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Virginia Eubanks on Automating Inequality

SUNY professor and author Virginia Eubanks on how our government and corporations are erasing social services through unequal digital practices. About Virginia Eubanks Virginia Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University at Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor; Digital Dead End: Fighting… Continue reading

Eleftherios Diakomichalis on Oscoin: A P2P Alternative for OSS Collaboration

New ways to collaborate on code Oscoin: Principles & Motivation When we started Oscoin, our motivation was guided by the observation that crypto-currencies could enable a new form of community-owned and operated network. The invention of digital scarcity1 made it possible to economically incentivize and remunerate network participants for their service in a simple,transparent way,… Continue reading

Amin Yosyo on the Smangus Aboriginal Community Labor Cooperative in Taiwan

This presentation at the Platform Coop Conference in Hong Kong 2018 shows how an aboriginal community that was bleeding out its young, completely recovered by adapting to a cooperative strategy, choosing technological and value sovereignty to recreate community and cohesion. Platform Cooperativism Consortium 2018, Sept 28 | Day 1 Showcases I: Coops and Platform Conversions… Continue reading

Toward an Ecological Civilization

Very much worth watching and hearing: civilisational systems have their stories and narratives, and they matter as these patterns of meaning drive our reactive capacities to challenges. Which new one do we need now ? Toward an Ecological Civilization: A talk given by Jeremy Lent at the Parliament of World Religions, Toronto, November 2018Part of… Continue reading

Transition to a Political Economy for People and Planet

In the summer of 2017, Synergia launched its first Summer Institute, an intensive two week program at Monte Ginezzo in Tuscany. Entitled Transition to Political Economy for People & Planet, the program involved twenty seven people – activists, scholars, policy makers, and practitioners from around the world. This video documents their experience and insights. Synergia… Continue reading

Michel Bauwens on Technological Sovereignty in the Transition from a Marxist Capitalism to a Proudhonian Capitalism

Michel Bauwens: My keynote presentation for the platform cooperativism conference in Hong Kong, an argument that technology is NOT NEUTRAL, but the result of human design and therefore, to the values and interests of human groups Today, four socio-technical systems are competing for dominance, two of them extractive towards communities and resources, two of them… Continue reading

Cosmolocalism in Nutshell

In the midst of a systemic crisis, it is imperative to create evidence-based awareness of new capitalist and post-capitalist futures. COSMOLOCALISM will advance our understanding of how to create a sustainable economy through the commons. Find out more on the Cosmolocalism Website. Extended summary COSMOLOCALISM will document, analyze, test, evaluate, and create awareness about an emerging mode… Continue reading