Episode 9: The Revolution Continues With Trebor Scholz and “Platform Cooperativism”
Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and professor at The New School in New York City. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy introduces the concept of “platform cooperativism” as a way of joining the worker co-op model with the digital economy. His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory, 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). He is the founding director of the Platform Cooperativism Consortium and the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School. 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 Washington Post, and The New York Times.