Platform Socialism: How to Reclaim our Digital Future from Big Tech by James Muldoon
James Muldoon introduces his new book on Platform Socialism
Dr James Muldoon introduces his new book:
Whoever controls the platforms, controls the future. In Platform Socialism I set out an alternative vision and concrete proposals for a digital economy that expands our freedom.
Powerful tech companies now own the digital infrastructure of twenty-first century social life. Masquerading as global community builders, these companies have developed sophisticated new techniques for extracting wealth from their users.
In the book I show how grassroots communities and transnational social movements can take back control from Big Tech. I reframe the technology debate and propose new ideas from the local to the international for how we can reclaim the emancipatory possibilities of digital platforms. Drawing on sources from forgotten histories to contemporary prototypes, I propose an alternative system and chart a roadmap for how we can get there.
Date: 8 February 2022