Bright ideas for a cooperative internet

Nov 6, 2015

We’re so attached to our devices that at times it’s hard to remember that the always-on and always-connected world is relatively new.

As more companies emerge offering ever-more convenient services, there’s a lot of buzz around the boon this offers both consumers and stockholders alike. But what about the workers?

At the Symposium for Platform Cooperativism, the New School brings together some of today’s most innovative thinkers and doers to answer this question.

It will be a fascinating event comprised of big-picture talks, workshops on cooperatives, and content on how to achieve a cooperatively connected world online.

As part of this exciting gathering, Freelancers Union Founder and Executive Director Sara Horowitz will lead a panel at the Symposium for Platform Cooperativism on Building New Supports For the New Workforce: The Role of Solidarity and New Labor Institutions.

Panelists will explore how labor and mutual aid can harness the power of platform cooperativism. In encouraging solidarity among networks, we can empower communities and deliver social welfare via community-supported institutions.

Learn more about the event here.

In NYC and want to attend? It’s free:

Join Sara Horowitz at 4pm on Friday, November 13
at the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium, Room N101 Shelia C. Johnson Design Center 66 Fifth Avenue.

A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about sustainability, community, poetry and pop culture. Find her @Pennyscientist or on Freelancers Union.

Laura Murphy

A new soul and media geek, Laura writes about community, poetry and pop culture.