60 pippa.io Team Human http://teamhuman.fm/feed/episodes en Douglas Rushkoff Douglas Rushkoff With Host Douglas Rushkoff Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. This is media as cultural resistance and a path to social change. Team Human is a weekly podcast and set of resources enabling human intervention in the economic, technological, and social programs that determine how we live, work, and interact. This is media as cultural resistance and a path to social change. yes Douglas Rushkoff info+58ad887a1608b1752663b04a@mg.pippa.io https://assets.pippa.io/shows/58ad887a1608b1752663b04a/show-cover.jpg http://teamhuman.fm/feed/episodes Team Human <![CDATA[Ep. 111 Chenjerai Kumanyika "Uncivilization"]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:15:50 GMT 1:13:03 5bec11c431b9074a2400b9f1 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-111-chenjerai-kumanyika Chenjerai Kumanyika helps us understand media and activism in a time of renewed racism and repression full 3 111 Playing for Team Human today: activist, professor, podcast producer, journalist, and musician Chenjerai Kumanyika. Chenjerai joins Douglas in the basement Media Squat at CUNY Queens College for a conversation about why studying history matters more than ever as we fight for a just future. Chenjerai also shares a bit of his own unique personal history; how he went from working in an emergency room to a touring as an international hip hop artist, to his most recent work as an activist/journalist and now, college professor at Rutgers University. Drawing from these diverse contexts, Chenjerai helps us understand media and activism in a time of renewed racism and repression. A spirit of deep conviction and empathy animates Chenjerai’s work and shines through in this conversation with Douglas.


Check out Chenjerai’s Peabody Award winning podcast, Uncivil, from Gimlet


Listen to Things I've Seen featured in today’s show, from Chenjerai’s group The Spooks.


"You won't believe the things I've seen

Far beyond your wildest dreams

I've seen chaos and order reign supreme

I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene

In seconds turn to violence and screams"


A clip from Chenjerai's recent lecture at Penn State is featured in this episode. Find this and more here: https://www.soc119.org/2018/10/25/class-18-being-an-activist-w-dr-chenjerai-kumanyika/


This week's TH Music Credits: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man in the intro and outro, segue music by R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, and Herkimer Diamonds in the Midroll.


Support Team Human by visiting teamhuman.fm/support

Versions of Douglas's monologues as well as streams of this podcast can be found on Medium

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Playing for Team Human today: activist, professor, podcast producer, journalist, and musician Chenjerai Kumanyika. Chenjerai joins Douglas in the basement Media Squat at CUNY Queens College for a conversation about why studying history matters more than ever as we fight for a just future. Chenjerai also shares a bit of his own unique personal history; how he went from working in an emergency room to a touring as an international hip hop artist, to his most recent work as an activist/journalist and now, college professor at Rutgers University. Drawing from these diverse contexts, Chenjerai helps us understand media and activism in a time of renewed racism and repression. A spirit of deep conviction and empathy animates Chenjerai’s work and shines through in this conversation with Douglas.


Check out Chenjerai’s Peabody Award winning podcast, Uncivil, from Gimlet


Listen to Things I've Seen featured in today’s show, from Chenjerai’s group The Spooks.


"You won't believe the things I've seen

Far beyond your wildest dreams

I've seen chaos and order reign supreme

I've seen the beauty of the universe so peaceful and serene

In seconds turn to violence and screams"


A clip from Chenjerai's recent lecture at Penn State is featured in this episode. Find this and more here: https://www.soc119.org/2018/10/25/class-18-being-an-activist-w-dr-chenjerai-kumanyika/


This week's TH Music Credits: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man in the intro and outro, segue music by R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, and Herkimer Diamonds in the Midroll.


Support Team Human by visiting teamhuman.fm/support

Versions of Douglas's monologues as well as streams of this podcast can be found on Medium

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<![CDATA[Ep. 110 Enspiral: "Better Work Together"]]> Wed, 07 Nov 2018 08:40:45 GMT 1:14:29 5be29b12e271c6e90b2129d9 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-110-enspiral-better-work-together A society without bosses? Victory without winner-takes-all spoils? Enspiral shares replicable success stories of collaboration. full 3 110 Playing for Team Human today: Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal. Susan and Anthony share the open secrets of bottom-up collaboration as we celebrate the publication of Enspiral’s book, Better Work Together. It's a conversation about the power of working together, building on ideas “good enough to try,” and creating a space where it’s “safe to fail.”

Looking for collaborative and participatory ways to create social change? Enspiral has collected and opened up its learnings for all to replicate.

Douglas opens with a monologue about moving beyond “master plan” interventions. What does democracy look like on a human scale?

If you enjoy this episode, check out Episode 23 with Enspiral teammate Silvia Zuur:

https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-23-silvia-zuur/

And Episode 41 with Richard Bartlett:

https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-41-richard-d-bartlett-there-is-no-enemy-team/


You can find Team Human episodes and more from Douglas at Medium.com/@Rushkoff

 

Music Credits: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Herkimer Diamonds , and closing music by R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time

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Playing for Team Human today: Susan Basterfield and Anthony Cabraal. Susan and Anthony share the open secrets of bottom-up collaboration as we celebrate the publication of Enspiral’s book, Better Work Together. It's a conversation about the power of working together, building on ideas “good enough to try,” and creating a space where it’s “safe to fail.”

Looking for collaborative and participatory ways to create social change? Enspiral has collected and opened up its learnings for all to replicate.

Douglas opens with a monologue about moving beyond “master plan” interventions. What does democracy look like on a human scale?

