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Own This! How to Take Back the Internet

Tid Lördag 9 mars, 2019 kl. 15:00 - 16:00
Plats Humlab X, Konstnärligt campus/Arts campus

Trebor Scholz, aktivist, professor vid The New School i NYC presenterar forskning om arbetarkooperativ som alternativ för den digitala ekonomin.

Föreläsningen är ett samarrangemang mellan Designhögskolan och Humlab vid Umeå universitet och Mötesplats Sociala Innovationer i Umeå.

Följande beskrivning är på engelska och föreläsningen hålls på engelska: 

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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The talk is hosted by Humlab and Mötesplats Social Innovation Umeå, Umeå University.


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.

The talk is open for everyone and is free. 

Arrangör: Designhögskolan, Humlab
Evenemangstyp: Föreläsning

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