Re-writing the core code of business: A Q&A with Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff is a writer, documentarian, and lecturer whose work focuses on human autonomy in a digital age. He isRead more.
Democracy spreads like a virus: A Q&A with Nathan Schneider
In 2015, Nathan co-organised “Platform Cooperativism,” a pioneering conference in New York, which kick started a wave of global discussionRead more.
An introduction to Platform co-ops
Just like traditional co-ops, platform co-ops are organisations that are owned and managed by their members. While traditional co-ops are normallyRead more.
Platform Co-ops – Definition and history
What are ‘Platform Co-ops’? Platform cooperatives are online organisations which are owned and managed by their members. Platform co-ops followRead more.
Introducing Open 2017 – what are platform co-ops?
Platform co-ops, and the burgeoning movement behind them, are big news. For the first time since the inception of theRead more.
The murmurations of a collaborative, sustainable economy
In 2010, when Transition Towns started growing into the hundreds in the UK, with another 250 worldwide, it felt likeRead more.
Corbyn’s Digital Democracy Manifesto supports Platform Co-ops
Platform Co-op Support The Open Co-op welcomes the support for Platform Cooperatives outlined in Jeremy Corbyn’s Digital Democracy Manifesto (pdf). RecentRead more.
Not a Co-op? Not a Platform Co-op!
Last month Shareable wrote a great article entitled “11 Platform Cooperatives Creating a Real Sharing Economy“. It’s a really nice list ofRead more.
Open Value Networks
Open Value Networks are very similar to Bettermeans’ Open Enterprise ideas and variously described as “people creating value together, byRead more.
Podcast: The Internet of Ownership
Originally published on 3CR Community Radio A podcast on The Internet of Ownership and Platform Co-ops with Nathan Schneider andRead more.
Audio: The dark side of the sharing economy
Image: Shareable Originally published on ABC Radio National Life Matters Show Are you part of the virtual sharing economy?Read more.
Platform Cooperatives and Beyond: The Future of Collaborative Governance?
A video from OuiShare Fest 2016 Speakers: Marc-David Choukran (La Ruche Qui Dit Oui) Yassir Fichtali (Up Group) Nathan SchneiderRead more.
Co-operatives aren’t co-operatives unless they co-operate with each other
This article was originally published on Imperica High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy. TheRead more.
Outlandish – Platform Co-ops event
Saturday night is not the time most people chose to meet to discuss disrupting democracy. But that’s what happened atRead more.
Self-Organizing Community Democracy for the Internet Age
A nice talk by Loomio‘s Ben Knight at the 2015 Bioneers Annual Conference Emerging in response to the need forRead more.
Platform Cooperativism: Challenging the Corporate Sharing Economy
The “sharing economy” wasn’t supposed to be this way. Aided by the tiny computers most of us carry with usRead more.
How the Digital Nomads of Social Media Squad Run a Distributed Co-Op
Alanna from Loomio met Romain Chanut at POC21, a 6 week innovation camp in France focused on open source hardwareRead more.
How Platform Coops Can Beat Death Stars Like Uber to Create a Real Sharing Economy
Image: The Battle of Yavin where the first Death Star was destroyed. Credit: Fanpop We have an epic choice before us betweenRead more.