If you enjoy this episode, check out Episode 23 with Enspiral teammate Silvia Zuur:

https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-23-silvia-zuur/

And Episode 41 with Richard Bartlett:

https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-41-richard-d-bartlett-there-is-no-enemy-team/


You can find Team Human episodes and more from Douglas at Medium.com/@Rushkoff

 

Music Credits: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , Herkimer Diamonds , and closing music by R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time

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<![CDATA[Ep. 109 Jason Schmitt "A Pirate Bay of Knowledge?"]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:57:11 GMT 1:07:39 5bd998979cef63c4142da635 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-109-jason-schmitt Jason Schmitt on open access for academic research plus Rushkoff on democracy and voting next week. full 3 109 Playing for Team Human today: Jason Schmitt. Jason looks at the big business of for-profit academic publishing in his new documentary Paywall:The Business of Scholarship. Should the the world's research be locked behind closed doors? Jason makes the case for open access on today's Team Human.


Opening the show, Rushkoff offers a monologue on the state of democracy. While our politicians and their propagandists have lost faith in our ability to vote purposefully, Team Human knows better. There has never been a more crucial time to get involved, not only at the polls next week but in civic life and community action beyond.


Versions of Douglas's monologues can be found at https://medium.com/@rushkoff. We'll also be posting the entire back catalog in a new Team Human Collection at Medium.


Visit Teamhuman.fm for complete access to the shows and patreon.com/teamhuman to sustain this show.


Today we opened with intro music thanks to Mike Watt. The midroll featured Team Human Ep.31 Human Guest and friend R.U. Sirius. The show concluded with a track by Herkimer Diamonds.

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Playing for Team Human today: Jason Schmitt. Jason looks at the big business of for-profit academic publishing in his new documentary Paywall:The Business of Scholarship. Should the the world's research be locked behind closed doors? Jason makes the case for open access on today's Team Human.


Opening the show, Rushkoff offers a monologue on the state of democracy. While our politicians and their propagandists have lost faith in our ability to vote purposefully, Team Human knows better. There has never been a more crucial time to get involved, not only at the polls next week but in civic life and community action beyond.


Versions of Douglas's monologues can be found at https://medium.com/@rushkoff. We'll also be posting the entire back catalog in a new Team Human Collection at Medium.


Visit Teamhuman.fm for complete access to the shows and patreon.com/teamhuman to sustain this show.


Today we opened with intro music thanks to Mike Watt. The midroll featured Team Human Ep.31 Human Guest and friend R.U. Sirius. The show concluded with a track by Herkimer Diamonds.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 108 Jessica Blank "A Walk In Their Shoes"]]> Wed, 24 Oct 2018 09:48:17 GMT 1:06:57 5bd031f5beb2dff256b325ab no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-108-jessica-blank-a-walk-in-their-shoes Jessica Blank on finding the openings for empathy through story. full 3 108 Playing for Team Human today is playwright, actor, director, writer and teacher Jessica Blank. Jessica shares her insights into the process of building empathy through story. Through works such as her documentary plays the Exonerated and Aftermath, Jessica’s characters stare their audience directly in the eye, reach out to their heart, and open a pathway for transformation. This, Jessica explains, is the magic of being in shared space with people embodying real, human stories.

Learn about her creative process, how she finds that opening for empathy, and how we might retrieve those human scale stories that are charged with the empathic power to bring about social change.

Douglas opens the show with a monologue asking, "Is the nationalist, xenophobic, inward-turned America we’ve been projecting to the world as of late the real US?"

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” midway through, and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

Check out Douglas's new regular column on Medium.

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Playing for Team Human today is playwright, actor, director, writer and teacher Jessica Blank. Jessica shares her insights into the process of building empathy through story. Through works such as her documentary plays the Exonerated and Aftermath, Jessica’s characters stare their audience directly in the eye, reach out to their heart, and open a pathway for transformation. This, Jessica explains, is the magic of being in shared space with people embodying real, human stories.

Learn about her creative process, how she finds that opening for empathy, and how we might retrieve those human scale stories that are charged with the empathic power to bring about social change.

Douglas opens the show with a monologue asking, "Is the nationalist, xenophobic, inward-turned America we’ve been projecting to the world as of late the real US?"

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” midway through, and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

Check out Douglas's new regular column on Medium.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 107 Fred Turner "Beyond the Master Plan"]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 11:03:18 GMT 1:17:35 5bc716f66272248b55b8cb7b no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-107-fred-turner Fred Turner on civic engagement, the history of psychedelic cyberculture, and more. full 3 107 Playing for Team Human today is Fred Turner, professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Fred will be helping us recover the countercultural roots of digital media, while also imploring us to look toward the mundane, existing ways of staking our claim to authority over the world in which we live.

Turner has done extensive research into the countercultural and even psychedelic roots of cyberculture, culminating in his extended biography of Stewart Brand titled From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. 

Turner’s writing and research reaches even further back into the history of cyberculture with The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties where he explores and exposes the deepest origins of our touchscreen society. 

In this conversation, Fred and Douglas use these works as a jumping off point to a wide range of topics including a provocative discussion on the ways those early utopian visions of technology were subsumed into an ideology of individualism and ultimately, consumerism.

Is it time to re-embrace the boring? In our quest to be our “authentic selves” at all times, have we forgotten the necessary, and sometimes mundane civic work that is required for concrete change both in our local and global communities? This and much more! 

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is Fred Turner, professor and Chair of the Department of Communication at Stanford University. Fred will be helping us recover the countercultural roots of digital media, while also imploring us to look toward the mundane, existing ways of staking our claim to authority over the world in which we live.

Turner has done extensive research into the countercultural and even psychedelic roots of cyberculture, culminating in his extended biography of Stewart Brand titled From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism. 

Turner’s writing and research reaches even further back into the history of cyberculture with The Democratic Surround: Multimedia and American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties where he explores and exposes the deepest origins of our touchscreen society. 

In this conversation, Fred and Douglas use these works as a jumping off point to a wide range of topics including a provocative discussion on the ways those early utopian visions of technology were subsumed into an ideology of individualism and ultimately, consumerism.

Is it time to re-embrace the boring? In our quest to be our “authentic selves” at all times, have we forgotten the necessary, and sometimes mundane civic work that is required for concrete change both in our local and global communities? This and much more! 

