Technical architectures

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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BOULLIER, Dominique and Maxime CREPEL, Vélib and data: a new way of inhabiting the city

URBE, v. 6 n. 1 Jan./Abr. 2014, pp. 47-56.   The Vélib bike rental system is worth analyzing in order to understand how cities move out of a model of large infrastructures towards a personal service principle connected to digital traceability and mapping of all activities. The new offer of bikes distributed all over the […]

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