Jean Lievens: Matthieu Lietaert Interviews Trebor Scholz on Platform Co-Op

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Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Bringing the Platform Co-op “Rebel Cities” Together: An Interview with Trebor Scholz

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor for Culture & Media at the New School and author of the book Uber-Worked and Underpaid: How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016). He is currently touring European cities to talk about platform cooperativism.

Platform cooperativism, as he puts it, is “a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance.” I talked to him about this young movement, its rise, and the steps ahead.

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Jul 13

Berto Jongman: The Empty Brain by Robert Epstein

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

The empty brain

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowledge or store memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

by Robert Epstein

Our shoddy thinking about the brain has deep historical roots, but the invention of computers in the 1940s got us especially confused. For more than half a century now, psychologists, linguists, neuroscientists and other experts on human behaviour have been asserting that the human brain works like a computer.

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Jul 1

Anthony Judge: Binary Decision-Making Destabilizes Multipolar Societies — The Four Player Alternative — What Is “The Ball” in Democracy?

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Destabilizing Multipolar Society through Binary Decision-making

Alternatives to “2-stroke democracy” suggested by 4-sided ball games

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Jun 29