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Boundary Objects

Last updated Jul 15, 2021 Edit Source

See also: contact language

# Definitions

Peter Galisons’ notion Trading Zone -> sites where representatives of multiple disciplines come together to work and, as the ydo, establish contact languages for purposes of collaboration

Susain Leigh Star and James Griesemer’s Boundary Objects -> objects which both inhabit several intersecting social worlds and satisfy the informational requirements of each (e.g. maps, diagrams, standardized forms, notation, etc.)

# Ecotone

Source: Ecotone, Wikipedia

An ecotone is a transition area between two biological communities, where two communities meet and integrate. It may be narrow or wide, and it may be local (the zone between a field and forest) or regional (the transition between forest and grassland ecosystems)