Monuments of cyberspace: Designing the Internet beyond the network framework

  • Paris Chrysos

Abstract

In light of the challenges entailed by the (re)design of the Internet, this paper develops the concept of “monuments of cyberspace”, to address the lack of clarity in current debates and more particularly in the use of the conceptual frameworks of “networks” and “communities”. To do so, I revisit the conceptual grounds of network approaches in different disciplines and those of communities of practice, using as an entry point the debate on personal data. To illustrate the value of the concept introduced, the article reviews the design of the “datagram” and that of an online communication setting for developers.

Author Biography

Paris Chrysos

Professor in the Management Department of the ISC Paris Business School (Institut supérieur du commerce de Paris).

Published
2016-11-13
How to Cite
Chrysos, P. (2016). Monuments of cyberspace: Designing the Internet beyond the network framework. First Monday, 21(12). https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v21i12.7112