January 9, 2022

S02E11 - James Muldoon on Platform Socialism

Platforms are ubiquitous. However, they arguably can only realise their full potential when they are no longer subjected to the imperatives of the profit motive. For this we need: Platform Socialism.

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Shownotes

James Muldoon's Website:

https://jamesmuldoon.org/

Autonomy:

https://autonomy.work/

Autonomy_Digital (where James is project lead):

https://autonomy.work/autonomy_digital/

James on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/james_muldoon_

James on the website of the University of Exeter:

https://socialsciences.exeter.ac.uk/politics/staff/muldoon/

Muldoon, James. 2022. Platform Socialism. London: Pluto Press: 

http://www.plutobooks.com/9780745346953/platform-socialism/

Muldoon, James. 2021. "Regulating Big Tech is not enough. We need platform socialism", online article on openDemocracy:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/technology-and-democracy/regulating-big-tech-is-not-enough-we-need-platform-socialism/


Further material:

Tiziana Terranova (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiziana_Terranova

Terranova, Tiziana. 2004. Network Culture. Politics for the Information Age. London: Pluto Press:

https://www.plutobooks.com/9781783714421/network-culture/

Zuboff, Shoshana. 2019. The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. New York: PublicAffairs:

https://www.publicaffairsbooks.com/titles/shoshana-zuboff/the-age-of-surveillance-capitalism/9781610395694/

Morozov, Evgeny. 2019. "Digital Socialism? The Calculation Debate in the Age of Big Data" in New Left Review 116/117 (full article online):

https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii116/articles/evgeny-morozov-digital-socialism

The Social Dilemma, Netflix Show (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Social_Dilemma

Tristan Harris (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristan_Harris

G.D.H. Cole (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._D._H._Cole

Guild Socialism (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild_socialism

Fabian Society:

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabian_Society

Otto Neurath (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otto_Neurath

Resonate Streaming Platform:

https://resonate.is/

Friedrich August von Hayek (Wiki):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Friedrich_Hayek

Leigh, Phillips and Rozworski, Michal. 2019. The People’s Republic of Walmart. How the World’s Biggest Corporations are Laying the Foundation for Socialism. New York: Verso:

https://www.versobooks.com/books/2822-the-people-s-republic-of-walmart

Further Future Histories Episodes on related topics:

S02E10 | Aaron Benanav on Associational Socialism and Democratic Planning:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s02/e10-aaron-benanav-on-associational-socialism-and-democratic-planning/

S01E44/45 | Benjamin Bratton on Synthetic Catallaxies, Platforms of Platforms & Red Futurism (pt.1 & 2):

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e44-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-1-2/;

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e45-benjamin-bratton-on-synthetic-catallaxies-platforms-of-platforms-red-futurism-part-2-2/

S01E31/32 | Daniel E. Saros on Digital Socialism and the Abolition of Capital (pt. 1 & 2):

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e31-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-1/;

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e32-daniel-e-saros-on-digital-socialism-and-the-abolition-of-capital-part-2/

S01E16 | Richard Barbrook on Imaginary Futures:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e16-richard-barbrook-on-imaginary-futures/

S01E58 | Jasper Bernes on Planning and Anarchy:

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e58-jasper-bernes-on-planning-and-anarchy/

(German) S01E55/56 | Michael Seemann zur Macht der Plattformen (pt. 1 & 2):

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e55-michael-seemann-zur-macht-der-plattformen-teil-1/;

https://www.futurehistories.today/episoden-blog/s01/e56-michael-seemann-zur-macht-der-plattformen-teil-2/

 

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