Trebor Scholz

Founder, Platform Cooperativism Consortium
Trebor-Scholz

Trebor Scholz

Founder, Platform Cooperativism Consortium

Biography

Trebor Scholz is a scholar-activist and Associate Professor for Culture & Media at The New School in NYC. His book Uber-Worked and Underpaid. How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016) introduces the concept of “platform cooperativism” as a way of joining the co-op model with the digital economy. His edited volumes include Digital Labor: The Internet as Playground and Factory (Routledge, 2013), and Ours to Hack and to Own: Platform Cooperativism. A New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet (listed by Wired Magazine as one of the Top Tech Books of 2017). Last year, he founded the Platform Cooperativism Consortium, which has received funding to support the ecosystem of platform coops over the next two years. Scholz frequently presents on the future of work to media scholars, lawyers, activists, computational designers, union leaders, and policymakers worldwide. Scholz is a member of the Barcelona Advisory Council on Technological Sovereignty. His articles and ideas have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Le Monde, and The Washington Post. To learn more, visit http://platform.coop or email [email protected]