Platform Cooperativism – What is it?

Let’s connect with people that are building cooperative platforms.  On Friday November 6th we will meet at the Industry Lab in Cambridge from 6:30-8pm. Please RSVP HERE

On November 13 and 14, Agaric members will be going to the New School in New York City, where they are hosting a coming-out party for the cooperative Internet, built of platforms owned and governed by the people who rely on them. The program will include discussion sessions, screenings, monologues, legal hacks, workshops, and dialogues, as well as a showcase of projects, both conceptual and actual. We’ll learn from coders and worker cooperatives, scholars and designers. Together, we’ll put their lessons to work as we work toward usable apps and structural economic change. This is your chance to get on the ground floor of the next Internet, and to help make it a reality.

http://platformcoop.net Registration is free, and tickets are still available.

It looks to be a great opportunity to connect with some potential allies, and come upon some well-thought-out ideas. Please, take a look at the participants list and see if there is anyone interesting you would like to connect with:

http://platformcoop.net/participants

There are some wild projects and goings-on: this is not your average conference! If you are going, we could discuss how we might work together to cover more ground at the conference. If you cannot attend, but would like us to bring along certain ideas, or raise certain questions, we’ll do our best to make those connections.

Platform Cooperativism is convened by Trebor Scholz (The New School) and Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder).

Anyone interested in carpooling  – contact us.

Further reading:

By Trebor Scholz:
Platform “Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy” (December 5, 2014)  http://tinyurl.com/oj8rna2
”Think Outside the Boss,” Public Seminar (April 5, 2015) http://www.publicseminar.org/2015/04/think-outside-the-boss/#.VUoVZEuhIds

By Nathan Schneider
“Owning Is the New Sharing,” Shareable (December 21, 2014) http://www.shareable.net/blog/owning-is-the-new-sharing

We have setup a way for you to join our dialog, even if you cannot attend the event.  Add to the list of projects and speakers you would like to see and share notes on, before, during or after the conference :

http://piratepad.net/platformcoop

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