July 2016

The Internet of Ownership: Cooperative Platforms for the Online Economy

As the online "sharing economy" devolves into poor labor conditions and monopolistic practices, the concept of "platform cooperativism" offers a hopeful vision for a more democratic online economy. This new wave of entrepreneurs, investors, and business developers are merging offline cooperative economics with the Internet in creative ways. In this CommonBound 2016 workshop, leaders discuss how far this emergent movement has come, and explore some of the challenges it faces in the struggle for the future of the online platforms we increasingly depend on.

Speakers:
Mario Liebrenz (Communication Team, FairCoop)
Micky Metts (Activist Hacker – Industry Organizer – Public Speaker – Connector – Visionary, Agaric)
Nathan Schneider (Scholar in residence, University of Colorado Boulder)
Kati Sipp (Future of Work Campaigns Director at National Guestworkers Alliance)

Filmed at CommonBound 2016 in Buffalo, NY. Videography by the Extraenvironmentalists (http://www.extraenvironmentalist.com/ )

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