60 pippa.io <![CDATA[Team Human]]> http://teamhuman.fm/feed/episodes en Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff no Douglas Rushkoff info@pippa.io http://assets.pippa.io/shows/58ad887a1608b1752663b04a/show-cover.jpg http://teamhuman.fm/feed/episodes <![CDATA[Team Human]]> https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/teamhuman <![CDATA[Ep. 46 Walter Kirn Pt. 2 "Toward Human Ends or the End of Humans?"]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:13:22 GMT 51:08 596edc6250721da768e73777 yes This week on Team Human, the conclusion of Douglas's soul-searching conversation with friend and author Walter Kirn. Together, Kirn and Rushkoff explore how disingenuously promoted concepts such as “creative destruction” are used to replace human civilization with a business plan.


What would it mean to maximize human virtues of compassion or intelligence instead of machine virtues like speed and extraction? Is there a higher power, and do we need one in order to value one another?


Check out Walter Kirn's latest essay in Harper's, Apocalypse Always, out this week!


Thanks to our new supporters on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to join the team. The complete, uninterrupted conversation between Walter and Douglas is available to Patrons on the Team Human Patreon blog. Visit the patreon page for more exclusive content.


Music in today’s show: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band, R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi: Foreman's Dog


Part One of this Conversation: https://player.pippa.io/teamhuman/episodes/ep-45-walter-kirn-pt-1



 

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This week on Team Human, the conclusion of Douglas's soul-searching conversation with friend and author Walter Kirn. Together, Kirn and Rushkoff explore how disingenuously promoted concepts such as “creative destruction” are used to replace human civilization with a business plan.


What would it mean to maximize human virtues of compassion or intelligence instead of machine virtues like speed and extraction? Is there a higher power, and do we need one in order to value one another?


Check out Walter Kirn's latest essay in Harper's, Apocalypse Always, out this week!


Thanks to our new supporters on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to join the team. The complete, uninterrupted conversation between Walter and Douglas is available to Patrons on the Team Human Patreon blog. Visit the patreon page for more exclusive content.


Music in today’s show: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band, R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi: Foreman's Dog


Part One of this Conversation: https://player.pippa.io/teamhuman/episodes/ep-45-walter-kirn-pt-1



 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 45 Walter Kirn Pt. 1 "Training Our Replacements"]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:13:13 GMT 49:11 5965cc09b3b6695330204970 yes whose progress are we actually talking about?

We’ve broken this conversation into two parts. Tune in next week for Part 2. Visit walterkirn.com to learn more about his work including his latest book, Blood Will Out. Check out Kirn’s most recent column in Harper's. Douglas begins the conversation citing this recent interview with Kirn in Playboy.

Today’s show inaugurates our launch on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to support the show. Your subscription not only earns premium gifts, but also grants you access to the TeamHuman Slack channel, where we discuss the issues raised on the show, hold production meetings, and entertain ideas for new guests and features. Joining Team Human means participating as fully and directly as you would like to in the creation of this show, and having a direct channel for feedback and discussion of what we're doing. Whether you’re a long-time listener or just discovering the show for the first time, being a patron is a direct way to keep the Team Human conversation alive!

Music in today's show: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band play Growth Trap, and  Fugazi : Foreman's Dog

]]> whose progress are we actually talking about?

We’ve broken this conversation into two parts. Tune in next week for Part 2. Visit walterkirn.com to learn more about his work including his latest book, Blood Will Out. Check out Kirn’s most recent column in Harper's. Douglas begins the conversation citing this recent interview with Kirn in Playboy.

Today’s show inaugurates our launch on Patreon. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to support the show. Your subscription not only earns premium gifts, but also grants you access to the TeamHuman Slack channel, where we discuss the issues raised on the show, hold production meetings, and entertain ideas for new guests and features. Joining Team Human means participating as fully and directly as you would like to in the creation of this show, and having a direct channel for feedback and discussion of what we're doing. Whether you’re a long-time listener or just discovering the show for the first time, being a patron is a direct way to keep the Team Human conversation alive!

Music in today's show: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band play Growth Trap, and  Fugazi : Foreman's Dog

]]> <![CDATA[Ep.44 Special Episode "Collective Power"]]> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 05:18:23 GMT 1:08:10 595c769ff7a857bc217e9196 no
This week, a special holiday episode featuring conversations with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey of the Debt Collective plus worker cooperative organizer Esteban Kelly.
 
We launched Team Human a little less than a year ago with little fanfare or promotion. Steadily we’ve assembled a formidable team of listeners via word of mouth, retweets, and person-to-person conversation. We’d like to take this week to introduce our more recent listeners to two conversations that set the tone for Team Human.
 
Today’s show begins by going all the way back to very first Team Human interview with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey, co-founders of Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee and most recently the Debt Collective. The Debt Collective is a direct action campaign that leverages the collective power of debtors, united together, against exploitative for-profit education and lending institutions in the US. Astra and Thomas give Team Human listeners a template for hacking real world systems and tapping into the power of solidarity. Join the collective at debtcollective.org.
 
In the second half of today’s show, we revisit a conversation with executive director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Esteban Kelly. Kelly offers Team Human a unique vision of solidarity that begins in the place where we spend 40 (or more) hours a week… the workplace. We’ll learn how democratic workplaces and cooperative ownership foster the conditions for openness, inclusion, and ultimately, economic justice.
 
Learn more about our first episode with Astra and Thomas here and episode #4 with Esteban here.
 
 Music in this episode: Fugazi : Foreman's Dog Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, plus a Team Human original in the outro.
  
Team Human is entirely supported by listeners. Click Support to donate.
 
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This week, a special holiday episode featuring conversations with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey of the Debt Collective plus worker cooperative organizer Esteban Kelly.
 
We launched Team Human a little less than a year ago with little fanfare or promotion. Steadily we’ve assembled a formidable team of listeners via word of mouth, retweets, and person-to-person conversation. We’d like to take this week to introduce our more recent listeners to two conversations that set the tone for Team Human.
 
Today’s show begins by going all the way back to very first Team Human interview with Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey, co-founders of Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee and most recently the Debt Collective. The Debt Collective is a direct action campaign that leverages the collective power of debtors, united together, against exploitative for-profit education and lending institutions in the US. Astra and Thomas give Team Human listeners a template for hacking real world systems and tapping into the power of solidarity. Join the collective at debtcollective.org.
 
In the second half of today’s show, we revisit a conversation with executive director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, Esteban Kelly. Kelly offers Team Human a unique vision of solidarity that begins in the place where we spend 40 (or more) hours a week… the workplace. We’ll learn how democratic workplaces and cooperative ownership foster the conditions for openness, inclusion, and ultimately, economic justice.
 
Learn more about our first episode with Astra and Thomas here and episode #4 with Esteban here.
 
 Music in this episode: Fugazi : Foreman's Dog Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, plus a Team Human original in the outro.
  
Team Human is entirely supported by listeners. Click Support to donate.
 
 ]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 43 Adam Brock "Better Than You Found It"]]> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 05:26:21 GMT 45:43 59533dfd836ac0732b7dfdb2 no Change Here Now. Adam joins Douglas for a conversation about how humanity is integrally connected to natural ecosystems. “Nature is a textbook,” Adam explains, and so by paying close attention to ecological systems, we can better understand ourselves as part of a greater whole. It’s a theme that serves as the springboard into a conversation not only about the ways we grow food, but also about community, trust, and the deeper sense of connection that comes from a permaculture mindset.

Rushkoff opens today’s show with a monologue about Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods and how scaling up in the digital economy threatens to leave humans behind. Rushkoff's most recent book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity was just released in paperback with new expanded material last week.


Music in this episode: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band play Growth Trap,  R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi : Foreman's Dog

Episode Photo: By Susanne Bollinger (Susanne Bollinger) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]> Change Here Now. Adam joins Douglas for a conversation about how humanity is integrally connected to natural ecosystems. “Nature is a textbook,” Adam explains, and so by paying close attention to ecological systems, we can better understand ourselves as part of a greater whole. It’s a theme that serves as the springboard into a conversation not only about the ways we grow food, but also about community, trust, and the deeper sense of connection that comes from a permaculture mindset.

Rushkoff opens today’s show with a monologue about Amazon’s recent purchase of Whole Foods and how scaling up in the digital economy threatens to leave humans behind. Rushkoff's most recent book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity was just released in paperback with new expanded material last week.


