Julien Mailland

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Radio-TV 318
  • Email:
    mailland@indiana.edu
  • Phone:
    812 855 1532
  • Website:
    minitel.us


  • Biography

    Education
    Ph.D., Communication, University of Southern California (Annenberg School), 2013
    LL.M., New York University School of Law, 2000
    M.C.J., LL.B., University of Paris (Assas School of Law), 1999, 1998
    Research Associate, Berkeley Law, 1997
    Annenberg-Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute (Oxford University, University of Pennsylvania), 2011
    Research Scholar, Internet History Program, Computer History Museum, 2015-current

    Research interests
    Telecommunications networks ecosystems design, law, and policy
    International communication
    Financial technologies
    History of online ecosystems
    Minitel and videotex networks

    Recent publications

    Julien Mailland, “Roman Polanski and the ‘Artists’ Minister’: American Criminal Law v. French Cultural Diplomacy,” Sports and Entertainment Law Journal (Spring 2016)

    Julien Mailland, "101 Online: American Minitel Network and Lessons from its Failure," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, (January – March 2016) (email me if you'd like a copy of the article)

    More publications

    Recently in the press

    I recently interviewed Daniel Hannaby, co-founder of famous pink Minitel site "3615 SM", as part of the Computer History Museum Oral History program.  The 2.5-hour video is here, and the transcript is here.

    Minitel, 1978-2012 // an other network (Lorie Emerson's blog)

    When France exported Minitel to Californian rave parties (Vincent Glad, Liberation, France)

    Aux Etats-Unis, le "modèle Minitel" surprend toujours (Damien Leloup, Le Monde, France)

    Minitel Research Lab, USA

    I co-founded the Minitel Research Lab, USA, with Kevin Driscoll.  The mission of the Lab is to create a comprehensive, independent digital Minitel museum and resource center; explore the technical, social, political and legal significance of the Minitel network; and make creative use of the machines to incite critical thinking about network design.  We maintain the world's largest digital Minitel musem at www.minitel.us.  We tweet from @minitelresearch.  Our work and collections have been featured in Wired, ARS Technica, Fox Business News (U.S.), Le Monde, Libération, NEON (France), and Computer Magazine (Ukraine).