Market transactions like any other?

One of the promised benefits of collaborative consumption emphasises the connections it creates between individuals. It is […]

The role of sociability in collaborative exchanges

All collaborative consumption platforms promise, to some extent, a «human» and «friendly» experience. Many claim to forge […]

Does collaborative consumption encourage frugality ?

The writers who advocate collaborative consumption, and the collaborative economy (a.k.a. the sharing economy) in general, see […]

IFADEM: Sustained practices after a mobile based teacher training project

In 2009, Orange has partnered with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence Universitaire […]

Drivy: the “friendly” way to rent a car

The collaborative consumption sector raises the question of amateur involvement in economic activity. How do ordinary web […]

A convergent gateway to realize full fixed/mobile convergence

Mobile networks are today greatly centralized with a few gateways connecting mobile users to the Internet and […]

ShaREvolution: an action research project on collaborative consumption

Between February 2014 and February 2015, Fing, OuiShare and their partners – including Orange Labs – carried […]

Dialogue with machines: between fantasy and reality

The myth, initiated with science-fiction literature, got incarnated for a general audience through cinema (HAL 9000, R2-D2, Samantha or TARS), and large […]

Drawing boundaries of social interaction

Beyond physical borders, “invisible borders” limit interaction between specific groups of people. These “social borders” are historically […]

Sonification, when sounds talk to you …

Supporting illiterate people, helping those who are uncomfortable ill at ease with digital technologies, giving them useful […]