Music in this episode: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Joshua Sitron and the Team Human Band play Growth Trap,  R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi : Foreman's Dog

Episode Photo: By Susanne Bollinger (Susanne Bollinger) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 42 Ramesh Srinivasan "Whose Global Village"]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 09:15:24 GMT 59:40 594a392ca1f439d27381551d yes
Playing for Team Human is Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and author of Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World

Today, information travels around the globe in an instant, and connection to far away people and places is merely a click away. Yet the prevalence of filter bubbles, the rise of political extremism, and the consolidation of network power into the hands of behemoth companies like Facebook and Google portend a growing disconnection in society. Ramesh Srinivasan looks beyond the slogans and "empty metaphors" often used to brand these technologies as inclusive, free, and liberating. On today's episode, Srinivasan and Rushkoff challenge the notion that technology automatically builds community as it is deployed globally. It’s a conversation that critically assesses the presumptions of Western technocrats who see growing data and digital connectivity as the end itself for building a more just world. 

For more information about Ramesh’s work and his latest book, Whose Global Village?, visit http://rameshsrinivasan.org/

Visit teamhuman.fm/support to help sustain this show.]]>
Playing for Team Human is Ramesh Srinivasan, professor and author of Whose Global Village? Rethinking How Technology Shapes Our World

Today, information travels around the globe in an instant, and connection to far away people and places is merely a click away. Yet the prevalence of filter bubbles, the rise of political extremism, and the consolidation of network power into the hands of behemoth companies like Facebook and Google portend a growing disconnection in society. Ramesh Srinivasan looks beyond the slogans and "empty metaphors" often used to brand these technologies as inclusive, free, and liberating. On today's episode, Srinivasan and Rushkoff challenge the notion that technology automatically builds community as it is deployed globally. It’s a conversation that critically assesses the presumptions of Western technocrats who see growing data and digital connectivity as the end itself for building a more just world. 

For more information about Ramesh’s work and his latest book, Whose Global Village?, visit http://rameshsrinivasan.org/

Visit teamhuman.fm/support to help sustain this show.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 41 Richard D. Bartlett "There Is No Enemy Team"]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 05:48:27 GMT 49:25 5940ce2bb74774bc4ea894d7 no Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.
Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas's home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we'll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It's a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there.

Rushkoff begins today's episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a "team sport" and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to "occupy a reality" of mutual care and concern.

To learn more about Richard Barlett's work with Loomio visit his blog at http://blog.loomio.org/author/rdbartlett/
Loomio is part of the Enspiral Network. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Team Human Ep. 23 with Enspiral Director Sylvia Zuur.

Team Human is supported by by listeners like you. Please visit our support page to help keep us going.

]]> Loomio co-founder Richard Bartlett.
Bartett, hailing from New Zealand, stopped by Douglas's home studio while on a community organizing workshop tour of the US. Bartlett and Rushkoff discuss the challenges of building consensus in an all too often top-down, winner-takes all society. Together we'll learn how Loomio, inspired by the general assemblies of Occupy Wall Street, strives to amplify collaborative power and foster more participatory democratic practice. It's a project that starts with small-scale, human-to-human connection and grows outward from there.

Rushkoff begins today's episode with a monologue premised on a similar theme. Being human is a "team sport" and the more we cave into the divisive fear of these hostile times, the harder it becomes to "occupy a reality" of mutual care and concern.

To learn more about Richard Barlett's work with Loomio visit his blog at http://blog.loomio.org/author/rdbartlett/
Loomio is part of the Enspiral Network. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out Team Human Ep. 23 with Enspiral Director Sylvia Zuur.

Team Human is supported by by listeners like you. Please visit our support page to help keep us going.

]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 40 Kevin McLeod "Reveling in the Unspoken"]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 04:05:11 GMT 45:17 5937631719ef74b439e1f492 no

In today's show monologue, Rushkoff announces the beginning of work on his new book, Team Human: A Manifesto, to be published by WWNorton next year.

Team Human is supported entirely by listeners like you. Visit teamhuman.fm for links to support the show.


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In today's show monologue, Rushkoff announces the beginning of work on his new book, Team Human: A Manifesto, to be published by WWNorton next year.

Team Human is supported entirely by listeners like you. Visit teamhuman.fm for links to support the show.


]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 39 Daniel Berninger "Fighting for a Human Agenda"]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 13:38:00 GMT 1:00:28 592e5bc4c48ec9386762b11f no

This show begins with a monologue from Rushkoff on how agendas, be it the "machine agenda" of the tech industry or the conspiracy-driven narratives of today’s establishment political punditry, serve to distort our sense of reality and direct our attention away from the most pressing threats we face today.

Production Note: Today’s show ironically suffered from VoIP and audio technical difficulties. We managed to save the content but the audio fidelity is less than ideal for Team Human. We apologize for the compromised sound and hope you enjoy the content. 

Team Human is 100% listener supported. Thank you for your contributions. Visit teamhuman.fm to support us.]]>

This show begins with a monologue from Rushkoff on how agendas, be it the "machine agenda" of the tech industry or the conspiracy-driven narratives of today’s establishment political punditry, serve to distort our sense of reality and direct our attention away from the most pressing threats we face today.

Production Note: Today’s show ironically suffered from VoIP and audio technical difficulties. We managed to save the content but the audio fidelity is less than ideal for Team Human. We apologize for the compromised sound and hope you enjoy the content. 

Team Human is 100% listener supported. Thank you for your contributions. Visit teamhuman.fm to support us.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 38 J.T. Rogers "The Play is the Thing"]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 04:06:00 GMT 50:38 5924fcc7041f64516f262458 yes Tony-nominated results.

Also, a monologue from Douglas Rushkoff on the Manchester bombing, and what it means when a fatal stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati can be considered the good old days.

More on J.T. Rogers, including tickets and info for his critically acclaimed work Oslo, at jtrogerswriter.com.]]> Tony-nominated results.

Also, a monologue from Douglas Rushkoff on the Manchester bombing, and what it means when a fatal stampede at a Who concert in Cincinnati can be considered the good old days.

More on J.T. Rogers, including tickets and info for his critically acclaimed work Oslo, at jtrogerswriter.com.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 37 William Hogeland "Defaulting to Colonialism"]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 09:36:19 GMT 54:52 591c19936a5cd73c0e2e8d6e no William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake, tells the story of how and why the US Army was created - not to defend our borders, but to wipe out indigenous nations. And all that, in an effort to satisfy the growth mandate embedded in our economy by heroes of the neoliberal left like Alexander Hamilton. Make no mistake: Hogeland is a live wire.

The show opens with a related monologue from Rushkoff about why successful businesses should refrain from scaling up. How about staying local, and letting other companies just copy your model? Why and how has the need to scale and colonize new territory become our default?

Purchase Autumn of the Black Snake:  Indie Bound -or- Amazon

Read more from Hogeland on the book here.

Team Human is supported thanks to listeners. Visit teamhuman.fm to pledge your support.]]> William Hogeland, author of Autumn of the Black Snake, tells the story of how and why the US Army was created - not to defend our borders, but to wipe out indigenous nations. And all that, in an effort to satisfy the growth mandate embedded in our economy by heroes of the neoliberal left like Alexander Hamilton. Make no mistake: Hogeland is a live wire.

The show opens with a related monologue from Rushkoff about why successful businesses should refrain from scaling up. How about staying local, and letting other companies just copy your model? Why and how has the need to scale and colonize new territory become our default?

Purchase Autumn of the Black Snake:  Indie Bound -or- Amazon

Read more from Hogeland on the book here.

Team Human is supported thanks to listeners. Visit teamhuman.fm to pledge your support.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 36 Micah Sifry "What We Do Now! #PDF17"]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 04:34:00 GMT 1:07:56 59127c4563b65b6d27abf526 no 2017 Personal Democracy Forum. On today’s show, Micah and Douglas discuss how the stakes are higher than ever for bringing people into an active civic life and engagement with democracy. Looking beyond the 2016 electoral postmortems and whodunits, Micah and Douglas talk about the power of humans breathing together–conspiring–in real space and time, while also leveraging technologies of connection, to build an actionable progressive agenda. 

Listeners of Team Human will find kindred spirits at the Personal Democracy Forum and Civic Hall. If you voted and you've been marching and calling your representatives but are still looking for ways to enhance your civic power and find community, PDF 2017 is ready for you. 

Personal Democracy Forum 2017, themed What We Do Now, will be held June 8-9 at the NYU Skirball Center, NYC. Team Human will be recording on location at this year’s PDF. Also check out Team Human Ep. 07 recorded at last year’s PDF featuring Institute For the Future’s Marina Gorbis and Douglas Rushkoff’s PDF keynote speech.

Also on today's show, a monologue from Rushkoff about why so many of us have to drive to work. (Hint: it’s not because the world was created that way.)

A special thanks goes out to listeners who are supporting and sustaining Team Human. Visit Teamhuman.fm for more info.]]> 2017 Personal Democracy Forum. On today’s show, Micah and Douglas discuss how the stakes are higher than ever for bringing people into an active civic life and engagement with democracy. Looking beyond the 2016 electoral postmortems and whodunits, Micah and Douglas talk about the power of humans breathing together–conspiring–in real space and time, while also leveraging technologies of connection, to build an actionable progressive agenda. 

