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Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet By Trebor Scholz Nathan Schneider,

  • Title: Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet
  • Author: Trebor Scholz Nathan Schneider
  • ISBN: 9781682190623
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Real democracy and the Internet are not mutually exclusive.Here, for the first time in one volume, are some of the most cogent thinkers and doers on the subject of the cooptation of the Internet, and how we can resist and reverse the process The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy platform cooperativism, which coReal democracy and the Internet are not mutually exclusive.Here, for the first time in one volume, are some of the most cogent thinkers and doers on the subject of the cooptation of the Internet, and how we can resist and reverse the process The activists who have put together Ours to Hack and to Own argue for a new kind of online economy platform cooperativism, which combines the rich heritage of cooperatives with the promise of 21st century technologies, free from monopoly, exploitation, and surveillance.The on demand economy is reversing the rights and protections workers fought for centuries to win Ordinary Internet users, meanwhile, retain little control over their personal data While promising to be the great equalizers, online platforms have often exacerbated social inequalities Can the Internet be owned and governed differently What if Uber drivers set up their own platform, or if a city s residents controlled their own version of Airbnb This book shows that another kind of Internet is possible and that, in a new generation of online platforms, it is already taking shape.Included in this volume are contributions from Michel Bauwens, Yochai Benkler, Francesca Bria, Miriam Cherry, Ra Criscitiello, John Duda, Marina Gorbis, Karen Gregory, Seda G rses, Steven Hill, Dmytri Kleiner, Vasilis Kostakis, Brendan Martin, Micky Metts, Kristy Milland, Mayo Fuster Morell, Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Rachel O Dwyer, Janelle Orsi, Michael Peck, Carmen Rojas, Douglas Rushkoff, Saskia Sassen, Juliet Schor, Palak Shah, Tom Slee, Danny Spitzberg, Arun Sundararajan, Astra Taylor, Cameron Tonkinwise, McKenzie Wark, and Caroline Woolard.
    Ours to Hack and to Own The Rise of Platform Cooperativism a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet Real democracy and the Internet are not mutually exclusive Here for the first time in one volume are some of the most cogent thinkers and doers on the subject of the cooptation of the Internet and

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    1. This collection of essays focused on the topic of platform cooperativism, gathers the thoughts and comments of a diverse range of writers and leading thinkers from various areas Trebor Scholtz and Nathan Schneider are known as the leading thinkers behind platform coop ism but here in one volume are short pieces from those in the open source movement, the P2P movement, the cooperative movement, those involved in civic engagement and the trade union movement Academics, activists, thought leaders a [...]

    2. A collection of short essays by a wide variety of authors Lots of overlap between the pieces but there s some good stuff in here Worth reading if you re interested in the idea of co operative alternatives to platform capitalism e.g the New Economics Foundation s recent attempt at launching a co op alternative to Uber.

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