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 106 Nora Bateson "Warm Data"]]> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 10:43:04 GMT 1:09:29 5bbdd5d491832ad81bdc2c0a no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-106-nora-bateson-warm-data Nora Bateson embraces the liminal spaces and complex connections that amplify our humanity. full 3 106 Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the spaces and connections between them. It’s not too late to bring our species back from the brink! This conversation was recorded backstage in Palo Alto at the Institute For the Future's (IFTF) 50th Anniversary Gala.


I first met at Nora Bateson at a general semantics conference where she was screening her then brand new film An Ecology of Mind about her father Gregory Bateson, one of the principle developers of cybernetic and systems theory. But as I got to know Nora and her work, particularly the book Small Arcs of Larger Circles, I realized she was taking what we think of as systems theory to a whole new and intrinsically human level. I ran into her again at the fiftieth anniversary conference of the Institute For the Future in Palo Alto where she gave an entirely optimistic yet grounded talk on how to bring an awareness of the liminal spaces between systems into account as we attempt to make our world more consonant with the values of life.


Douglas opens today's show with a monologue on Universal Basic Income (UBI) and why, if the goal is economic justice, a universal "allowance" just won't do.


“The vast transfer of wealth from the poor to rich may be complete, but now we can use UBI to funnel even more capital up to the already wealthy and keep the scheme going.”


To learn more about our guest, Nora Bateson, please visit https://norabateson.wordpress.com

You can watch her film here: http://www.anecologyofmind.com/


If you liked this episode, check out Team Human Ep. 07 featuring IFTF executive director Marina Gorbis


On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.


Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the spaces and connections between them. It’s not too late to bring our species back from the brink! This conversation was recorded backstage in Palo Alto at the Institute For the Future's (IFTF) 50th Anniversary Gala.


I first met at Nora Bateson at a general semantics conference where she was screening her then brand new film An Ecology of Mind about her father Gregory Bateson, one of the principle developers of cybernetic and systems theory. But as I got to know Nora and her work, particularly the book Small Arcs of Larger Circles, I realized she was taking what we think of as systems theory to a whole new and intrinsically human level. I ran into her again at the fiftieth anniversary conference of the Institute For the Future in Palo Alto where she gave an entirely optimistic yet grounded talk on how to bring an awareness of the liminal spaces between systems into account as we attempt to make our world more consonant with the values of life.


Douglas opens today's show with a monologue on Universal Basic Income (UBI) and why, if the goal is economic justice, a universal "allowance" just won't do.


“The vast transfer of wealth from the poor to rich may be complete, but now we can use UBI to funnel even more capital up to the already wealthy and keep the scheme going.”


To learn more about our guest, Nora Bateson, please visit https://norabateson.wordpress.com

You can watch her film here: http://www.anecologyofmind.com/


If you liked this episode, check out Team Human Ep. 07 featuring IFTF executive director Marina Gorbis


On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.


Team Human is listener supported. To subscribe via Patreon or Drip, go to TeamHuman.fm/support . You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 105 Philip McKenzie and Michael Wood-Lewis "There Goes the Neighborhood"]]> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 10:49:05 GMT 1:43:51 5bb48b53e0289afd46d03eb0 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-105-philip-mckenzie-and-michael-wood-lewis full 3 105 Playing for Team Human today a double header of people trying to effect real cultural change in very different ways. Up first is cultural anthropologist, host of the 2 Dope Boys podcast, and consultant Philip McKenzie. Philip makes the case for injecting corporate america with the values of social justice by subverting the machine from within. Following Philip is founder of Front Porch Forum, Michael Wood Lewis. Michael shows us how the net can be used to turn residents back into neighbors. It’s a story about the transformative power of witnessing everyday acts of neighborliness. 


For more on Philip McKenzie, visit https://philipmckenzie.com/

Check out Philip’s podcast 2 Dope Boys. Episode 26 features Philip's conversation with Douglas Rushkoff! 

http://www.twodopeboyspod.com/blog/2016/9/1/on-point-26-douglas-rushkoff-throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus


Learn more about Front Porch Forum and Vermont’s “Quiet Digital Revolution.” Visit https://frontporchforum.com/


and check out this trailer for a new documentary on Front Porch forum from https://vermont.twg.io/

 

Douglas opens this special double feature episode with a monologue on the reversal of culture and counterculture and a unique perspective on the importance of “finding the others,” – not just those like-minded “others” but even those with whom we may disagree.

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Playing for Team Human today a double header of people trying to effect real cultural change in very different ways. Up first is cultural anthropologist, host of the 2 Dope Boys podcast, and consultant Philip McKenzie. Philip makes the case for injecting corporate america with the values of social justice by subverting the machine from within. Following Philip is founder of Front Porch Forum, Michael Wood Lewis. Michael shows us how the net can be used to turn residents back into neighbors. It’s a story about the transformative power of witnessing everyday acts of neighborliness. 


For more on Philip McKenzie, visit https://philipmckenzie.com/

Check out Philip’s podcast 2 Dope Boys. Episode 26 features Philip's conversation with Douglas Rushkoff! 

http://www.twodopeboyspod.com/blog/2016/9/1/on-point-26-douglas-rushkoff-throwing-rocks-at-the-google-bus


Learn more about Front Porch Forum and Vermont’s “Quiet Digital Revolution.” Visit https://frontporchforum.com/


and check out this trailer for a new documentary on Front Porch forum from https://vermont.twg.io/

 

Douglas opens this special double feature episode with a monologue on the reversal of culture and counterculture and a unique perspective on the importance of “finding the others,” – not just those like-minded “others” but even those with whom we may disagree.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 104 Nathan Schneider "A Place Where It's Easier To Be Good"]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 07:43:27 GMT 1:12:25 5bab22c1b3b1dc9425aec35f no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-104-nathan-schneider Nathan Schneider on how the co-op model engenders a more participatory approach to life. full 3 104 Playing for Team Human today is platform cooperative activist, journalist, and author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Nathan Schneider.