Listeners of Team Human will find kindred spirits at the Personal Democracy Forum and Civic Hall. If you voted and you've been marching and calling your representatives but are still looking for ways to enhance your civic power and find community, PDF 2017 is ready for you. 

Personal Democracy Forum 2017, themed What We Do Now, will be held June 8-9 at the NYU Skirball Center, NYC. Team Human will be recording on location at this year’s PDF. Also check out Team Human Ep. 07 recorded at last year’s PDF featuring Institute For the Future’s Marina Gorbis and Douglas Rushkoff’s PDF keynote speech.

Also on today's show, a monologue from Rushkoff about why so many of us have to drive to work. (Hint: it’s not because the world was created that way.)

A special thanks goes out to listeners who are supporting and sustaining Team Human. Visit Teamhuman.fm for more info.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 35 Tessa Lena "Fighting the Robots"]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 07:04:38 GMT 45:44 5909810632cd29ac786fc12b no Tessa Lena. Tessa's music explores the tension between technology and human agency. In her songs and in this interview, Tessa playfully challenges robotic conceptions of humanity. Tessa offers a compelling argument for power of music to call us out of those automatic, quantified notions of self and society.

Both Lena and Rushkoff pose essential questions; Is technology being used to extend our human potential? Does the embedded economic agenda driving technology inevitably thwart ambitions that focus on people over profit?

Tessa's brand new record Tessa Fights Robots serves as the launching point for a true Team Human conversation about the power of art, music, and play in an increasingly robotic society.

Team Human is supported by listeners. A special thanks to our new supporters as well as all of our monthly sustainers who make each episode possible.]]> Tessa Lena. Tessa's music explores the tension between technology and human agency. In her songs and in this interview, Tessa playfully challenges robotic conceptions of humanity. Tessa offers a compelling argument for power of music to call us out of those automatic, quantified notions of self and society.

Both Lena and Rushkoff pose essential questions; Is technology being used to extend our human potential? Does the embedded economic agenda driving technology inevitably thwart ambitions that focus on people over profit?

Tessa's brand new record Tessa Fights Robots serves as the launching point for a true Team Human conversation about the power of art, music, and play in an increasingly robotic society.

Team Human is supported by listeners. A special thanks to our new supporters as well as all of our monthly sustainers who make each episode possible.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 34 Pia Mancini "No Shame! Towards a Cooperative Economy"]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:34:42 GMT 37:06 59005ba22887e2d93f0d1d2b no Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Today Pia joins Douglas to talk about her new project Open Collective

Open Collective is platform that helps small, non-traditional organizations to collectivize, raise funds, and manage expenses in a networked and transparent fashion. Open Collective is a useful resource for listeners who are trying to build sustainable funding for their local community group, political organization, and even school club. Pia explains how Open Collectives not only is helping to fund a growing number of unique organizations, but signals a future where transparent, collective partnerships might foster new models of democratic participation and exchange of resources.

Douglas begins today's show with a monologue on shame. How is shame used as an instrument of social control? Rushkoff advances a thesis on how open, transparent social organizing, like what is being fostered by Pia and Open Collective, counters shame and enhances our ability to forge solidarity.]]> Net Party in Argentina and DemocracyOS. Today Pia joins Douglas to talk about her new project Open Collective

Open Collective is platform that helps small, non-traditional organizations to collectivize, raise funds, and manage expenses in a networked and transparent fashion. Open Collective is a useful resource for listeners who are trying to build sustainable funding for their local community group, political organization, and even school club. Pia explains how Open Collectives not only is helping to fund a growing number of unique organizations, but signals a future where transparent, collective partnerships might foster new models of democratic participation and exchange of resources.

Douglas begins today's show with a monologue on shame. How is shame used as an instrument of social control? Rushkoff advances a thesis on how open, transparent social organizing, like what is being fostered by Pia and Open Collective, counters shame and enhances our ability to forge solidarity.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 33 David Sax "The Revenge of Analog"]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:41:00 GMT 50:51 58f7148c2c86853624221f08 no Bloomberg Businessweek and New Yorker columnist David Sax. Sax’s latest book Revenge of the Analog, Real Things and Why They Matter explores the resurgence of the tactile, human-to-human, brick-and-mortar encounters that characterize the analog experience. How might our rekindled love of vinyl LPs, local book stores, and face-to-face interaction help reground society to the physical realities of land, labor, and our fellow humans? Sax and Rushkoff explore the real world experiences and “flesh and blood consequences" that lie just beyond the glow of our screens and mediated environments.

In today’s show monologue, Rushkoff looks at the extreme political and policy binaries being pushed by the Trump administration. He argues for an embrace of liminal spaces; the continuous, ambiguous, and messy analog work of building peace in these turbulent times.





]]> Bloomberg Businessweek and New Yorker columnist David Sax. Sax’s latest book Revenge of the Analog, Real Things and Why They Matter explores the resurgence of the tactile, human-to-human, brick-and-mortar encounters that characterize the analog experience. How might our rekindled love of vinyl LPs, local book stores, and face-to-face interaction help reground society to the physical realities of land, labor, and our fellow humans? Sax and Rushkoff explore the real world experiences and “flesh and blood consequences" that lie just beyond the glow of our screens and mediated environments.

In today’s show monologue, Rushkoff looks at the extreme political and policy binaries being pushed by the Trump administration. He argues for an embrace of liminal spaces; the continuous, ambiguous, and messy analog work of building peace in these turbulent times.





]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 32 Laszlo Karafiath PhD "Meme Wars"]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 05:02:45 GMT 35:38 58edb4f6450b057166a780b9 no

Laszlo, memetic engineer for Culture 2, shares his analysis of the weaponized media now paralyzing so much of our thought, and tells us what we have to do - collectively - to build our immunity to thought viruses. Together Karafiath and Rushkoff look at the ways we might redeploy memetic power to foster positive social change.

You can learn more about Karafiath's work at www.purposeandplay.com or follow him on twitter.

Also on today's show - Rushkoff on avoiding the rabbit holes of speculation and distraction in the context of war and the volatile Trump administration. How might we get back to the work of rebuilding society rather than being pulled deeper into the sensationalized narratives unfolding on our screens?]]>

Laszlo, memetic engineer for Culture 2, shares his analysis of the weaponized media now paralyzing so much of our thought, and tells us what we have to do - collectively - to build our immunity to thought viruses. Together Karafiath and Rushkoff look at the ways we might redeploy memetic power to foster positive social change.

You can learn more about Karafiath's work at www.purposeandplay.com or follow him on twitter.

Also on today's show - Rushkoff on avoiding the rabbit holes of speculation and distraction in the context of war and the volatile Trump administration. How might we get back to the work of rebuilding society rather than being pulled deeper into the sensationalized narratives unfolding on our screens?]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 31 R.U. Sirius "Counter What?"]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 06:21:31 GMT 49:55 58e48ceb24f9a39270068e67 yes Mondo 2000. R.U. will help us evaluate the place of the counterculture in the digital landscape. Is counterculture even possible today? Is humanity itself the counterculture as we resist increasingly quantified and abstracted lives? Together R.U. and Rushkoff playfully and thoughtfully examine these questions while asserting those quirky yet challenging expressions of humanity not so easily reduced to code or marketing demographics.

The music on today's show comes from a variety of R.U. Sirius's musical projects. Visit https://rusirius.bandcamp.com/ to listen. Follow Sirius's work at https://stealthissingularity.com/. Musicians are encouraged to connect with R.U.Sirius to collaborate.

Needle drops in this show:




]]> Mondo 2000. R.U. will help us evaluate the place of the counterculture in the digital landscape. Is counterculture even possible today? Is humanity itself the counterculture as we resist increasingly quantified and abstracted lives? Together R.U. and Rushkoff playfully and thoughtfully examine these questions while asserting those quirky yet challenging expressions of humanity not so easily reduced to code or marketing demographics.

The music on today's show comes from a variety of R.U. Sirius's musical projects. Visit https://rusirius.bandcamp.com/ to listen. Follow Sirius's work at https://stealthissingularity.com/. Musicians are encouraged to connect with R.U.Sirius to collaborate.

Needle drops in this show:




]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 30 Bas van Abel "Fingerprints on the Touchscreen"]]> Wed, 29 Mar 2017 08:11:29 GMT 50:11 58db6c3247e028ff4f147369 yes

Learn more about Fairphone here. 


On today's opening monologue, Rushkoff on his weekend viewing of the Broadway sensation Hamilton and the tension between retreating into fantasy versus committing to fix our reality.


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Learn more about Fairphone here. 


