Research

LedgerbackØDCRC carries out basic research on the internet and society (i.e., the network society).

Themes and Tracks

Here is a list of non-exhaustive themes that permeate through the work here at LedgerbackØDCRC.

  • Web3 technologies

  • P2P/Commons

  • Digital Citizenship

  • Data-driven economy and technologies

  • Information Privacy and Security

  • Digital Infrastructure

  • Collective Intelligence

  • Platform Cooperativism

  • Free and open source technologies

  • Complex systems

  • Decentralization

  • Digital Identity

  • Organizing

  • Online Governance

  • Complex Systems

The themes can then be further divided into tracks, e.g., Digital Labor under Platform Cooperativism.

Structure

Our research is structured into departments, which primarily take on themes, and then labs, which take on tracks under themes, and then working groups which conduct projects.

Our operational structure is divided into departments and labs.

Departments oversee basic research into a theme and its associated tracks. In departments, members self-manage governance, financing and operations of their research and educational pursuits.

In labs, members conduct basic research, form collaboratives (with external researchers and institutes) and working groups (for projects with deliverables).

Current Departments

  1. Knowledge Commons

  2. Platform Cooperativism

  3. Emerging Technologies

  4. Solidarity Project

  5. Cryptoeconomics

  6. Open Finance

Approaches

At LedgerbackØDCRC, we strive to promote open science, multifaceted (inter/multi/disciplinary approaches, i.e., working towards antidisciplinary) and participatory approaches in our research while accruing benefits from advances in related and unrelated fields as they may apply in the network society.

As such, you may find our articles and ongoing research published in open access repositories, labs in different disciplines working together, and the use of participatory methods including crowdsourcing to encourage citizen and industry participation.

Additionally, we also use the following approaches:

  • problem-centered

  • human-centered