"Reclaiming the Internet" with distributed architectures: An introduction

  • Francesca Musiani MINES ParisTech
  • Cécile Méadel

Abstract

The papers in this First Monday special issue were originally part of the final symposium of the research project ADAM (Architecture Distribuée & Applications Multimédias, French acronym of Distributed Architectures and Multimedia Applications). This introduction elaborates on the issues at stake in the study of distributed network architectures beyond engineering sciences; it explores their political, social and legal implications and shows, by introducing the papers, the important challenges distributed architectures pose to our societies, economic systems, legal norms and collective behaviors.

Author Biographies

Francesca Musiani, MINES ParisTech

Associate Research Professor (chargée de recherche), French National Centre for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, CNRS), Institute for Communication Sciences (ISCC-CNRS/Paris-Sorbonne/UPMC), associate researcher with the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation of MINES ParisTech-PSL, and academic editor for Internet Policy Review (https://policyreview.info).

Cécile Méadel

Full Professor at the Université Panthéon-Assas, Institut Français de Presse/CARISM, and associate researcher with the Centre for the Sociology of Innovation of MINES ParisTech-PSL.

Published
2016-11-10
How to Cite
Musiani, F., & Méadel, C. (2016). "Reclaiming the Internet" with distributed architectures: An introduction. First Monday, 21(12). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i12.7101