about the project

DCitizens aims to foster Digital Civics research and innovation in Lisbon. Digital Civics is a cross-disciplinary field that posits the use of technology to empower citizens and non-state actors to co-create, take an active role in shaping agendas, make decisions about service provision, and make such provisions sustainable and resilient. Particularly how digital technologies can scaffold a move from transactional to relational service models and the potential of such models to reconfigure power relations between citizens, communities, and institutions.

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Seminar Series: Dilrukshi Gamage

Abstract : In this presentation, I share research insights on the complex societal effects of AI-generated content, with a particular emphasis on Deepfakes and their ethical implications. Drawing on empirical research, I will discuss how society perceives and interacts with AI-generated content and its technologies. Through audience participation, I aim to showcase the impact of digital…

SIG @ CHI 2024

The DCitizens Project will be hosting a Special Interest Group (SIG) at CHI 2024 in Honolulu, Hawaii DCitizens Roles Unveiled: SIG Navigating Identities in Digital Civics and the Spectrum of Societal Impact. Anna R. L. Carter, Kyle Montague, Reem Talhouk, Shaun Lawson, Hugo Nicolau, Ana Cristina Pires, Markus Rohde, Alessio Del Bue, and Tiffany Knearem…
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2024 Civic and Inclusive Education Workshop

🇵🇹 Versão em Português We are excited to announce the second civic engagement workshop of DCitizens. It is a one-day workshop on the 27th of February that aims to bring together a diverse group of participants from academia, the public and 3rd sector, and industry to discuss the needs and opportunities in Civic and Inclusive…