The developers are the new idols of innovation, at the heart of the emergence of new technological objects (drones, 3D printers, biotechnologies, etc.) and of new uses. Often hosted in the renewed basements of enterprises, sometimes hackers, they share their time between their day job and their side project, and go beyond the standard norms of management and the classical division of labour. Their skills don’t come from a standard education, they are acquired progressively, through their own exploration of new technologies. Paris Chrysos tells the story of developers, decrypts their action mode and their way of thinking, and reveals the new rules of innovation. The author shows that the developers are the forerunners of a forward-thinking culture of work. He explains their role in the new economy and how they undertake a non-standard and creative process to manufacture better solutions or to project new technological dreams.
See the echoes of the book.
Seminar: Training on Design Methods for enterprises & institutions
- Organised expression & Empathy Management
- Problem Definition & Analysis
- Identity Breaking & Creating
In Greece, there is currently a debate on the system of admission to public Universities. The Greek system being amongst the most transparent and open systems in Europe, it has also been criticized because of the great stress it imposes to competing candidates. Thus,...Read full story »
A small video I made about my book on Developers. Developed with Kdenlive and Gimp.Read full story »
This summer, if you look at the starry sky and see a star that blinks at you, know that it might be it ! In my book on developers, I talked, amongst others, about the project SatNOGs : developing a DYI and open design ground...Read full story »
The crisis of the world of work and its relationship to the current identity crisis are more and more frequently evoked in the public debate. A regression of this world seems inevitable: the affirmation of fixed identities of the past (national or religious), by...Read full story »
This June we presented the paper “Designing an interdisciplinary laboratory to tackle governance foundations” at the EURAM Conference that took place in Paris. The paper is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration with researchers Muriel Doudet-Mambrini – INRA, Elsa Berthet – MC GILL UNIVERSITY,...Read full story »
On May 24th, took place at the Hilton Hotel in Athens the first Industrial Conference organised by the Greek Federation of Enterprises. I published an article in the Journal of Editors (Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών) that presents an overview of this conference. Far from suggesting...Read full story »
On the occasion of the world day of intellectual property, I was interviewed by the Athenian/Macedonian Press Agency. The interview, available here in Greek, discusses the issues of the contemporary identity of inventors and the relationship between invention and innovation in the Greek context....Read full story »
The report of François Houllier, CEO of INRA has been published online (in French). You can find it here. Last summer, I participated in a round table of a day for participatory science, organised by INRA at Marciac, France. This initiative addresses the challenge...Read full story »
Using Google Trends, you can find French cities searching for developers:Read full story »
A video from Benoît Maire (artist), with the participation of the philosopher François Laruelle and the epistemologist Anne-Françoise Schmid.Subtitles in English. Letre from Benoît Maire on Vimeo.Read full story »
Eric von Hippel, Professor at MIT, explains his approach on Democratizing Innovation.Read full story »
“Designing the unknown” is a film created by Mines ParisTech for the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. Watch it: Designing the unknown | C-K Theory Presentation from CGS Mines ParisTech on Vimeo.Read full story »
Professor of Innovation Management at ISC Paris , I share my activity between Paris and Athens. My Ph.D. thesis, undrtaken at the Centre for Scientific Management (Mines – ParisTech), was about innovation on the Web. There, I conceptualised the role of developers in the emergence of new industries, a process implying their personal transformation along with the transformation with new technologies. Graduate Computer, Electrical and Electronics Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens, I had my Master in Sociology of innovation before enrolling to Ph.D. study.
I am currently interested in the modelling of innovation processes, the role of developers in formal and informal contexts, the modes of diffusion and appropriation of technologies for innovation and the institutional transformation brought by this movement.
In this movement, I advance my research in relationship to the international evolutions of the new technologies and of business, to the different actions of the organisations where I participate, to the trainings I animate and to what I have produced as thought on the governance of contemporary phenomena.