Call for papers for Workshop on Platform Co-ops from the Future of Citizen-based Initiatives (FOCI) hub @ Utrecht University
Workshop Date: Dec 9th 2019
Submission Due Date: Oct. 25th 2019
Theme: “Governing the platform: Self-help, mutual aid, and cooperativism"
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I hope you might consider applying for our @CUBoulderCMCI MA program in Media and Public Engagement (or suggest it to a friend), but I'm super biased, so you should just take it from our awesome students: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fIcMGCzvnk
Protest smock is on and we're going out on #ClimateStrike
A new paper I worked on describes how Discord moderators build innovative solutions to scaling problems with tools from their past experience w/ Reddit as guides & templates. The work was led by Charlie Kiene w/ Aaron Jiang. #CSCW2019 https://mako.cc/copyrighteous/how-discord-moderators-build-innovative-solutions-to-problems-of-scale-with-the-past-as-a-guide
If you're part of a university community, how's your information ecology? Do you have a strong, independent news org? https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/08/death-college-newspapers/595849/
Ooh super interesting: @JSEntsminger at #icaccr on the evolution of organizational species.
"We need to become 100% political" says Felipe Duarte of @daostack at #web3summit. Oh, and there is no such thing as full decentralization, autonomy, or automation.
Bringing the gospel of feminist economics to the @dgovearth node at the #web3summit, @staccop2p talks DisCOs and carework.
All those companies saying they actually do have social obligations beyond profit? Welcome to the party, says @NCBACLUSA president @dobrien_coop. That's what co-ops have been doing all along: https://ncbaclusa.coop/blog/some-of-americas-biggest-companies-are-distancing-themselves-from-stakeholder-obligations-cooperatives-dont-need-to-doug-obrien-says/
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