Marta PobletAssociate Professor and VC Senior Researcher at RMIT. Researcher at the UAB Institute of Law and Technology, team coordinator at Standby Task Force, crisis mapper.
- Leveraging Big Data in disasters: Working around the clock in Philippines
- Crowdfunding Culture in Catalonia: The Revival of Civil Society?
- On algorithms and croquettes: hashtag battles in Twitter politics
- Spread the word: the value of local information in disaster response
- Spanish politics: the anything goes culture
- Affordable telecoms for disaster management, Australian Journal of Telecommunications bit.ly/1pf1HIN #smem #smemau Deadline Sep 7 23 hours ago
- Sunniest spring in Melbourne #catalanswanttovote #9N2014 http://t.co/nhsIezcUo4 1 day ago
- Affordable telecoms for disaster management, CfP Special Iss. Australian Jnl of Telecommunications bit.ly/1pf1HIN #smem #smemau 5 days ago
Author Archives: serendipolis
[Work in progress, to appear in the Journal of Catalan Intellectual History, vol. 7, 2013] When Antoni Gaudi took over the Sagrada Familia project in 1883, the initially planned neo-Gothic church—which had come into existence by a private initiative in … Continue reading
By Marta Poblet and Keera Pullman As dozens of bushfires continue to burn across the country (not least in New South Wales) many Australians find themselves unable to return home while many others have no home to return to. While … Continue reading
My most admired José Juan Toharia—the renowned sociologist who co-founded Cuadernos para el Dialogo back in 1962 and now presides public opinion research firm Metroscopia—has been providing a series of data-driven analysis on perceptions of Catalonia and Spain since the … Continue reading
Marta Poblet and Pompeu Casanovas In the biggest rally for Catalan independence ever, an estimated crowd of 1.5 million people flooded the city of Barcelona with red-and-yellow striped flags on Catalonia’s national day, the Diada. Tax laws and lack of … Continue reading
Children at play are fascinating to observe. It’s not only that “their games should be deemed as their most serious actions”, as Montaigne famously wrote, but they are the finest examples of serendipity at work. All of a sudden, sticky … Continue reading