I thought you would all enjoy this talk from Astra Taylor


Listened to this on my way to work. 

Astra Taylor was also part of the group that collectively bought private debt and forgave a lot of college loans. 

The Internet is said to be a space of democratic expression and transformation, both culturally and politically. But how true is that claim? What are some of the economic, technical, and legal obstacles in place? Drawing from her recent book, "The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age," and her experience as an artist and an activist, Astra Taylor -- filmmaker, writer, and political organizer -- addresses campaigns by musicians against streaming services and debtors against creditors to reflect on the larger question of how to organize and leverage change in an age of virtual networks -- be they networks of cultural distribution or financial ones.


Romy Ilano