Platform Cooperativism Resource Library


 Richard Jensen at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. He is a speaker for Town Hall 5 – Distributed Governance.

About This Town Hall: Meet a group of entrepreneurial platform co-op founders presenting on enterprises that range in maturity, from emerging to well-established. They hail from as far as Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Spain, and Indonesia. The focus of the discussion is the governance of geographically dispersed independent contractors. Aggregating members and workers on a platform comes with unique opportunities for increasing participation and potentially also for distributed decision making.

Rich Jensen is the Global Navigator and Co-op Executive for Resonate Co-op , an international fair-trade music streaming cooperative where artists, listeners, curators, and developers govern the platform as voting members. A former artist and label executive, he brings decades of experience with decentralized, interdependent, cross-cultural collaborations occasionally embraced by global markets and popular culture. Origins: KAOS-fm, K Records, Sub Pop, Up Records, Cabin Games.

Added April 21, 2020