With contemporary examples and historical context, Nathan makes the case that the co-op movement is not mere utopian idealism, but a very real and vital economic shift that is being harnessed for social good. It’s a conversation that embraces the co-op transformation as a path to a more just and equitable society and a more participatory approach to life overall.

Douglas opens the show with a reflection on the limits of both our communication technologies and language itself. On Team Human, what matters is not just the content, but the context. Team Human is the “sound of engagement,” the “sound of solidarity.”

If you enjoy this show, you might also like these episodes from our archive:

Episode 68 on the P2P Foundation “The Commons is the Glue” w/ Stacco Troncoso. https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-68-stacco-troncoso-the-commons-is-the-glue/

Episode 03 with Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives: https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/episode-03-esteban-kelly-solidarity/

Episode 23 with Silvia Zuur of Enspiral: https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-23-silvia-zuur/

Episode 07 with Marina Gorbis from the Institute for the Future https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/episode-07-marina-gorbis/

Episode 41 Richard D Bartlett from Loomio” https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-41-richard-d-bartlett-there-is-no-enemy-team/

For more on Nathan Schneider visit nathanschneider.info.

Also mentioned on today’s show: Visit the New Economy Coalition https://neweconomy.net/

and the P2P foundation https://p2pfoundation.net/

Photo of Nathan by Emily Hansen

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

 

 

 

 

 

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Playing for Team Human today is platform cooperative activist, journalist, and author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Nathan Schneider.

With contemporary examples and historical context, Nathan makes the case that the co-op movement is not mere utopian idealism, but a very real and vital economic shift that is being harnessed for social good. It’s a conversation that embraces the co-op transformation as a path to a more just and equitable society and a more participatory approach to life overall.

Douglas opens the show with a reflection on the limits of both our communication technologies and language itself. On Team Human, what matters is not just the content, but the context. Team Human is the “sound of engagement,” the “sound of solidarity.”

If you enjoy this show, you might also like these episodes from our archive:

Episode 68 on the P2P Foundation “The Commons is the Glue” w/ Stacco Troncoso. https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-68-stacco-troncoso-the-commons-is-the-glue/

Episode 03 with Esteban Kelly of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives: https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/episode-03-esteban-kelly-solidarity/

Episode 23 with Silvia Zuur of Enspiral: https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-23-silvia-zuur/

Episode 07 with Marina Gorbis from the Institute for the Future https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/episode-07-marina-gorbis/

Episode 41 Richard D Bartlett from Loomio” https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-41-richard-d-bartlett-there-is-no-enemy-team/

For more on Nathan Schneider visit nathanschneider.info.

Also mentioned on today’s show: Visit the New Economy Coalition https://neweconomy.net/

and the P2P foundation https://p2pfoundation.net/

Photo of Nathan by Emily Hansen

On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” and our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 103 Sarah Esther Lageson PhD "Giving Each Other Some Slack" ]]> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:46:48 GMT 58:47 5ba1f2b21cdf515669e94fa6 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-103-sarah-lageson Sociologist Sarah Lageson on how online crime data creates a whole new form of digital punishment. full 3 103 What happens when our past becomes indelibly fixed in the online databases that shape our digital identities? Is there ever escape from the internet’s permanent memory for our blemishes and increasingly public misfortunes? Sarah Lageson studies the serious social ramifications and new forms of “digital punishment” meted out by the growth of online crime data. On today’s episode she discusses this topic, the focus of her forthcoming book, Digital Punishment - Uses and Abuses of Criminal Records in the Big Data Age. Her work looks at the way bias and errors in the criminal justice system become embedded within these digital records and how this is exploited by private data brokers. Lageson and Rushkoff then turn to the very human question of how we should treat each other in a society where every mistake or brush with the law becomes glued to our digital identity. At the very least, it’s a future where we’re going to have to cut each other a little slack.

Guest Bio:

Sarah is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice. She studies public access to criminal justice data, error in criminal record databases, and associated issues with punishment, Constitutional rights, and inequality. Sarah’s current research examines the growth of online crime data that remains publicly available, creating new forms of “digital punishment.” 

Learn more about Sarah at sarahlageson.com

Douglas opens the show with a monologue about the gamification of social good on Wall Street. Can the market actually be coaxed into rewarding social good over exploitation? Or are funds such as the new ETF “JUST capital” a mere ploy to make investors feel good while exacerbating the problem of inequality?

Today’s show was produced in the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY Queens College. Special thanks to community organizer Josh Chapedelaine who helped facilitate this recording. Luke Robert Mason is our associate producer.


On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” followed by “Walkabout” from Episode 67 guest, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge‘s Throbbing Gristle plus “Sparlky Eyes” by Episode 68 Guest Stacco Troncoso. Our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.


You can support the show by visiting Teamhuman.fm/support. Please review Team Human on iTunes.

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What happens when our past becomes indelibly fixed in the online databases that shape our digital identities? Is there ever escape from the internet’s permanent memory for our blemishes and increasingly public misfortunes? Sarah Lageson studies the serious social ramifications and new forms of “digital punishment” meted out by the growth of online crime data. On today’s episode she discusses this topic, the focus of her forthcoming book, Digital Punishment - Uses and Abuses of Criminal Records in the Big Data Age. Her work looks at the way bias and errors in the criminal justice system become embedded within these digital records and how this is exploited by private data brokers. Lageson and Rushkoff then turn to the very human question of how we should treat each other in a society where every mistake or brush with the law becomes glued to our digital identity. At the very least, it’s a future where we’re going to have to cut each other a little slack.

Guest Bio:

Sarah is an Assistant Professor at the Rutgers University-Newark School of Criminal Justice. She studies public access to criminal justice data, error in criminal record databases, and associated issues with punishment, Constitutional rights, and inequality. Sarah’s current research examines the growth of online crime data that remains publicly available, creating new forms of “digital punishment.” 