On today's opening monologue, Rushkoff on his weekend viewing of the Broadway sensation Hamilton and the tension between retreating into fantasy versus committing to fix our reality.


]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 29 Caroline Jack "What Counts As Propaganda?"]]> Wed, 22 Mar 2017 07:11:34 GMT 48:56 58d223a6a5e415d77ce279e9 no Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today's episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked civic life through media and communications technology. Caroline has us think deeply and broadly about corporate personhood, imagined machines, epistemological chaos… in other words–media and persuasion.

You can find more of Caroline Jack’s work on her Medium Blog including this recent piece entitled “What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It?”

In today's monologue Rushkoff offers a thought-provoking take on the exhausting and overwhelming news cycle. Rather than be defeated by cynicism, how might we foster both internal coherence and focused collaborative action?

]]> Caroline Jack. Caroline is a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Data + Society Research Institute. In today's episode Caroline and Douglas explore how powerful people and institutions shape networked civic life through media and communications technology. Caroline has us think deeply and broadly about corporate personhood, imagined machines, epistemological chaos… in other words–media and persuasion.

You can find more of Caroline Jack’s work on her Medium Blog including this recent piece entitled “What’s Propaganda Got To Do With It?”

In today's monologue Rushkoff offers a thought-provoking take on the exhausting and overwhelming news cycle. Rather than be defeated by cynicism, how might we foster both internal coherence and focused collaborative action?

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In today's intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as fortifying public structures that bring the benefit of mutual aid and collectivity up to scale.

This episode closes with a song from Team Human co-producer/editor Stephen Bartolomei, entitled Kill Floor Rebellion. It's a song "that celebrates border crossers and migrant workers, inspired by the true story of the Kill Floor Rebellion."

Inspired by this episode? Check out the National Day Laborer Organizing Network for resources to get involved.]]> Sleep Dealer, Rivera's work explores the contradictions of a free-flowing globalized economy and the simultaneous stigmatizing of immigrant laborers and erecting of border walls. Together, Rivera and Douglas Rushkoff interrogate the rhetoric of the digital "global village." We'll learn about what Rivera calls "Dronification," a highly connected, yet ever-more alienated digital subjectivity. Rivera and Rushkoff then discuss how we might restore true human connection and build bottom-up solidarity, or what the Zapatistas call "globalization from below."

In today's intro monologue Rushkoff considers the need for both empowering local, grassroots organizing as well as fortifying public structures that bring the benefit of mutual aid and collectivity up to scale.

This episode closes with a song from Team Human co-producer/editor Stephen Bartolomei, entitled Kill Floor Rebellion. It's a song "that celebrates border crossers and migrant workers, inspired by the true story of the Kill Floor Rebellion."

Inspired by this episode? Check out the National Day Laborer Organizing Network for resources to get involved.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 27 Alnoor Ladha "Rewriting the Rules"]]> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 06:35:55 GMT 46:57 58bfa612b11fcb7e49e4bdb4 no theRules.org, Alnoor Ladha.

Ladha will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society.

Learn more about Alnoor and his work at http://therules.org/

In today's monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?


]]> theRules.org, Alnoor Ladha.

Ladha will help us understand the interplay between political organization, system thinking, storytelling, technology, and the decentralization of power. In a conversation spanning a wide range of topics including anarchism, collective organizing, local economies, psychedelics, and even spirituality, Ladha and Rushkoff underscore the multifaceted and necessary work of building a resilient and just society.

Learn more about Alnoor and his work at http://therules.org/

In today's monologue Rushkoff addresses the deleterious effects of our algorithmically programmed cyber experience. Are Facebook and Google a threat to the health of civil society? How can we restore human agency and critical thinking to our digital lives?


]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 26 Jason Van Anden "Mobile Justice"]]> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:11:54 GMT 46:46 58b673ffc97a4e040c52364e yes I’m Getting Arrested, software that enabled Occupy Wall Street demonstrators to alert friends and family in the event they were arrested. In 2012 Van Anden developed Stop and Frisk Watch , a tool used to monitor the New York City Police Department’s controversial practice. Van Anden has since has gone on to head Quadrant 2, developers of Mobile Justice, a police video taping app and part of the Bystanders Rule! platform. Quadrant 2 is also currently developing Workit, designed to offer networked support for 1.3 million non-unionized Walmart employees.

In this episode, Van Anden and Rushkoff talk about flipping handheld digital technology toward human ends. How can technology be re-centered to effect real world change? How might technology promote proactive, activist efforts on the ground? Van Anden and Rushkoff, look at these questions and more.

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In this episode, Van Anden and Rushkoff talk about flipping handheld digital technology toward human ends. How can technology be re-centered to effect real world change? How might technology promote proactive, activist efforts on the ground? Van Anden and Rushkoff, look at these questions and more.

In today’s monologue, Rushkoff looks at the spectacle on display at this year's Academy Awards.]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 25 Danne Woo "Visualizing Reality"]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:53:02 GMT 25:59 58ad97841608b1752663b04b yes Data Visual  a user-friendly web-based design interface that empowers individuals to create their own shareable data-driven graphics. We'll learn why the Trump presidency has inspired Woo to design "a chart a day" and to "make tweets trump again". 

Dannewoo.com is where you can find a link to Woo’s work. Check out the politically inspired projects like “Make Tweets Trump Again” and Woo’s Chrome extension “Don’t Support Trump Supporters” driven by data from the #grabyourwallet campaign. Woo’s site also features creative works including Woo’s large format multiplayer game Splat! and his generative font project,Type Galapagos, plus the fantastically quirky music projects AC Symphony and Light Hum.

Design your own data visualizations using Woo’s web-based data design toolkit, Data Visual which can be found at www.datavisu.al  There’s a free version there too, so anyone can get started creating unique data-driven graphics. Check out the Data Visual Twitter feed @datavisualinfo or Instagram @datavisualcharts for a stream of daily charts and data designs. 

In today’s opening monologue, Rushkoff considers the challenge of reclaiming coherency and a path forward. ]]> Data Visual  a user-friendly web-based design interface that empowers individuals to create their own shareable data-driven graphics. We'll learn why the Trump presidency has inspired Woo to design "a chart a day" and to "make tweets trump again". 

Dannewoo.com is where you can find a link to Woo’s work. Check out the politically inspired projects like “Make Tweets Trump Again” and Woo’s Chrome extension “Don’t Support Trump Supporters” driven by data from the #grabyourwallet campaign. Woo’s site also features creative works including Woo’s large format multiplayer game Splat! and his generative font project,Type Galapagos, plus the fantastically quirky music projects AC Symphony and Light Hum.

Design your own data visualizations using Woo’s web-based data design toolkit, Data Visual which can be found at www.datavisu.al  There’s a free version there too, so anyone can get started creating unique data-driven graphics. Check out the Data Visual Twitter feed @datavisualinfo or Instagram @datavisualcharts for a stream of daily charts and data designs. 

In today’s opening monologue, Rushkoff considers the challenge of reclaiming coherency and a path forward. ]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 24 Brian Fitzgerald “The Power of Play”]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:48:36 GMT 51:32 no

Playing for Team Human today is Brian Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten. Tinkergarten began as the passion project of Brian and his wife, Meghan, a long-time educator. As new parents, Brian and Meghan were looking for hands-on, outdoor learning experiences for their daughter. Unable to find any, they started Tinkergarten. Today, Tinkergarten is a growing community focused on bringing memorable, tactile, and outdoor educational play opportunities to children and parents. Brian shares how his background in technology and education led him to build networking tools that help get kids off of screens and out into the physical world. You can become a Tinkergarten leader, find your own local Tinkergarten, or even download free DIY Tinkergarten lesson plans at tinkergarten.com.

Today’s episode kicks off with Douglas Rushkoff answering a question he has received more and more since launching Team Human: “Are you anti-digital?”

 

 

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Playing for Team Human today is Brian Fitzgerald, co-founder of Tinkergarten. Tinkergarten began as the passion project of Brian and his wife, Meghan, a long-time educator. As new parents, Brian and Meghan were looking for hands-on, outdoor learning experiences for their daughter. Unable to find any, they started Tinkergarten. Today, Tinkergarten is a growing community focused on bringing memorable, tactile, and outdoor educational play opportunities to children and parents. Brian shares how his background in technology and education led him to build networking tools that help get kids off of screens and out into the physical world. You can become a Tinkergarten leader, find your own local Tinkergarten, or even download free DIY Tinkergarten lesson plans at tinkergarten.com.

Today’s episode kicks off with Douglas Rushkoff answering a question he has received more and more since launching Team Human: “Are you anti-digital?”

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration”]]> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:21:59 GMT 50:25 no

Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change.

Enspiral offers a number of resources from accounting strategies, metrics, apps, volunteer resources, and decision making tools on their ventures page.

