ático of Universidad Javeriana in Bogota to participate in the Hackaton “Los jóvenes desafían los medios” (Youth defies the media). Working in 7 different teams, these youths collaborated during 36 hours in the design of […]

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Building the Internet of Trust: Reflections after the #IGF2018

Not that long ago governments around the world tried by multiple means to spread Internet connectivity across their territories with the goal of transitioning into the information society, a new era of knowledge and democratic progress, driven by  networks, computers, and information flows. Today, almost three decades after the invention of the World Wide Web […]

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