Learn more about Sarah at sarahlageson.com

Douglas opens the show with a monologue about the gamification of social good on Wall Street. Can the market actually be coaxed into rewarding social good over exploitation? Or are funds such as the new ETF “JUST capital” a mere ploy to make investors feel good while exacerbating the problem of inequality?

Today’s show was produced in the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY Queens College. Special thanks to community organizer Josh Chapedelaine who helped facilitate this recording. Luke Robert Mason is our associate producer.


On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro, Herkhimer Diamonds “Xmas Underwater” followed by “Walkabout” from Episode 67 guest, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge‘s Throbbing Gristle plus “Sparlky Eyes” by Episode 68 Guest Stacco Troncoso. Our closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.


You can support the show by visiting Teamhuman.fm/support. Please review Team Human on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 102 danah boyd "Seeing New Worlds"]]> Wed, 12 Sep 2018 10:20:39 GMT 1:29:24 5b98cfdcf790d7ba3559cae4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-102-danah-boyd-seeing-new-worlds full 3 102 Playing for Team Human today, technology and social media scholar, founder of Data & Society Research Institute, and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, danah boyd.

On today's episode, Douglas and danah talk about stepping outside of our narrow worldviews. How does technology amplify our biases? Where does human agency lie in complex, networked systems? What is the distinction between a "network" versus a "community?" These and many more questions explored in this deep-dive into social media and the relationship of digital technology to our everyday lives.

From Douglas: "This week, my journey to make sense of digital society - and to challenge my own underlying assumptions about the promise and peril of social media - I visited my friend danah boyd. We met up at The Data & Society Research Institute, which she founded in 2014 to explore the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies. What makes her work unique is that it’s based less on thought experiments than on observations from the real world. That’s part of why I waited until danah could make time for an in-person discussion, which we had in a little meeting space at the always busy Data & Society office in Chelsea, Manhattan."  

This show cites research by previous Team Human guest and Data & Society fellow Caroline Jack. Check out Episode 29 here.

Learn more about danah and read her work. from http://www.danah.org:

Bio: danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and society. Her most recent books - "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" and "Participatory Culture in a Networked Age" - examine the intersection of everyday practices and social media. She is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University, a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

danah's Blog: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/

and Twitter: @zephoria

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog courtesy of Dischord records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/. Mid show was Throbbing Gristle's "Walkabout" See Team Human Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Closing the show is a track from Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man LP.

Recording thanks to Luke Robert Mason. Our Community manager is Josh Chapdelaine.


 

 

 

 

 

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Playing for Team Human today, technology and social media scholar, founder of Data & Society Research Institute, and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, danah boyd.

On today's episode, Douglas and danah talk about stepping outside of our narrow worldviews. How does technology amplify our biases? Where does human agency lie in complex, networked systems? What is the distinction between a "network" versus a "community?" These and many more questions explored in this deep-dive into social media and the relationship of digital technology to our everyday lives.

From Douglas: "This week, my journey to make sense of digital society - and to challenge my own underlying assumptions about the promise and peril of social media - I visited my friend danah boyd. We met up at The Data & Society Research Institute, which she founded in 2014 to explore the social and cultural issues arising from data-centric and automated technologies. What makes her work unique is that it’s based less on thought experiments than on observations from the real world. That’s part of why I waited until danah could make time for an in-person discussion, which we had in a little meeting space at the always busy Data & Society office in Chelsea, Manhattan."  

This show cites research by previous Team Human guest and Data & Society fellow Caroline Jack. Check out Episode 29 here.

Learn more about danah and read her work. from http://www.danah.org:

Bio: danah boyd is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a Visiting Professor at New York University. Her research is focused on addressing social and cultural inequities by understanding the relationship between technology and society. Her most recent books - "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" and "Participatory Culture in a Networked Age" - examine the intersection of everyday practices and social media. She is a 2011 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director of both Crisis Text Line and Social Science Research Council, and a Trustee of the National Museum of the American Indian. She received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brown University, a master's degree from the MIT Media Lab, and a Ph.D in Information from the University of California, Berkeley.

danah's Blog: http://www.zephoria.org/thoughts/

and Twitter: @zephoria

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog courtesy of Dischord records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/. Mid show was Throbbing Gristle's "Walkabout" See Team Human Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. Closing the show is a track from Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man LP.

Recording thanks to Luke Robert Mason. Our Community manager is Josh Chapdelaine.


 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 101 Alissa Quart "It's Not Your Fault"]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2018 11:09:28 GMT 1:00:27 5b8fa9ab4790032b7b5a1445 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-101-alissa-quart Alissa Quart on how the American Dream failed us, and what sort of dream we should put in its place. full 3 101 One of the lies many of us have bought over the years is the American Dream. It seemed to work - at least back in the day of the GI bill and guaranteed mortgages. You work hard, go to college, and things will work out. You’ll be okay.

 And now, a lot of us who were privileged enough to be able to follow that path, are finding ourselves unable to reach that place of security anymore. It’s a new precarity - shared by almost everyone in America today - and what our guest Alissa Quart has beautifully documented in work at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and in her new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.

 In today’s conversation, Alissa deconstructs the individualist, pull yourself up by the bootstraps myth, and looks at the way the system has failed so many Americans. “It’s not your fault,” emerges as the theme from Alissa’s eye-opening research and reporting.

Today’s show begins with a monologue from Douglas on how the dynamics of cult thinking might help us understand the seemingly irrational commitment to Trump by his supporters. A full transcript of the essay that inspired this talk can be found on Rushkoff’s Medium page. 

 If you enjoy this episode, you might also like our very first episode with debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey.

 Also mentioned in today’s show was Episode 93 guest Palak Shah whose work at the National Domestic Workers Alliance resonates with the many of the topics discussed in this episode.

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog courtesy of Dischord records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/.You also heard a sampled loop from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius and closing the show is a track from Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man LP.

