(El evento contará con traducción al Castellano)
HOW PLATFORM COOPERATIVISM CAN UNLEASH THE NETWORK
Presentation of the Spanish translation of the book: Platform cooperativism by Trebor Scholz
Abstract: The distrust of the dominant extractive model of the "sharing economy" is growing. Labor and logistics companies such as Uber have been criticized for eliminating democratic values such as accountability, dignity, and rights for workers. Using various examples, Scholz will introduce what he calls platform cooperativism, an Internet based on ownership and democratic governance. It’s about a move of the economy in a direction that benefits more citizens. Silicon Valley loves a good disruption; let’s give them one.
Bio: Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in New York City. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) develops an analysis of the challenges posed by digital labor and introduces the concept of platform cooperativism as a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance. His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (with Nathan Schneider, OR, 2016). In 2009, Scholz started to convene the influential digital labor conferences at The New School. Today, he frequently presents on the future of work, solidarity, and the Internet to media scholars, lawyers, activists, designers, developers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post.
Moderator; Mayo Fuster Morell is the Dimmons director of research on collaborative economy at theInternet Interdisciplinary Institute of theOpen University of Catalonia. Additionally, she is faculty affiliated at theBerkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, and at Institute of Govern and Public Policies at Autonomous University of Barcelona (IGOPnet). In 2010, she concludedher PhD thesis at theEuropean University Institute in Florence on the governance of common-based peer production, and have numerous publications in the field. She is the principal investigator for the European projectP2Pvalue: Techno-social platform for sustainable models and value generation in commons-based peer production. She is also responsible of the experts groupBarCola on collaborative economy and commons production at the Barcelona City Council, and lead the organization of the event Procomuns: Commons Collaborative Economy. @lilaroja
Event organized by Dimmons.net & Procomuns.net
Carrer de Montalegre 5
Barcelona, Spain 08001
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