Visit handbook.enspiral.com for a model on how Enspiral has structured their business. Enspiral also relates the details of both their successes and struggles on their blog, blog.enspiral.com.

 

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Playing for Team Human today is Silvia Zuur. In 2012, Zuur founded Chalkle to reignite adult education in New Zealand. Today, Zuur serves as a director at Enspiral, a social impact network that builds community driven solutions for a diverse set of issues including education, funding, and cooperative organizing. Enspiral is famously home to Loomio, a cooperative founded 2012 to create more effective tools for collaborative decision-making. Zuur joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the value of open, people-focused organizing strategies and her efforts to facilitate sustainable solutions for positive social change.

Enspiral offers a number of resources from accounting strategies, metrics, apps, volunteer resources, and decision making tools on their ventures page.

Visit handbook.enspiral.com for a model on how Enspiral has structured their business. Enspiral also relates the details of both their successes and struggles on their blog, blog.enspiral.com.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 22 Zach Leary “It’s All Happening”]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:10:02 GMT 49:31 no

This week’s Team Human is part 2 of a fascinating conversation between longtime friends Zach Leary and Douglas Rushkoff. Check out part 1 over on Zach’s show, It’s All Happening. Rushkoff and Zach take a winding path through the “psychedelic substrate” of digital technology, looking back at the strange trips that birthed the modern web and virtual space of the internet. Most importantly, Leary and Rushkoff retrieve those human connections; the compassion, vision, and care for others that still just might save us in the digital age.

Rushkoff begins today’s show with a thought provoking monologue. Is resistance futile in a digital society? Tune in to find out more!

 

Episode page photo credit: Flickr User Joi Ito

 

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This week’s Team Human is part 2 of a fascinating conversation between longtime friends Zach Leary and Douglas Rushkoff. Check out part 1 over on Zach’s show, It’s All Happening. Rushkoff and Zach take a winding path through the “psychedelic substrate” of digital technology, looking back at the strange trips that birthed the modern web and virtual space of the internet. Most importantly, Leary and Rushkoff retrieve those human connections; the compassion, vision, and care for others that still just might save us in the digital age.

Rushkoff begins today’s show with a thought provoking monologue. Is resistance futile in a digital society? Tune in to find out more!

 

Episode page photo credit: Flickr User Joi Ito

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 21 L.A. Kauffman “Direct Action”]]> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:29:14 GMT 38:30 no

Playing for Team Human today is L.A. Kauffman. Douglas met with Kauffman on the eve of the release of her new book, Direct Action, Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, published by Verso press. Direct Action charts a history of renewal and reinvention in activist movements since the 1960s with a focus on how we might learn from both the successes and failures of our radical past.

In today’s episode, L.A. offers an invigorating commitment to protest, grassroots organizing, and the fight for justice. Douglas and L.A. spoke just days before Women’s March on Washington. They discuss what direct action means by connecting the dots from Mayday action of 1971 and ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, all the way up to the mobilization happening this month in Washington and across the country.

Links:

From Verso: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2331-direct-action :

“Propelled by more than 100 candid interviews conducted over a span of decades, this elegant and lively history showcases the voices of key players in an array of movements – environmentalist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-globalization, racial-justice, anti-war, and more – across an era when American politics shifted to the right, and issue- and identity-based organizing eclipsed the traditional ideologies of the left.”

Read an excerpt from Direct Action here:

https://longreads.com/2017/01/20/in-1971-the-people-didnt-just-march-on-washington-they-shut-it-down/

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Playing for Team Human today is L.A. Kauffman. Douglas met with Kauffman on the eve of the release of her new book, Direct Action, Protest and the Reinvention of American Radicalism, published by Verso press. Direct Action charts a history of renewal and reinvention in activist movements since the 1960s with a focus on how we might learn from both the successes and failures of our radical past.

In today’s episode, L.A. offers an invigorating commitment to protest, grassroots organizing, and the fight for justice. Douglas and L.A. spoke just days before Women’s March on Washington. They discuss what direct action means by connecting the dots from Mayday action of 1971 and ACT UP in the 1980s and 90s, all the way up to the mobilization happening this month in Washington and across the country.

Links:

From Verso: https://www.versobooks.com/books/2331-direct-action :

“Propelled by more than 100 candid interviews conducted over a span of decades, this elegant and lively history showcases the voices of key players in an array of movements – environmentalist, anti-nuclear, anti-apartheid, feminist, LGBTQ, anti-globalization, racial-justice, anti-war, and more – across an era when American politics shifted to the right, and issue- and identity-based organizing eclipsed the traditional ideologies of the left.”

Read an excerpt from Direct Action here:

https://longreads.com/2017/01/20/in-1971-the-people-didnt-just-march-on-washington-they-shut-it-down/

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<![CDATA[Ep. 20 Jonathan Larsen “Fake Reality”]]> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:11:08 GMT 52:11 no

Playing for Team Human is Jonathan Larsen. Larsen is a journalist, comedy writer, and TV producer who has worked on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, Up w/ Chris Hayes, and Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann. Larsen recently launched TheFingNews.com, a news digest that brings context, analysis, and humor to the daily news.

Jonathan joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the Fucking News and the new Indivertible Guide. In a wide-ranging conversation, Larsen and Rushkoff look behind the scenes of reporting and discuss propaganda, fake news, and strategies for resisting the reality TV show era of the Trump presidency.

From the Indivertible Guide:

“We believe that the next four—Jesus H. Christ—years depend on citizens across the country standing indivertible against the mainstream media bullshit agenda. Our premise is that even evil Trump supporters and craven TV news people are good at heart. We believe that buying into TV news’ false crises and speculative narratives will only further empower Trump to victimize our fellow citizens or, even worse, us (the specific, actual humans writing this). We hope that this guide will provide those who share these beliefs with useful tools to transform TV news.”

Photo credit: Vin Crosbie via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND

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Playing for Team Human is Jonathan Larsen. Larsen is a journalist, comedy writer, and TV producer who has worked on the Daily Show w/ Jon Stewart, Up w/ Chris Hayes, and Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann. Larsen recently launched TheFingNews.com, a news digest that brings context, analysis, and humor to the daily news.

Jonathan joins Douglas Rushkoff to talk about the Fucking News and the new Indivertible Guide. In a wide-ranging conversation, Larsen and Rushkoff look behind the scenes of reporting and discuss propaganda, fake news, and strategies for resisting the reality TV show era of the Trump presidency.

From the Indivertible Guide:

“We believe that the next four—Jesus H. Christ—years depend on citizens across the country standing indivertible against the mainstream media bullshit agenda. Our premise is that even evil Trump supporters and craven TV news people are good at heart. We believe that buying into TV news’ false crises and speculative narratives will only further empower Trump to victimize our fellow citizens or, even worse, us (the specific, actual humans writing this). We hope that this guide will provide those who share these beliefs with useful tools to transform TV news.”

Photo credit: Vin Crosbie via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND

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<![CDATA[Ep. 19 Brian Hughes “Distributed Solidarities and Extremism”]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:33:42 GMT 47:19 no

Playing for Team Human is Brian Hughes. Brian is a recent graduate of the Media Studies Graduate Program at CUNY Queens College, home to Team Human and the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. Hughes’s work explores media origins and portrayals of extremism. On today’s episode, Hughes begins by sharing his research on Arab Nationalism as related to media technologies from global broadcast to networked communications. Using his recent MA thesis as the springboard, Hughes and Rushkoff take a deep look at nationalist and extremist affinities that have surfaced both at home and abroad. How do hypertext, memes, and even magick fit into this story? Tune in to find out.

Read Brian Hughes’s MA thesis linked in the abstract below and at queenscollege.media:

“The 20th Century witnessed several opportunities to unify the Arab peoples as a political and identitarian bloc. None of these attempts, however, resulted in a lasting pan-Arab nationalism. Brian Hughes‘s thesis, Communications Technologies and the End of Arab Nationalism, argues that the nationalist paradigm was at odds with those communications technologies available to spread the 20th Century Arab nationalist message. This mismatch has had dire and lasting consequences into the new millennium, including the rise of violent jihadist ideologies such as those of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.”

More of Brian’s work can be found at the following links:

http://qc-cuny.academia.edu/BrianHughes

On CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/opinions/how-to-fix-the-fake-news-problem-hughes/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/24/opinions/social-media-false-narratives-hughes/

 

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Playing for Team Human is Brian Hughes. Brian is a recent graduate of the Media Studies Graduate Program at CUNY Queens College, home to Team Human and the Laboratory for Digital Humanism. Hughes’s work explores media origins and portrayals of extremism. On today’s episode, Hughes begins by sharing his research on Arab Nationalism as related to media technologies from global broadcast to networked communications. Using his recent MA thesis as the springboard, Hughes and Rushkoff take a deep look at nationalist and extremist affinities that have surfaced both at home and abroad. How do hypertext, memes, and even magick fit into this story? Tune in to find out.

