How are worker-owned cooperatives transforming the meaning of online
platforms by placing power and profit in the hands of users?
Join us Monday, April 4th * 2-3:30pm* at the MIT Center for Civic Media (E15 3rd floor)
for a conversation with Trebor Scholz – Associate Professor at the New School and a leading expert on digital labor, as he talks about the emerging model of platform cooperativism, following on from the Platform Cooperativism conference Trebor co-organized last November
overview blog post: https://civic.mit.edu/blog/natematias/what-is-platform-cooperativism-and-why-is-it-important
In Part One Trebor will outline the idea of platform cooperatives and *the
need for reshaping the structures and power and profit that currently
determine today’s platform economies*. See:
Trebor Scholz, “Platform Cooperativism vs. the Sharing Economy
Medium (December 5, 2014)
In Part Two, we will have a group conversation about the *innovations in
design, social organization, and markets* that will be needed to realize
the vision of a web where everyday users have a stake.
Monday’s conversation is being co-hosted by the MIT Center for Civic Media,
the MIT Co-Design Class, and the Berkman Cooperation Working Group. See you