D. Boullier (2018) Medialab Stories: How to Align Actor Network Theory and Digital Methods

Big Data & Society (2018). In this paper, the story of Sciences Po Médialab told by Venturini et al. (2017) is discussed and completed by demonstrating the incoherence in the choice of digital methods at the Médialab from the actor network theory perspective. As the Médialab mostly used web topologies as structural analysis of social […]

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D . Boullier, N. Sivakumar, M. Crepel, S. Juguet, (2016) « Trust architectures inpayment systems : the great bifurcation »

First Monday, (submitted)   Payments architectures are on the verge of a great bifurcation that must be documented in order to be debated. Google is moving towards a quasi bank while Apple and Google disseminate payment systems over smartphones. At the same time, block chain might become a distributed ledger introducing a radical new model […]

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Boullier, D. (2016), « Cosmopolitical Composition of Distributed Architectures »

First Monday, Volume 21, Number 12 – 5 December 2016   This paper tells the story of several distributed architectures “from within” and from personal experience. Using a “cosmopolitical compass”, we shall describe four types of architectures — including P2P — that are currently being debated, and find four other types in P2P as such, […]

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