 

Go to TeamHuman.fm/support to support the show. You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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One of the lies many of us have bought over the years is the American Dream. It seemed to work - at least back in the day of the GI bill and guaranteed mortgages. You work hard, go to college, and things will work out. You’ll be okay.

 And now, a lot of us who were privileged enough to be able to follow that path, are finding ourselves unable to reach that place of security anymore. It’s a new precarity - shared by almost everyone in America today - and what our guest Alissa Quart has beautifully documented in work at the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and in her new book, Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America.

 In today’s conversation, Alissa deconstructs the individualist, pull yourself up by the bootstraps myth, and looks at the way the system has failed so many Americans. “It’s not your fault,” emerges as the theme from Alissa’s eye-opening research and reporting.

Today’s show begins with a monologue from Douglas on how the dynamics of cult thinking might help us understand the seemingly irrational commitment to Trump by his supporters. A full transcript of the essay that inspired this talk can be found on Rushkoff’s Medium page. 

 If you enjoy this episode, you might also like our very first episode with debt resisters Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey.

 Also mentioned in today’s show was Episode 93 guest Palak Shah whose work at the National Domestic Workers Alliance resonates with the many of the topics discussed in this episode.

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog courtesy of Dischord records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/.You also heard a sampled loop from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius and closing the show is a track from Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man LP.

 

Go to TeamHuman.fm/support to support the show. You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.

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Ep. 100 Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) Live at Civic Hall Ep. 100 Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton (DJ Rupture) Live at Civic Hall Wed, 29 Aug 2018 07:15:50 GMT 1:51:42 5b863b6b180644354b0d0c33 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-100-molly-crabapple-and-jace-clayton full 3 100 Team Human celebrates its 100th episode with this special “double feature,” recorded live before an audience at Civic Hall in Manhattan. 

Joining Douglas on the stage is writer, artist, and journalist Molly Crabapple. With just “compressed ash and wood pulp,” Molly brings to life images of injustice and makes visible that which is too often rendered invisible. Her paintings from Guantanamo, Istanbul, Syria, Puerto Rico, and recently immigration detention centers in Texas bear witness to the struggle of humans suffering under the oppression of empire. Molly explains how being an artist has afforded her unique access to these places otherwise closed off to cameras and reporters. “The best thing about being an artist who is a reporter is that you are constantly underestimated,” Molly explains. Molly and Douglas discuss both the subversive and connecting power of art in this thought-provoking Team Human conversation. 

Molly’s latest book is Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War

a collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Molly also is the author of Drawing Blood.

In part two of today’s show, Douglas welcomes Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture to the stage. Like Molly, Jace’s art has taken him across the globe, giving him a unique perspective on the powerful contribution of musicians to the living archive of history. Clayton looks at both the affordances of digital technology to spread music far and wide, while also critiquing those colonizing forces of globalized music that serve to flatten creative expression. In a chapter (excerpt) of his recent book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture, Jace offers a twisting narrative on the use of the ubiquitous pitch correction software Auto-Tune. It’s a story that not only reveals the embedded biases in technology, but poses both a media metaphor and question that Team Human must face in a digital society; “What is an individual voice nowadays when we are amplified and scattered digitally? We are obliterated. We too are products being traded.”


Learn more about Jace and Molly’s work at their websites. 

http://www.jaceclayton.com/  

https://mollycrabapple.com/

This show features music from Jace Clayton DJ /rupture. You can stream or download over 8 hours of his music here: http://www.negrophonic.com/dj-rupture-mixes-free-download//

His Sufi plugins are available here: http://www.beyond-digital.org/sufiplugins/

Our live audience enjoyed the following video media:

 On Money Bail: https://mollycrabapple.com/animation/

Molly’s Sketches from the trial of Jumaane Williams: https://mollycrabapple.com/drawings-from-the-trial-of-jumaane-williams/

Vanity Fair Feature Inside Aleppo: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/07/inside-aleppo-syria

This episode of Team Human was produced in collaboration with Civic Hall thanks to Micah Sifry (featured guest on TH Episode 36) and Savanna Badalich. 

Thanks to Luke Robert Mason for recording the show, Josh Chapdelaine for coordinating the event. You can support this show by becoming a subscriber via Drip and/or Patreon. Visit teamhuman.fm/support to sign up. 

Thanks as always to Dischord Records for allowing us the use of a sample of Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog in the intro and to Mike Watt and R.U.Sirius.

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Team Human celebrates its 100th episode with this special “double feature,” recorded live before an audience at Civic Hall in Manhattan. 

Joining Douglas on the stage is writer, artist, and journalist Molly Crabapple. With just “compressed ash and wood pulp,” Molly brings to life images of injustice and makes visible that which is too often rendered invisible. Her paintings from Guantanamo, Istanbul, Syria, Puerto Rico, and recently immigration detention centers in Texas bear witness to the struggle of humans suffering under the oppression of empire. Molly explains how being an artist has afforded her unique access to these places otherwise closed off to cameras and reporters. “The best thing about being an artist who is a reporter is that you are constantly underestimated,” Molly explains. Molly and Douglas discuss both the subversive and connecting power of art in this thought-provoking Team Human conversation. 

Molly’s latest book is Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War

a collaboration with Marwan Hisham. Molly also is the author of Drawing Blood.

In part two of today’s show, Douglas welcomes Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture to the stage. Like Molly, Jace’s art has taken him across the globe, giving him a unique perspective on the powerful contribution of musicians to the living archive of history. Clayton looks at both the affordances of digital technology to spread music far and wide, while also critiquing those colonizing forces of globalized music that serve to flatten creative expression. In a chapter (excerpt) of his recent book, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture, Jace offers a twisting narrative on the use of the ubiquitous pitch correction software Auto-Tune. It’s a story that not only reveals the embedded biases in technology, but poses both a media metaphor and question that Team Human must face in a digital society; “What is an individual voice nowadays when we are amplified and scattered digitally? We are obliterated. We too are products being traded.”