Read Brian Hughes’s MA thesis linked in the abstract below and at queenscollege.media:

“The 20th Century witnessed several opportunities to unify the Arab peoples as a political and identitarian bloc. None of these attempts, however, resulted in a lasting pan-Arab nationalism. Brian Hughes‘s thesis, Communications Technologies and the End of Arab Nationalism, argues that the nationalist paradigm was at odds with those communications technologies available to spread the 20th Century Arab nationalist message. This mismatch has had dire and lasting consequences into the new millennium, including the rise of violent jihadist ideologies such as those of Al Qaeda and the Islamic State.”

More of Brian’s work can be found at the following links:

http://qc-cuny.academia.edu/BrianHughes

On CNN:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/16/opinions/how-to-fix-the-fake-news-problem-hughes/

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/24/opinions/social-media-false-narratives-hughes/

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 18 Ari Wallach “Longpath Thinking”]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:03:48 GMT 47:27 no

Playing for Team Human Today is Ari Wallach. In a conversation that spans politics, technology, history, and even biology, Wallach and Rushkoff look at the threat of short-term thinking in times of crisis. This freewheeling discussion tackles deep assumptions of both the Left and the Right, while striving toward a long-term strategy for rebuilding solidarity and progress in society.

Visit Ari’s website AriWallach.com to learn more about his work.

 

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Playing for Team Human Today is Ari Wallach. In a conversation that spans politics, technology, history, and even biology, Wallach and Rushkoff look at the threat of short-term thinking in times of crisis. This freewheeling discussion tackles deep assumptions of both the Left and the Right, while striving toward a long-term strategy for rebuilding solidarity and progress in society.

Visit Ari’s website AriWallach.com to learn more about his work.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 17 Viktor Zaunders “Permaculture”]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:07:41 GMT 38:44 no

Playing for Team Human today, all the way from Sweden, is local food facilitator Viktor Zaunders. Zaunders is working to organize sustainable, regenerative, and collaborative local food systems. In this episode, Zaunders and Douglas talk about permaculture and the lessons that can be applied to social systems at large.

Visit Viktor’s website zaunders.net to learn more about the variety of projects he is working on.

In this interview, Zaunders mentions Open Source Ecology. They provide a wealth of resources that encourage collaborative and innovative ecodesign. Visit their site opensourceecology.org

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Playing for Team Human today, all the way from Sweden, is local food facilitator Viktor Zaunders. Zaunders is working to organize sustainable, regenerative, and collaborative local food systems. In this episode, Zaunders and Douglas talk about permaculture and the lessons that can be applied to social systems at large.

Visit Viktor’s website zaunders.net to learn more about the variety of projects he is working on.

In this interview, Zaunders mentions Open Source Ecology. They provide a wealth of resources that encourage collaborative and innovative ecodesign. Visit their site opensourceecology.org

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<![CDATA[Ep. 16 Natalie Foster “Future of Work”]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:17:31 GMT 47:42 no

Playing for Team Human today is Natalie Foster. Foster brings a unique determination and optimism to questions surrounding the future of work. Her research as a fellow of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and as an affiliate at the Institute for the Future focuses on rebuilding the social contract for the changing landscape of labor in the 21st century. On today’s episode, Foster and Rushkoff discuss worker protections, cooperative ownership, precarious labor, and the future of jobs in an increasingly automated digital economy.

Visit our special resources page to explore the organizations and initiatives Foster describes in this episode.

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Playing for Team Human today is Natalie Foster. Foster brings a unique determination and optimism to questions surrounding the future of work. Her research as a fellow of the Aspen Institute Future of Work Initiative and as an affiliate at the Institute for the Future focuses on rebuilding the social contract for the changing landscape of labor in the 21st century. On today’s episode, Foster and Rushkoff discuss worker protections, cooperative ownership, precarious labor, and the future of jobs in an increasingly automated digital economy.

Visit our special resources page to explore the organizations and initiatives Foster describes in this episode.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 15 Julie Holland MD “Finding the Others”]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:09:19 GMT 31:17 no

Playing for Team Human today is psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and psychedelics researcher Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland explains the role of psychedelics in helping people gain the new forms of information and awareness they need to become more fully human. Is there the potential for greater understanding and human connection through the psychedelic experience? Together Holland and Rushkoff explore this question, charting out a path toward greater empathy and solidarity.

Today’s monologue features Rushkoff on Timothy Leary and “Finding the Others.” Visit XY Magazine for his complete essay, featured as part of the recent relaunch of the magazine.

Dr. Holland’s latest book is Moody Bitches: The Truth about the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not  Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy 

Visit Dr. Holland’s website for useful links to educate yourself about psychedelics. Here are a few places to start with:

MAPS – The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

maps.org

Drug Policy Alliance – for education and reform of America’s drug laws

dpa.org

Erowid (excellent resource for drug education)

erowid.org

Heffter (supporting psychedelic research worldwide)

heffter.org

Orsha Magyar’s NeuroTrition site

neurotrition.ca

 

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Playing for Team Human today is psychiatrist, psychopharmacologist, and psychedelics researcher Dr. Julie Holland. Dr. Holland explains the role of psychedelics in helping people gain the new forms of information and awareness they need to become more fully human. Is there the potential for greater understanding and human connection through the psychedelic experience? Together Holland and Rushkoff explore this question, charting out a path toward greater empathy and solidarity.

Today’s monologue features Rushkoff on Timothy Leary and “Finding the Others.” Visit XY Magazine for his complete essay, featured as part of the recent relaunch of the magazine.

Dr. Holland’s latest book is Moody Bitches: The Truth about the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not  Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy 

Visit Dr. Holland’s website for useful links to educate yourself about psychedelics. Here are a few places to start with:

MAPS – The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

maps.org

Drug Policy Alliance – for education and reform of America’s drug laws

dpa.org

Erowid (excellent resource for drug education)

erowid.org

Heffter (supporting psychedelic research worldwide)

heffter.org

Orsha Magyar’s NeuroTrition site

neurotrition.ca

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 14 Post-Election Special: The Trump Opportunity]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:54:16 GMT 17:02 no

Rushkoff visits greatagain.gov and conducts a thought experiment: what if we all apply to work in Trump’s administration? A post-election special episode.

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Rushkoff visits greatagain.gov and conducts a thought experiment: what if we all apply to work in Trump’s administration? A post-election special episode.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 13 Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D. “Full Spectrum Humanity”]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:21:37 GMT 35:20 no

Playing for Team Human is author, activist, ethnomusicologist and singer Kyra Gaunt Ph.D. Kyra’s research on the harassment of young women and people of color has recently focused on the YouTube phenomenon of twerking videos and trolling. In today’s episode Kyra and Douglas talk about invisible audiences and their effect on social media interaction. Kyra warns how persistent media disproportionately stigmatizes marginalized communities. She offers strategies to reclaim “full spectrum humanity,” both on and off-line, celebrating the nuance and complexity of identity formation in safe spaces.

Learn more about Kyra and follow her work at kyraocity.wordpress.com 

and visit Kyra’s TED profile.

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Playing for Team Human is author, activist, ethnomusicologist and singer Kyra Gaunt Ph.D. Kyra’s research on the harassment of young women and people of color has recently focused on the YouTube phenomenon of twerking videos and trolling. In today’s episode Kyra and Douglas talk about invisible audiences and their effect on social media interaction. Kyra warns how persistent media disproportionately stigmatizes marginalized communities. She offers strategies to reclaim “full spectrum humanity,” both on and off-line, celebrating the nuance and complexity of identity formation in safe spaces.

Learn more about Kyra and follow her work at kyraocity.wordpress.com 

and visit Kyra’s TED profile.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 12 Mushon Zer-Aviv “Reambiguation”]]> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 01:30:23 GMT 34:57 no

Playing for Team Human is Mushon Zer-Aviv. Mushon shares his creative strategies for resistance against assimilation into the big data mindset. His playful, interactive designs turn the cult of data collection on its head, re-ambiguating humans and embracing the most quirky, inspired, and anomalous aspects of our lives. Mushon’s recent project, AdNauseam.io  challenges surveillance advertising by feeding it back into itself. Check out this and his many projects linked below. You can also learn more about “reambiguation” on Mushon’s  Medium blog. 

Full bio from Mushon.com

Mushon is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv. His work and writing explore the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Turing Normalizing Machine – exploring algorithmic prejudice; the AdNauseam extension – clicking ads so you don’t have to; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon also designed the map for Waze.com. Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.

