Today I found videos of the presentations from 'Sowing the Seeds', the 2018 #PlatformCooperatives conference in #HongKong. Here's the playlist for day 1:


Day 1 of Sowing the Seeds started off with a big picture overview by Michel Bauwens of the #P2PFoundation, and sociologist scholar and labour activist Professor Pun Ngai from the University of Hong Kong. She set out to place the #PlatformCooperative movement in the context of the Chinese socialist revolution, and I'm looking forward to rewatch this video and try to understand more deeply what she was arguing:

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@strypey Good to have this thank u. D'you have a link for Michel's recorded talk? I'm having trouble navigating the site - hadn't previously found Pun Ngai's talk.

On a different plane, there are echoes of her theme in this audioslide presentation I did with a Chinese scholar (in a quite different field) earlier this year, trying to figure 'the 3rd radical science movement' - in China? And connect with P2P-commons.
Some context is sketched here

This presentations is fascinating @mike_hales , although I have very little familiarity with any of the academic history it covers, so I'm having to paddle hard to keep up ;-)

@strypey There are so many parallel histories! 'Radical science' & 'STS' are both worlds of their own. Sorry for the paddling-hard! But it's the nature of the world? We get into activist 'fragments' and lose sight of the other work & life that we really do need to be weaving together with. That's partly why I wrote the blog - bcos the presentation itself is in a specialist 'fragment'/bubble. But I do believe the politics join up, 70s New Left and today, radical science and P2P-commons.


@strypey I'll try to remember where I found it. It's a Firefox plugin, so I guess it was in the shop for Firefox plugins?

Ah, here it is

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