Learn more about Jace and Molly’s work at their websites. 

http://www.jaceclayton.com/  

https://mollycrabapple.com/

This show features music from Jace Clayton DJ /rupture. You can stream or download over 8 hours of his music here: http://www.negrophonic.com/dj-rupture-mixes-free-download//

His Sufi plugins are available here: http://www.beyond-digital.org/sufiplugins/

Our live audience enjoyed the following video media:

 On Money Bail: https://mollycrabapple.com/animation/

Molly’s Sketches from the trial of Jumaane Williams: https://mollycrabapple.com/drawings-from-the-trial-of-jumaane-williams/

Vanity Fair Feature Inside Aleppo: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2015/07/inside-aleppo-syria

This episode of Team Human was produced in collaboration with Civic Hall thanks to Micah Sifry (featured guest on TH Episode 36) and Savanna Badalich. 

Thanks to Luke Robert Mason for recording the show, Josh Chapdelaine for coordinating the event. You can support this show by becoming a subscriber via Drip and/or Patreon. Visit teamhuman.fm/support to sign up. 

Thanks as always to Dischord Records for allowing us the use of a sample of Fugazi’s Foreman’s Dog in the intro and to Mike Watt and R.U.Sirius.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 99 Eliott Edge: Finding the Other "Others"]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2018 11:22:14 GMT 1:05:59 5b7d46415a91204c4457c515 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-99-eliott-edge full 3 99 How might altered states of consciousness deepen our empathy, imagination, and lead us find the other others? Writer, thinker, and explorer of consciousness, Eliott Edge looks at the ways in which virtual reality and psychedelics can create new frames of reference and enhance our connection to each other and the planet. In his latest book, 3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape , Eliott engages with the ethical and existential questions of reality as a simulation. "If reality is a simulation, then we were born into this 'video game' to participate." It's a conversation on the future of media literacy how it must evolve to include "virtual reality literacy."


Douglas opens today's show with an open letter and offer of service to Google. In wake of the recent news that Google employees refused to build censored search for China, what better opportunity to reevaluate its total mission and practice? Why not bring Team Human on board for guidance?


More on Eliott:


Eliott Edge is a multidisciplinary artist, international speaker, and author of ‘3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape.’ He’s written for Medium, Disinformation, and Reality Sandwich. He is on the Advisory Board of the existential risk think tank The Lifeboat Foundation, and a member of the psychoanalytic society Das Unbehagen. Edge is also the founder of Educating Earth, a free education resource hub, and recently began promoting psychedelic activism as a patient and human rights issue. His acclaimed book is now available on Amazon, of which Douglas Rushkoff said "Terence McKenna would have loved Eliott Edge and his plan for escape." 

Find him @OddEdges and support Eliott at Patreon.com/OddEdges

Today's show references Episode 15 "Find the Others" which features psychedelics researcher and medical doctor Julie Holland.

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” courtesy of Dischord Records. You also heard a clip from Episode 67 guest, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's Throbbing Gristle. Closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Become a supporter of Team Human this month and get a free copy of Rushkoff's forthcoming book, Team Human. Go to https://teamhuman.fm/support

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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How might altered states of consciousness deepen our empathy, imagination, and lead us find the other others? Writer, thinker, and explorer of consciousness, Eliott Edge looks at the ways in which virtual reality and psychedelics can create new frames of reference and enhance our connection to each other and the planet. In his latest book, 3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape , Eliott engages with the ethical and existential questions of reality as a simulation. "If reality is a simulation, then we were born into this 'video game' to participate." It's a conversation on the future of media literacy how it must evolve to include "virtual reality literacy."


Douglas opens today's show with an open letter and offer of service to Google. In wake of the recent news that Google employees refused to build censored search for China, what better opportunity to reevaluate its total mission and practice? Why not bring Team Human on board for guidance?


More on Eliott:


Eliott Edge is a multidisciplinary artist, international speaker, and author of ‘3 Essays on Virtual Reality: Overlords, Civilization, and Escape.’ He’s written for Medium, Disinformation, and Reality Sandwich. He is on the Advisory Board of the existential risk think tank The Lifeboat Foundation, and a member of the psychoanalytic society Das Unbehagen. Edge is also the founder of Educating Earth, a free education resource hub, and recently began promoting psychedelic activism as a patient and human rights issue. His acclaimed book is now available on Amazon, of which Douglas Rushkoff said "Terence McKenna would have loved Eliott Edge and his plan for escape." 

Find him @OddEdges and support Eliott at Patreon.com/OddEdges

Today's show references Episode 15 "Find the Others" which features psychedelics researcher and medical doctor Julie Holland.

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” courtesy of Dischord Records. You also heard a clip from Episode 67 guest, Genesis Breyer P-Orridge's Throbbing Gristle. Closing music is thanks to Mike Watt.

Become a supporter of Team Human this month and get a free copy of Rushkoff's forthcoming book, Team Human. Go to https://teamhuman.fm/support

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 98 Chris Dancy "I Put Myself In Airplane Mode"]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 10:46:45 GMT 1:09:23 5b73f5edc0712b3706ac8b37 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-98-chris-dancy-i-put-myself-in-airplane-mode full 3 98 Playing for Team Human today, “The Most Connected Man on Earth," author of Don’t Unplug: How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours, Chris Dancy.

Dancy has “pushed through” personal surveillance technology and has come back to teach us the lessons he has learned from years of intense firsthand engagement as a “mindful cyborg.”

In this episode, perhaps the most candid and open conversation on Team Human to date, Dancy shares his personal story. He explains how technology saved his life, not by shielding him from nature and the body, but by amplifying the natural cycles with which he had lost touch.

And while Chris’s journey offers both hope and wisdom, we also learn why sometimes you just need to place yourself in “Airplane Mode.”

Learn more about Chris at http://www.chrisdancy.com/

In this episode, Dancy and Rushkoff mention inspiration from Team Human Episode 58 guest Amber Case, author of Calm Technology.

