Programme, ADAM Final Symposium





« Reclaiming the Internet » with distributed architectures: rights, technologies, practices, innovation

Final Symposium of the ADAM project (October 2-3, 2014, MINES ParisTech, 60 boulevard Saint-Michel, 75006 Paris)


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Thursday, October 2


10-10:30am. Arrival of participants/Registration


10:30-10:45am. Introduction/Welcome: Cécile Méadel, Alexandre Mallard & Francesca Musiani (CSI MINES ParisTech)


10:45-11:30am. Keynote #1: Dominique Boullier (SciencesPo). Cosmopolitical network architectures


11:30am-1:30pm. Session #1: “Case Studies in Decentralization”

Nicolas Bertrand (Utopia/IRIT) & Julien Rabier (FFDN). Introducing a new framework for digital cinema transport: The DCP Bay

Nick Lambert & Benjamin Bollen ( The SAFE Network, a new, decentralized Internet

Jean-Christophe Plantin (University of Michigan/Université de Technologie de Compiègne). ‘Unicorns exist, but only in the Google office’: promises and perils of web data for research

Maya Bacache & Julia Cagé (Télécom ParisTech). Pair-à-Pair: les véritables enjeux économiques

Discussant: Ksenia Ermoshina (CSI MINES ParisTech)


1:30-2:30pm. Lunch (on site, provided)


2:45-3:30pm: Keynote #2: Niva Elkin-Koren (University of Haifa). Beyond Design: The Role of Law in Distributed Architectures


3:30-5:30pm. Session #2: “Decentralization: ‘Code is Law’ Revisited?”

Argyro Karanasiou (Bournemouth University). Law Encoded: Towards a Free Speech Policy Model Based on Decentralised Architecture

Mélanie Dulong de Rosnay (Institute for Communication Sciences, CNRS, & LSE). Peer-to peer as a design principle for law: distribute the law

Primavera De Filippi (CERSA CNRS & Berkman Center). Ethereum: the quest towards a decentralized social system – when ‘dry code’ meets ‘wet code’

Roberto Caso & Federica Giovanella (Università di Trento). Liability issues in Wireless Community Networks

Discussant: Danièle Bourcier (CERSA CNRS)


5:30-6:15pm: Keynote #3: Panayotis Antoniadis (ETH Zurich). Local networks for local interactions: four reasons why and one way forward



Friday, October 3


9:30-11:30am. Session #3: “Futures of Decentralization”

Paris Chrysos (ISC Paris, Mines-Télécom). Can the Internet become distributed again? The limits of network approaches

Christian Sandvig (University of Michigan), Paul N. Edwards (University of Michigan), Jean-Christophe Plantin (University of Michigan, Université de Technologie de Compiègne), Carl Lagoze (University of Michigan). Histories of future networks: Exit, voice and loyalty in alternative infrastructures

Jeffrey Andreoni (Nottingham Trent University). Digital Gerrymandering: how wireless communities will redraw social, political and geographic boundaries

Annie Gentès & François Huguet (Télécom ParisTech). Translocal devices-as-infrastructures-networks, alternative practices, tactical networks: toward resilient media or empowerment tools?

Discussant: Valérie Schafer (ISCC/CNRS)


11:30am-12:15pm. Keynote #4: Vincent Toubiana (CNIL). Is a decentralized Internet better for privacy?


12:15am-1:15pm. Lunch (on site, provided)


1:15-3:15pm. Session #4: “The Decentralization of Everything?”

Darryl Farber (Pennsylvania State University). Architecting Evolving Sociotechnical Interdependent Infrastructure Systems

Sarah Gold (Central Saint Martins). Alternet Rules

Graham Meikle (University of Westminster). Distributed Citizenship and Social Media

Harry Halpin (W3C/MIT) & Alexandre Monnin (INRIA). The Decentralization of Knowledge

Discussant: Eric Dagiral (Université Paris Descartes)


3:15-4pm. Keynote #5: Geert Lovink (HvA Institute of Network Cultures, Amsterdam, NL). Social Media Alternatives Before and After Snowden


4-4:15pm. Conclusions & Wrap-Up: Cécile Méadel, Alexandre Mallard & Francesca Musiani (CSI MINES ParisTech)


Attendance to the symposium is free of charge. Please inform the organizers of your presence (for one of the two days, or both), by writing to francesca (dot) musiani (at) gmail (dot) com.

Francesca Musiani

Chercheuse postdoctorale, MINES ParisTech Yahoo! Fellow in Residence, Georgetown University

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Francesca Musiani

Chercheuse postdoctorale, MINES ParisTech Yahoo! Fellow in Residence, Georgetown University

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