🌐 Glossary

A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is an effective and safe way to work with like-minded folks around the globe. Think of them like an internet-native business that’s collectively owned and managed by its members. They have built-in treasuries that no one has the authority to access without the approval of the group. Decisions are governed by proposals and voting to ensure everyone in the organisation has a voice. (from ethereum.org) A decentralized autonomous organization (DAO) is an organization represented by rules encoded as a computer program that is transparent, controlled by the organization members and not influenced by a central government (from Wikipedia)
The relationships between the air, land, water, animals, plants, etc., usually of a particular area, or the scientific study. The relationship between living things and their environment.
An economy is the large set of interrelated production and consumption activities that aid in determining how scarce resources are allocated. The careful use and management of money or of time, energy, words, etc. The system of trade and industry by which the wealth of a country or region is made and used.
Dick Higgins’s 1960s model of Intermedia.
Open Science
Open Science is the practice of science in such a way that others can collaborate and contribute, where research data, lab notes and other research processes are freely available, under terms that enable reuse, redistribution and reproduction of the research and its underlying data and methods (from FOSTER portal)
Open Source
Open source is a term that originally referred to open source software (OSS). Open source software is code that is designed to be publicly accessible—anyone can see, modify, and distribute the code as they see fit. Open source software is developed in a decentralized and collaborative way, relying on peer review and community production. Open source software is often cheaper, more flexible, and has more longevity than its proprietary peers because it is developed by communities rather than a single author or company. Open source has become a movement and a way of working that reaches beyond software production. The open source movement uses the values and decentralized production model of open source software to find new ways to solve problems in their communities and industries. (from redhat.com)
Peer-to-peer (P2P)
(of a computer network) designed so that computers can send information directly to one another without passing through a centralized server. (related to knowledge) P2P refers to knowledge which is passed between learners, between co-workers,or between students.
Smart Contract
Is a self-executing contract with the terms of the agreement between buyer and seller being directly written into lines of code (from investopedia) Smart contracts are programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met (from IBM)
Science(s), Technology, Engineering and Math
Transdisciplinary Research is defined as research efforts conducted by investigators from different disciplines working jointly to create new conceptual, theoretical, methodological, and translational innovations that integrate and move beyond discipline-specific approaches to address a common problem (from harvard.edu)