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Playing for Team Human is Mushon Zer-Aviv. Mushon shares his creative strategies for resistance against assimilation into the big data mindset. His playful, interactive designs turn the cult of data collection on its head, re-ambiguating humans and embracing the most quirky, inspired, and anomalous aspects of our lives. Mushon’s recent project, AdNauseam.io  challenges surveillance advertising by feeding it back into itself. Check out this and his many projects linked below. You can also learn more about “reambiguation” on Mushon’s  Medium blog. 

Full bio from Mushon.com

Mushon is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv. His work and writing explore the boundaries of interface and the biases of techno-culture as they are redrawn through politics, design and networks. Among Mushon’s collaborations, he is the CO-founder of Shual.com – a foxy design studio; YouAreNotHere.org – a tour of Gaza through the streets of Tel Aviv; Kriegspiel – a computer game version of the Situationist Game of War; the Turing Normalizing Machine – exploring algorithmic prejudice; the AdNauseam extension – clicking ads so you don’t have to; and multiple government transparency and civic participation initiatives with the Public Knowledge Workshop; Mushon also designed the map for Waze.com. Mushon is an alumni of Eyebeam – an art and technology center in New York. He teaches digital media as a senior faculty member at Shenkar School of Engineering and Design. Previously he taught new media research at NYU and Open Source design at Parsons the New School of Design and in Bezalel Academy of Art & Design. Read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 11 Steve Lambert “Public Displays of Collaboration”]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:10:11 GMT 31:24 no

Playing for Team Human is art activist Steve Lambert. Steve reclaims public spaces with his work, igniting the radical imagination and critical thinking of his audience collaborators. With his recent piece, “Capitalism Works For Me!(True/False),” Lambert brought an interactive scoreboard out to the public, and in doing so, sparked an honest, candid, and personal discussion about how the economy is working for people.

Lambert is a founder and director of the Center for Artistic Activism where he hosts resources and workshops to help aspiring activists innovate new means of social transformation.

Visit Steve’s website visitsteve.com to learn more about his many interactive art projects.

More links to creative and playful means of engagement can also be found at the Team Human resources page under the heading “Protest and Resistance

 

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Playing for Team Human is art activist Steve Lambert. Steve reclaims public spaces with his work, igniting the radical imagination and critical thinking of his audience collaborators. With his recent piece, “Capitalism Works For Me!(True/False),” Lambert brought an interactive scoreboard out to the public, and in doing so, sparked an honest, candid, and personal discussion about how the economy is working for people.

Lambert is a founder and director of the Center for Artistic Activism where he hosts resources and workshops to help aspiring activists innovate new means of social transformation.

Visit Steve’s website visitsteve.com to learn more about his many interactive art projects.

More links to creative and playful means of engagement can also be found at the Team Human resources page under the heading “Protest and Resistance

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 10 Aaron Dignan “Hacking the Corporation”]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:20:30 GMT 34:28 no

Playing for Team Human is Aaron Dignan. Aaron is a strategist, author, and founder of the Ready, where he works on updating the “organizational operating systems” of business. Dignan has advised top executives at global brands including GE, Ford, and American Express.

In today’s episode, Aaron and Douglas speak candidly about what goes on behind the scenes in the halls of corporate power. Can businesses be redesigned into more meaningful and cooperative work structures in the growth driven economy? What might it take to “hack the corporation” into something that serves people over profit? 

 You can find Aaron’s blog on Medium or on his website at aarondignan.com

Also, check out Aaron’s book, Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success . In Game Frame, Dignan boasts that “the future of work is play!”

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Playing for Team Human is Aaron Dignan. Aaron is a strategist, author, and founder of the Ready, where he works on updating the “organizational operating systems” of business. Dignan has advised top executives at global brands including GE, Ford, and American Express.

In today’s episode, Aaron and Douglas speak candidly about what goes on behind the scenes in the halls of corporate power. Can businesses be redesigned into more meaningful and cooperative work structures in the growth driven economy? What might it take to “hack the corporation” into something that serves people over profit? 

 You can find Aaron’s blog on Medium or on his website at aarondignan.com

Also, check out Aaron’s book, Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success . In Game Frame, Dignan boasts that “the future of work is play!”

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<![CDATA[Ep. 09 D.C. Vito “Media Literacy”]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:30:19 GMT 34:21 no

Playing for Team Human today is D.C. Vito, Executive Director of The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project). The LAMP brings hands-on media education into underserved communities, empowering students and teachers with the skills needed to comprehend, create, and critique media. In today’s episode, D.C. and Douglas make the concept of “media literacy” tangible for an interactive media era, while unmasking the social programming lurking just behind the screen.

Learn more at thelamp.org. There you’ll find MediaBreaker, a free online program that enables students to deconstruct, re-edit, and remix the messages in current advertising campaigns.

Visit our resources page here on teamhuman.fm for a quick connection to the many valuable media breaking tools the LAMP offers.

 

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Playing for Team Human today is D.C. Vito, Executive Director of The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project). The LAMP brings hands-on media education into underserved communities, empowering students and teachers with the skills needed to comprehend, create, and critique media. In today’s episode, D.C. and Douglas make the concept of “media literacy” tangible for an interactive media era, while unmasking the social programming lurking just behind the screen.

Learn more at thelamp.org. There you’ll find MediaBreaker, a free online program that enables students to deconstruct, re-edit, and remix the messages in current advertising campaigns.

Visit our resources page here on teamhuman.fm for a quick connection to the many valuable media breaking tools the LAMP offers.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 08 Heather Dewey-Hagborg]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:28:42 GMT 25:55 no

Playing For Team Human today, the brilliant and terrifying artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey- Hagborg. As a transdisciplinary artist, Heather explores the intersection of science, art and biopolitics. Heather recently made the headlines with a project called Stranger Visions, in which she collected random human genetic material left behind in the detritus of public spaces to generate portrait masks of strangers using a process called forensic DNA phenotyping.

In another recent project, Radical Love: Chelsea Manning, Heather again used this process of DNA phenotyping to create a series of 3D portraits of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is not allowed to be photographed while in prison. Radical Love is both subversive and thought-provoking as it calls attention to Manning’s incarceration as well as issues of gender stereotypes and identity.

Visit Heather’s website deweyhagborg.com to learn more about Heather’s many works.

Learn more about genspace.org. Genspace promotes “citizen science” offering public access to  biotechnology, lab, and educational resources.

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Playing For Team Human today, the brilliant and terrifying artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey- Hagborg. As a transdisciplinary artist, Heather explores the intersection of science, art and biopolitics. Heather recently made the headlines with a project called Stranger Visions, in which she collected random human genetic material left behind in the detritus of public spaces to generate portrait masks of strangers using a process called forensic DNA phenotyping.

In another recent project, Radical Love: Chelsea Manning, Heather again used this process of DNA phenotyping to create a series of 3D portraits of whistleblower Chelsea Manning, who is not allowed to be photographed while in prison. Radical Love is both subversive and thought-provoking as it calls attention to Manning’s incarceration as well as issues of gender stereotypes and identity.

Visit Heather’s website deweyhagborg.com to learn more about Heather’s many works.

Learn more about genspace.org. Genspace promotes “citizen science” offering public access to  biotechnology, lab, and educational resources.

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Today’s Team Human was recorded live on the floor of the 2016 Personal Democracy Forum, where we caught up with Marina Gorbis, executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Marina joins Team Human to help us see how a utilitarian value set has been embedded into our society and its technologies. Together Marina and Douglas discuss those ambiguous and even anomalous qualities of being human, while looking to a future that embraces humanity as something greater than mere data points.

This episode also features Rushkoff’s closing talk at the Personal Democracy Forum.

You can learn more about the Marina’s Work at IFTF by visiting iftf.org or directly linking to her latest book: The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World.

 

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Today’s Team Human was recorded live on the floor of the 2016 Personal Democracy Forum, where we caught up with Marina Gorbis, executive director to the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Marina joins Team Human to help us see how a utilitarian value set has been embedded into our society and its technologies. Together Marina and Douglas discuss those ambiguous and even anomalous qualities of being human, while looking to a future that embraces humanity as something greater than mere data points.

This episode also features Rushkoff’s closing talk at the Personal Democracy Forum.

You can learn more about the Marina’s Work at IFTF by visiting iftf.org or directly linking to her latest book: The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 06 Kio Stark “Talk to Strangers”]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:36 GMT 34:49 no

Playing for Team Human today is Kio Stark. Kio’s new book When Strangers Meet explores the transformative power to be found in person-to-person interactions with strangers. Kio describes how even a brief interaction can foster empathy and open up the possibility for meaningful human connection. Kio and Douglas challenge the unwritten rules of social interaction and talk about how basic human connection can spark positive social change.

Links:

Kio’s recent New York Times travel feature, “5 Ways Total Strangers Can Make Your Trip Better” can be found here.

