Public Event – “What Happened to the Future

  • Nov 10, 2017 7:00–9:00PM

  • The New School
    Tishman Auditorium
    63 Fifth Avenue

Who controls the networks on which we’re building our futures? In a time of both reactionary politics and popular resistance, there is need for fresh scrutiny of the platforms we rely on—for the future of work, for our movements, and for our communities. Platform cooperativism has begun to emerge as a real alternative, with labor platforms owned by their workers, social media owned by users, and finance for more than a wealthy few.

Join four leading thinkers for a discussion aimed at reclaiming a story of the future, economic justice, and a social economy built on platforms we can co-own and co-govern.


  • Douglas Rushkoff Founder, Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens

  • Felicia Wong President and CEO, Roosevelt Institute

  • Alicia Garza Strategy and Partnerships Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance & Fo-founder, Black Lives Matter Network

  • Yochai Benkler Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman Professor for Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard University

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