[Air-L] Call for contribution - Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems

Balazs Bodo bodo at mokk.bme.hu
Fri Feb 26 02:55:01 PST 2021


Dear all,

I'd like to share with you this call for contribution
for the *Glossary of decentralised technosocial systems
*a project aimed at building a shared vocabulary on the social, technical,
economic, political aspects of decentralised, distributed or sovereign

We invite contributions on the emancipatory, counter-hegemonic, subversive
potential of digital technologies at the intersection of computer science,
law philosophy, social sciences. The Glossary is a long-term collaborative
project which will keep evolving over time, enriched periodically with more
terms and open to new contributors. Its scope is to build a foundational
vocabulary for academic and non-academic discourse on technologies,
sociotechnical systems and practices of decentralisation.

We invite proposals for new terms in the form of short abstracts (max. 200
words) to be later developed into a short glossary entry. The compiled
entries will be collected in a special section of the Internet Policy Review

For expression of interest email to: v.ferrari at uva.nl - by the 21st of

The initiative is led by The Blockchain and Society Policy Research Lab
(University of Amsterdam), in collaboration with the P2P Models
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Trust in Distributed Environments
(Weizenbaum Institut, Berlin) and Blockchain Gov teams (Centre National de
la Recherche Scientifique, Paris).

Feel free to ask for more information.

Hope many of you will be interested!



Balázs Bodó, PhD

Associate Professor

Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam


Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab (funded by an ERC Starting Grant)


Latest publications:

Bodó B, Antal D, Puha Z (2020) Can scholarly pirate libraries bridge the
knowledge access gap? An empirical study on the structural conditions of
book piracy in global and European academia. PLoS ONE 15(12): e0242509.

Bodó, B. (2020). Mediated trust: A theoretical framework to address the
trustworthiness of technological trust mediators. New Media & Society.

Bodó, B., & Giannopoulou, A. (2019). The logics of technology
decentralization: the case of Distributed Ledger Technologies. In M.
Ragnedda, & G. Destefanis (Eds.), Blockchain and Web 3.0: Social, Economic,
and Technological Challenges Routledge.

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