Science with Social Approach: The DCCS 2018 Research Camp began

Tuesday, 9 January, 2018 | NEWS

This complete month seeks that the students can work with complete dedication in the projects that they will develop individually, having available the orientation of the professors and researchers, as well as the collaborative feedback of all the participants.

Political movements, Social Networks and Technology, how to outline your line of research, what is the scientific component of a music festival and an afternoon full of crazy ideas open for discussion. These are some of the talks that will be held in the context of the Research Camp DCCS 2018, part of the postgraduate course coordinated by the Center for Research in Social Complexity (CICS in Spanish) throughout January.

Every year, in January, we carry out our intensive month of research. During 2016 and 2017 we organized B3 and B4, with César Hidalgo from the MIT Media Lab, Collective Learning division, and his doctoral students. This year we decided to do this Research Camp every two years, so we are already preparing the B5 for January 2019.

In this version 2018 we seek that students get to work with complete dedication in the projects they will develop individually, having available the guidance of the professors and researchers who will be accompanying them, as well as the collaborative feedback of all the participants. Also, we will be generating collaborative instances with diverse actors of the research ecosystem of the University.

With that spirit we inaugurated RC 18 with the Director of the Doctorate in Sciences of Social Complexity (DCCS in Spanish), Jorge Fábrega, and the Ph.D in Political Science and Lecturer in Queen Mary University of London, Javier Sajuria. They welcomed the students of the 4 generations of the Doctorate with the talk “Mobilization through technology: questions and methods”, in which they discussed the relationship between political movements, social networks and technology.

This week the Director of the Data Science Institute, Loreto Bravo, and the Director of the Center for Public Policies, Francisca Dussaillant, will talk about their research lines and how they developed them in the series of “Divergent Talks” that are open to the general public. We will also have two Open House to be held on Monday 15 and Wednesday 31 of the month, in order to open to the community of the university and those interested, both in the Doctorate program , as in the sciences of Social Complexity, in general.

In order to further foster collaborative feedback, the researcher and evolution expert, Tamas David-Barrett, will lead the “Intellectual Speed Dating”, an exercise to combine knowledge with the presentation of weekly papers in a relaxed atmosphere. And to close this series, he will host a workshop in a bar, where the assistants have only one requirement: to bring their craziest idea, presented as a possible paper.

This Research Camp 2018 will end with a closing event open to general public on January 31 at the RESB Campus of the Universidad del Desarrollo, where the students will present the results obtained during this intensive research will be presented.

You can check the full calendar of activities here and follow us through our social networks (Twitter and Facebook) or write us to to know more details and attend this encounter between basic sciences and social sciences.

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