In today’s episode, Kio describes this online game, Clocking In, created by RaceForward.org as a tool to build solidarity in the struggle for workplace justice and fair wages.

Connecting with strangers is about respect and recognizing the fundamental value of the people we encounter. Check out ihollaback.org to learn more about ending harassment in public spaces. There you can find numerous resources and ways to get involved.

Kio’s Ted Talk: “Why You Should Talk To Strangers

 

 

 

 

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Playing for Team Human today is Kio Stark. Kio’s new book When Strangers Meet explores the transformative power to be found in person-to-person interactions with strangers. Kio describes how even a brief interaction can foster empathy and open up the possibility for meaningful human connection. Kio and Douglas challenge the unwritten rules of social interaction and talk about how basic human connection can spark positive social change.

Links:

Kio’s recent New York Times travel feature, “5 Ways Total Strangers Can Make Your Trip Better” can be found here.

In today’s episode, Kio describes this online game, Clocking In, created by RaceForward.org as a tool to build solidarity in the struggle for workplace justice and fair wages.

Connecting with strangers is about respect and recognizing the fundamental value of the people we encounter. Check out ihollaback.org to learn more about ending harassment in public spaces. There you can find numerous resources and ways to get involved.

Kio’s Ted Talk: “Why You Should Talk To Strangers

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 05 Andy Bichlbaum “Playful Resistance”]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:09 GMT 39:22 no

Playing for Team Human today: Andy Bichlbaum of the infamous Yes Men, the world’s most accomplished working culture hackers, responsible for devastating satirical attacks on Dow Chemical, Halliburton, Exxon, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dupont, and others.

Bichlbaum is going to share with us the secret to fighting against even violent oppression with playful resistance.

After listening to the show, check out the Yes Lab, a resource for playful resisters everywhere. http://yeslab.org/

And check out our resources page for an expanding list of ways to get involved in the actions featured on the show. This week we’ve added links to activist toolkits, instruction, and useful strategies for creative protest under the section “Protest and Resistance”.

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Playing for Team Human today: Andy Bichlbaum of the infamous Yes Men, the world’s most accomplished working culture hackers, responsible for devastating satirical attacks on Dow Chemical, Halliburton, Exxon, the US Chamber of Commerce, Dupont, and others.

Bichlbaum is going to share with us the secret to fighting against even violent oppression with playful resistance.

After listening to the show, check out the Yes Lab, a resource for playful resisters everywhere. http://yeslab.org/

And check out our resources page for an expanding list of ways to get involved in the actions featured on the show. This week we’ve added links to activist toolkits, instruction, and useful strategies for creative protest under the section “Protest and Resistance”.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 04 Micah White “Permanent Revolution”]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 01:00:41 GMT 46:09 no

Today on Team Human we’re looking at protest. While we may be willing to raise our voices, sign petitions, and even get arrested, are we willing and ready to take hold of power? Author, activist, and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White gives a passionate assessment of the state of protest today while putting forth his own vision for revolutionary social change or what he calls, The End of Protest.

Micah is also currently running for Mayor of Nehalem, Oregon. View his campaign here.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out Episode 01 where we talk to fellow Occupiers and Debt Resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey.

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Today on Team Human we’re looking at protest. While we may be willing to raise our voices, sign petitions, and even get arrested, are we willing and ready to take hold of power? Author, activist, and Occupy Wall Street co-creator Micah White gives a passionate assessment of the state of protest today while putting forth his own vision for revolutionary social change or what he calls, The End of Protest.

Micah is also currently running for Mayor of Nehalem, Oregon. View his campaign here.

If you enjoyed this episode, check out Episode 01 where we talk to fellow Occupiers and Debt Resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 03 Esteban Kelly “Solidarity”]]> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:00:43 GMT 48:08 no

Playing for Team Human is Esteban Kelly. Kelly is an exemplary leader in the movement for promoting solidarity and workplace democracy. While working with the Mariposa Food Co-op, Kelly founded the Food Justice and Anti Racism working group. He was also appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council. Currently, Esteban Kelly serves as Co-Executive director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as well as a director of AORTA, the Anti- Oppression Resource and Training Alliance. Kelly is also a co-founder and current board member of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA). A complete bio highlighting Kelly’s commitment to embodying democratic principles of workplace democracy, social justice, and activism can be found at Kelly’s Bio Page at AORTA .

Visit our Resources page for ways to start your own worker cooperative. There you’ll find case studies, how-to’s, and further inspiring information on solidarity movements and the effort to build a more democratic and just economy.

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Playing for Team Human is Esteban Kelly. Kelly is an exemplary leader in the movement for promoting solidarity and workplace democracy. While working with the Mariposa Food Co-op, Kelly founded the Food Justice and Anti Racism working group. He was also appointed by the Mayor of Philadelphia to the Philadelphia Food Policy Advisory Council. Currently, Esteban Kelly serves as Co-Executive director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives as well as a director of AORTA, the Anti- Oppression Resource and Training Alliance. Kelly is also a co-founder and current board member of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA). A complete bio highlighting Kelly’s commitment to embodying democratic principles of workplace democracy, social justice, and activism can be found at Kelly’s Bio Page at AORTA .

Visit our Resources page for ways to start your own worker cooperative. There you’ll find case studies, how-to’s, and further inspiring information on solidarity movements and the effort to build a more democratic and just economy.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media”]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:28 GMT 30:47 no

Special Pre-Launch Episode: Recorded January 2016

Playing for Team Human today is Professor Richard Maxwell. Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media. His research begins at the intersection of politics and economics to analyze the global media, their social and cultural impact, and the policies that regulate their reach and operations. Richard has published on a wide array of media topics. Recent work includes The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media (Editor) Media and the Ecological Crisis (co-editor) and Greening the Media with Toby Miller. In this episode of Team Human, Professor Maxwell provides an eye opening account of the environmental damage caused by media technology, the myth of a “Post Industrial” society, and what we must do create a world sustainable for people.

Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller’s regular column, “Greening the Media” can be read here at Psychology Today.

Inspired by this episode to get involved? Visit our ever-expanding resources page to learn how to transform your own technology consumption along with ways to exert pressure on the big polluters and labor exploiters across the globe.

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Special Pre-Launch Episode: Recorded January 2016

Playing for Team Human today is Professor Richard Maxwell. Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media. His research begins at the intersection of politics and economics to analyze the global media, their social and cultural impact, and the policies that regulate their reach and operations. Richard has published on a wide array of media topics. Recent work includes The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media (Editor) Media and the Ecological Crisis (co-editor) and Greening the Media with Toby Miller. In this episode of Team Human, Professor Maxwell provides an eye opening account of the environmental damage caused by media technology, the myth of a “Post Industrial” society, and what we must do create a world sustainable for people.

Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller’s regular column, “Greening the Media” can be read here at Psychology Today.

Inspired by this episode to get involved? Visit our ever-expanding resources page to learn how to transform your own technology consumption along with ways to exert pressure on the big polluters and labor exploiters across the globe.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 01 Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:00:04 GMT 40:35 no

Joining team human are debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey. Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, activist, and musician. Her films include the documentaries Zizek! and the Examined Life. Taylor’s recent book The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age takes a hard look at the persisting and embedded inequalities in today’s digital media landscape. Thomas Gokey is a visual artist, adjunct professor at Syracuse University, and activist. Gokey’s piece entitled, Total Amount of Money Rendered in Exchange for a Masters of Fine Arts Degree to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pulped into Four Sheets of Paper reimagined his own student debt as art. Both Thomas Gokey and Astra Taylor seized the momentum of Occupy Wall Street to help launch a direct action campaign of debt resistance. Working through the collective force of Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee, and the Debt CollectiveGokey and Taylor are fighting back against the economic injustice of debt in America.

Visit our resources page to learn more about debt, to connect with a network of support, and learn ways to resist the oppressive systems of debt in our society.

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Joining team human are debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey. Astra Taylor is a filmmaker, writer, activist, and musician. Her films include the documentaries Zizek! and the Examined Life. Taylor’s recent book The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age takes a hard look at the persisting and embedded inequalities in today’s digital media landscape. Thomas Gokey is a visual artist, adjunct professor at Syracuse University, and activist. Gokey’s piece entitled, Total Amount of Money Rendered in Exchange for a Masters of Fine Arts Degree to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pulped into Four Sheets of Paper reimagined his own student debt as art. Both Thomas Gokey and Astra Taylor seized the momentum of Occupy Wall Street to help launch a direct action campaign of debt resistance. Working through the collective force of Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee, and the Debt CollectiveGokey and Taylor are fighting back against the economic injustice of debt in America.

Visit our resources page to learn more about debt, to connect with a network of support, and learn ways to resist the oppressive systems of debt in our society.

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