Studying Decentralized Structures

So I have just been officially offered a research affiliate position at the Center for Civic Media out of MIT’s Media Lab. I’ll be moving to Boston in February. Zomg. I’ll be spending 20-30% of my time studying how decentralized structures scale. The rest of my time will continue to be spent on Geeks Without Bounds (funnily enough, figuring out how to scale it). I assume things like this lead to papers and things. I’m also working on fellowship applications. Here’s a basic summary, and a request for help.