Category Archives: New Technology

The cooperative Internet

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The seeds are being planted for a new kind of online economy. For all the wonders the Internet brings us, it is dominated by an economics of monopoly, extraction, and surveillance. Ordinary users retain little control over their personal data, and the digital workplace is creeping into every corner of workers’ lives. Online platforms often exploit and exacerbate existing inequalities in society, even while promising to be the great equalizers. Could the Internet be owned and governed differently? What if Uber drivers could set up their own platform, or if cities could control their own version of Airbnb? Can Silicon Alley do things more democratically than Silicon Valley? What are the prospects for platform cooperativism?

On November 13 and 14, the New School in New York City will host a coming-out party for the cooperative Internet, built of platforms owned and governed by the people who rely on them. The program will include discussion sessions, screenings, monologues, legal hacks, workshops, and dialogues, as well as a showcase of projects, both conceptual and actual, under the purview of celebrity judges. We’ll learn from coders and worker cooperatives, scholars and designers. Together, we’ll put their lessons to work as we work toward usable apps and structural economic change. This is your chance to get on the ground floor of the next Internet, and to help make it a reality.

Platform Cooperativism is convened by Trebor Scholz (The New School) and Nathan Schneider (University of Colorado Boulder). It is sponsored by The New School’s Eugene Lang College for Liberal Arts, The Workers Lab, and The Freelancers Union, in partnership with Civic Hall, Democracy Collaborative, The Yale Information Society Project, NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives, Open Society Foundation, Robin Hood Foundation, and Shareable. This is the fourth event in The New School’s serie

Twitter for Small Business. October 8 2015 in NYPL

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Cut through the common confusion about Twitter and discover how this social media platform can help grow your small business.

Charlie Conard answers common questions about Twitter for business owners, including:

Getting your business started on Twitter
How do hashtags work and why are they important?
Learning to write an effective tweet –in under 140 characters!
Case Studies: See how Twitter has helped other small-business owners transform
You’ll leave this lecture with a clear understanding of how Twitter works and the ways it can help your small business build sales.

NYPL

July 20. Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer

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The Daily News Innovation Lab is a New York Daily News initiative aimed at engaging with the thriving New York startup community. With a team that draws from across departments, the Daily News Innovation Lab seeks to connect, converse, and collaborate.

Let’s work to transform media together.
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On July 20, from 6:00-9:00 PM, the Daily News Innovation Lab Media Mixer will take place at The DL’s private rooftop bar (95 Delancey Street, New York City). To learn more and to register for this event, click here.

The Daily News Innovation Lab has also launched Conversations, a series of events focused on open discussions on the changing new media landscape. Our events will feature panels with insights from the most respected news organizations, the newest disruptive publishers, and tech and media thought leaders.

More about Conversations on Daily News Website.

ROBOUNIVERSE on 11 Avenue

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May 11, 2015 – May 13, 2015 Javits Center
Robotics solutions for improving the way people work, learn and live
RoboUniverse is an inclusive professional robotics trade show delivering engaging workshops, inspiring keynotes, interactive panels and content rich sessions that deliver meaningful and actionable information. The expo will be filled with mobile autonomous robots, collaborative robots and advanced technology solutions. Come Meet the Robots at RoboUniverse and get the inside scoop from industry innovators and trail blazers who are leading the charge.