Technopolitics and artivism. Updated Democracy to the digital era. Political R+D method. Citizen surveillance of power

Tactics, digital tools and artivism for political action. Networked democracy, new prototypes of citizen self-organization based on pragmatism. Political R&D method to achieve a democracy of the 21st century.

Besides being a technology, we consider thatbelieve that the age of the Internet is an historical era in which we haveit is our the obligation as citizens to take advantage of its many possibilities to impact, through technopolitics and hacktivism, make our society to make it truly democratic, to empowering ourselves the public and to desintermediate the access removing intermediaries in accessing knowledge.

From our beginnings, ever since we first started, at Xnet we have been pioneers and dedicated an importanta significant part of our work to the develpement development and use of digital tools, communication strategies and viral campaigns to apply pressure on different fronts in favour of social transformation, promotion helping to the emergence of an create an active citizenship and co-responsible for governance.

We do all this from based on the deep conviction that these this struggle clashes for net neutrality or and free culture are is essential, and will and at the same time also promote help promote the self-organising skills of the publicthese new citizen self-organizing capacities. Without these toolsthis struggle, key events such as those which occurred during the indignados movement (15M) of 2011 would never have never taken place.

Through non-conventional forms of communication and existing connections between free artistic expression and political action, we as citizens are winning the battle against the big large media groups and propaganda machines. We citizens are breaking through with an effective narrative that can oppose the dominant one. At the Xnet, we use artivism as a means to influence conventional communicative processes, using design, video, photography, online communication… and other tools in order to obtain help win victories from for civil society.

Since 2018 we organized in Barcelona the Postgraduate Course on Technology Policy and Rights in the Digital Age.

 

Networked democracy, new prototypes of citizen self-organization based on pragmatism. Political R&D method to achieve a democracy of the 21st century.

 
The Internet is an incredible tool for democratisation. We have been working exhaustively for years on the tools, methodologies and problems of networked democracy, and what the Internet can teach us about new forms of political self-organisation, based on pragmatism, defence of justice, and bringing effective democratic processes to the analogical world.
 
The major social consensuses have changed, political discourse has changed, even the faces are changing; but we believe it is not about changing the promises or preaching fake occupational participation. We must work on “specifics”, on the methods we can use install mechanisms for the public to monitor institutions and achieve real public participation, necessary elements for a 21st-century democracy, effective measures, with a sense of responsibility, that can translate into improvements for the common good.
 
We work in translating the distribued (and non-horizontal) governance of the Internet in an update globla governance: transparency in public administration, distributed journalism, freedom of information, prototypes of collaborative governance (what we’re currently being sold is not doing the job) and radical networked democracy.
 

If you want to know more about our work->
 
Our work was the inspiration for the start of Partido X
 

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(Es) Xnet pide a Fiscalía que investigue si hay delitos en la gestión del transporte público durante el Covid y hace un llamamiento a la ciudadanía

(Es) Xnet pide a Fiscalía que investigue si hay delitos en la gestión del transporte público durante el Covid y hace un llamamiento a la ciudadanía

(Es) Denunciamos que durante el Covid, las administraciones y titulares responsables del transporte público ferroviario ponen en riesgo la salud de los usuarios.
(Es) La Ley Castor para que ACS asuma los costes y no la ciudadanía  del Grupo Ciudadano Caso Castor que componemos junto con OdG y IDHC es presentada al Senado por Compromís

(Es) La Ley Castor para que ACS asuma los costes y no la ciudadanía del Grupo Ciudadano Caso Castor que componemos junto con OdG y IDHC es presentada al Senado por Compromís

(Es) La Proposición Ley Castor del Grupo Ciudadano Caso Castor se presenta al Senado por Compromís para que los costes los asuma ACS y no la ciudadanía.
(Es) Como Grupo Ciudadano Caso Castor creamos una Proposición de Ley para que el Castor no lo paguemos la gente sino quien lo ha causado

(Es) Como Grupo Ciudadano Caso Castor creamos una Proposición de Ley para que el Castor no lo paguemos la gente sino quien lo ha causado

(Es) El grupo Caso Castor promueve una Proposición de Ley en el Congreso: El gasto del Castor tiene que pagarlo quien lo ha generado y no la ciudadanía.

About Incompetence and/or Irregularities in the Design, Management and Implementation of Barcelona Municipal Public Policies concerning the Internet, Technology and Digital Innovation related with Digital Rights

(Es) Los derechos relacionados con Internet, Tecnología e Innovación Digital son nuestro ámbito de actuación desde hace 10 años. Creemos que no hace falta extenderse mucho en esto porque nuestro trabajo es conocido y de referencia en la ciudad de Barcelona, a nivel de Catalunya, estatal y europeo.

Sharing is necessary

Quotation, or the use of fragments from a work, must be defended in all cases as a vehicle for democratic development in the information society. The right to quote must be allowed whenever the work in question has already been made public in advance, whether it is quoted for educational or scientific reasons, or for […]

I co-produced Vicky Cristina Barcelona

On how public funds must have an impact on the public realm and not be privatized. The Woody Allen film Vicky Cristina Barcelona was generously funded by Barcelona City Council. Even when they are intended for commercial exploitation, the products of developments financed by public funds should always be published under free licenses to an […]

We Create. We Decide.

Fair distribution of Royalties and reform of royalties management and collecting societies. At the moment, royalties management societies are a monopoly that hinder the circulation of culture and the returns to its authors. *Ref.: point 2 Legal Demands, paragraph B. Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge: http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA […]

The Tracks Collector

Artists must be able to live from their work if they wish to do so. The traffic in authors rights by publishers, recording companies and royalties management societies does not protect the interests of authors. Legal Demands- Stimulating Creativity and Innovation, of the Charter for Innovation, Creativity and Access to Knowledge. http://fcforum.net/ STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/en/

El Cobrador del Track – 2º episodio

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

The Tracks Collector, reality show

You’ll see the Tracks Collector around the city over the next few days. Most of musicians are no longer members of any royalties collection societies, because theyve realised that it goes against their interestsBut they still try to collect money on their behalf, even if they havent signed the management of their authors rights over […]

The missing panel

The Forum for Cultural Industries which has been organised in Barcelona by the Chamber of Commerce, the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the European Committee on Culture and Education as a prelude to the Informal Meeting of the European Unions Ministers of Culture, has omitted to include one panel in its program. We will try […]

Looking for a (North) American friend

Every year, private US industry lobbies exert an invasive pressure on the Spanish Executive through their Special 301 Report on countries that require special surveillance because of their disobedience to the interests of Hollywood entertainment multinationals. This report names Spain as one of its top offenders and stigmatizes the whole of Spanish society as pirates. […]

Giving music to hairdressers vs the greed that refuses to understand the future

In Spain, the SGAE charges hairdressing salons for having the radio on, and they charge radio stations for broadcasting the same content. They use a flat fee that disregards whether the material broadcast is part of its repertory or not. They charge for everything, twice over. STOP ACTA http://d-evolution.fcforum.net/

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