Date(s) - May 9, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
More of our lives are being tightly integrated through the commercial social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google, private corporations that are monetizing the enormous creative and cooperative activity that takes place there.
A movement among tech workers and cooperative activists to create real alternatives through building self-managed platform cooperatives is taking shape.
Yes, Virginia, there IS an alternative! The micro-rental economy masquerading as “sharing” is unmasked, and another way forward is explored. Neal Gorenflo of Shareable.net; Melissa Hoover, director of the Democracy at Work Institute; and Dennis Hayes, author and tech writer.
This talk is FREE (donations appreciated).
These talks are meant
+ as an antidote to historical amnesia,
+ to change the climate of critical discussion in SF, and
+ as a place to meet and talk unmediated by corporations, official spokespeople, religion, political parties, or dogma.
Our Public Talks are partly underwritten by City Lights Foundation, Rainbow Grocery Cooperative, and The Seed Fund. Shaping San Francisco is an affiliate project of Independent Arts & Media.