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Humlab Talk: Own This! How to Take Back the Internet

Sat
9
Mar
Time Saturday 9 March, 2019 at 15:00 - 16:00
Place Humlab X, Arts campus

Own This! How to Take Back the Internet

About the Seminar

The activist scholar and professor at The New School in NYC Trebor Scholz will present activist research on the worker cooperative as a promising economic alternative for the digital economy. Showcasing work with platform co-ops in India, Germany, Australia, Brazil, and the United States, Scholz demonstrates that a democratically-owned People's Internet is not only possible but that it's a promising economic alternative for the digital economy.

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Biography

Trebor Scholz is an activist scholar and professor at The New School in NYC. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) introduces the concept of "platform cooperativism" as a way of joining the co-op model with the digital economy. 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 (listed by Wired Magazine as one of the Top Tech Books of 2017). Scholz founded the Platform Cooperativism Consortium, which has received funding to support the ecosystem of platform co-ops. Scholz frequently presents on the future of work to media scholars, lawyers, activists, computational designers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, The Financial Times, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. To learn more, visit http://platform.coop or email info@platform.coop.

This talk is organized by Umeå Institute of Design in collaboration with Humlab and Mötesplats Social Innovation Umeå. 

Event type: Lecture

Speaker: Professor Trebor Scholz, The New School in NYC.