Design the undefined
Future Imaginaries of Abundant Intelligences
The persistent failures with computationally-enabled and -amplified bias are symptoms of a blind allegiance to knowledge frameworks that define the “knower” as a post-Enlightenment individual motivated by selfish utilitarianism while subordinating or erasing ways of understanding the world that imagine people differently.
How do we expand the operational definitions of intelligence to account for different epistemologies? In particular, how might we take inspiration from Indigenous knowledge frameworks that situate knowing within a web of relationships amongst humans and non-humans?
How and why to implement ethics into design
Work interactions on the move
Interact beyond the visible
New work and collaboration
Reimagining maternal care: speculative design for equity-centered ventures
Symphonic Experiments: questioning creative ownership through a live crowd-machine collaboration
Design people management
AI and risks
Design enterprise systems
Cooperatives in the Gig Economy: A Bright Spot for Workers and Industries?
The gig economy has often been criticized for its lack of worker protections and benefits, but platform cooperatives offer a viable alternative model that prioritizes people and communities. In this keynote, Trebor Scholz will delve into the principles and models of platform co-ops and provide examples from sectors such as mobility, care, and delivery. Scholz will illustrate how Drivers Co-op, the tertiary ride hailing company in NYC, can support worker self-management while also contesting traditional platform businesses.
While cooperatives that chiefly rely on digital platforms are not a one-size-fits-all solution, they can be a valuable element in the social economy toolkit. Join our keynote in exploring how platform cooperatives can contribute to a more equitable and sustainable digital future, especially in the global south, by combining the innovation of digital platforms with the long-standing principles of cooperatives.