Note to the reader The target audience for these lecture notes consists of younger researchers at the beginning of their careers as well as seasoned researchers in neigh- boring areas interested in quickly acquiring the viewpoint. The requisite background for reading this text should be at the level of an introductory course on geometric group theory or even just hyperbolic groups, though some comfort with graphs of groups would be helpful. I have attempted to include all defined terms and notation in an index at the end of the docu- ment, and hope that the intrepid reader will be able to dive into a chapter of interest and work outwards. xiii
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