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Platform Cooperativism

WHAT

Designs for the opening keynote "Unpacking Platform Cooperativism" by Trebor Scholz for the Platform Cooperativism Symposium held at The New School to discuss creating a cooperative Internet. 

WHY

"For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance. Ordinary users retain little control over their personal data, and the digital workplace is creeping into every corner of workers' lives. Online platforms often exploit and exacerbate existing inequalities in society, even while promising to be the great equalizers. Could the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers could set up their own platform, or if cities could control their own version of Airbnb? Can Silicon Alley do things more democratically than Silicon Valley? What are the prospects for platform cooperativism?"(excerpt from Platform Cooperativism Website - http://platformcoop.net/) 

The video from the keynote can be watched here