Douglas opens with a monologue on the power of true interactivity and feedback. 

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s "Foreman’s Dog" courtesy of Dischord Records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/.You also heard a sampled loop from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius and a Team Human original in the outro credits by Stephen Bartolomei.

A special thank you to Luke Robert Mason for recording this interview on location at Civic Hall and taking the photographs featured with this episode.

Slider photo via http://www.chrisdancy.com/television/


Support Team Human this month on Drip or Patreon and get the Team Human Book FREE. Details at Teamhuman.fm

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today, “The Most Connected Man on Earth," author of Don’t Unplug: How Technology Saved My Life and Can Save Yours, Chris Dancy.

Dancy has “pushed through” personal surveillance technology and has come back to teach us the lessons he has learned from years of intense firsthand engagement as a “mindful cyborg.”

In this episode, perhaps the most candid and open conversation on Team Human to date, Dancy shares his personal story. He explains how technology saved his life, not by shielding him from nature and the body, but by amplifying the natural cycles with which he had lost touch.

And while Chris’s journey offers both hope and wisdom, we also learn why sometimes you just need to place yourself in “Airplane Mode.”

Learn more about Chris at http://www.chrisdancy.com/

In this episode, Dancy and Rushkoff mention inspiration from Team Human Episode 58 guest Amber Case, author of Calm Technology.

Douglas opens with a monologue on the power of true interactivity and feedback. 

This show features intro music sampled from Fugazi’s "Foreman’s Dog" courtesy of Dischord Records. Musical interludes include new, unreleased music from Herkimer Diamonds courtesy of Majestic Litter: https://majesticlitter.bandcamp.com/.You also heard a sampled loop from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius and a Team Human original in the outro credits by Stephen Bartolomei.

A special thank you to Luke Robert Mason for recording this interview on location at Civic Hall and taking the photographs featured with this episode.

Slider photo via http://www.chrisdancy.com/television/


Support Team Human this month on Drip or Patreon and get the Team Human Book FREE. Details at Teamhuman.fm

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Special Announcement! Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton August 16th at Civic Hall Special Announcement! Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton August 16th at Civic Hall Thu, 09 Aug 2018 18:58:46 GMT 1:51 5b6c8d0d8c4791466be61b7a no Team Human will be taping a live show with special guests Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton. trailer Special Announcement and Invitation! Free Show. Limited Tickets Remain.


Details and Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jace-clayton-and-molly-crabapple-with-douglas-rushkoff-team-human-live-tickets-48339958116?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button


Next Thursday, August 16th, Douglas will be joined live on stage at Civic hall in New York City by two incredibly talented, powerful, and thoughtful human beings; artist, journalist, and author Molly Crabapple as well musician, artist and writer Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture.

Molly latest published work Brothers of the Gun is an illustrated collaboration with Syrian War journalist Marwan Hisham. 

Jace Clayton, whose work as DJ Rupture has received international acclaim, is the author of Uproot Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture.

It’s sure to be an inspiring evening of conversation and audience Q&A with these boundary pushing artists.

Visit teamhuman.fm and click on live events for a link to the show. All are welcome to this live podcast recording. Team Human supporters on Drip and Patreon have access to reserved free seats. Join our support team for early access to shows like this, signed books, trading cards, totes bags and more. 

Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton, live at Civic Hall August 16th 2018.

Thanks for being on Team Human!

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Special Announcement and Invitation! Free Show. Limited Tickets Remain.


Details and Tickets:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jace-clayton-and-molly-crabapple-with-douglas-rushkoff-team-human-live-tickets-48339958116?utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=new_event_email&utm_term=viewmyevent_button


Next Thursday, August 16th, Douglas will be joined live on stage at Civic hall in New York City by two incredibly talented, powerful, and thoughtful human beings; artist, journalist, and author Molly Crabapple as well musician, artist and writer Jace Clayton, aka DJ /rupture.

Molly latest published work Brothers of the Gun is an illustrated collaboration with Syrian War journalist Marwan Hisham. 

Jace Clayton, whose work as DJ Rupture has received international acclaim, is the author of Uproot Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture.

It’s sure to be an inspiring evening of conversation and audience Q&A with these boundary pushing artists.

Visit teamhuman.fm and click on live events for a link to the show. All are welcome to this live podcast recording. Team Human supporters on Drip and Patreon have access to reserved free seats. Join our support team for early access to shows like this, signed books, trading cards, totes bags and more. 

Team Human Live w/ Molly Crabapple and Jace Clayton, live at Civic Hall August 16th 2018.

Thanks for being on Team Human!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 97 Parker Posey "It's the Screens That Got Small."]]> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 05:07:02 GMT 58:02 5b6a726b1b83d035444ca733 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-97-parker-posey-live Parker Posey steps outside of the shrunken screen to find magic in the unscripted and the unknown. full 3 97 Playing for Team Human today, actress, movie star, visionary of the human-centered future, and — perhaps most importantly - Gracie the Wonderdog’s human partner, Parker Posey.

Parker will be sharing what it’s like to play a supposedly evil character like Doctor Smith on the Netflix series Lost in Space, as well as some of the experiences, insight, and love of life that went into her definitively fabulous new book - You’re On An Airplane.

Today’s show comes to you, ALIVE, from the headquarters of the inspiring charity Gods Love We Deliver in the otherwise too-expensive-for-actual-human-residents island of Manhattan in New York City.

Team Human Patrons and Drip Supporters enjoyed reserved, early access tickets via Drip and Patreon. Go to TeamHuman.fm/support to support the show. There you’ll also find many member exclusives, including a limited time offer for Rushkoff’s forthcoming book, Team Human.

Please review us on iTunes or on your favorite podcast player.

Our intro music comes thanks to Discord Records and Fugazi. Mid way through the show you heard a sample from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius. This show ends with music from the mighty Mike Watt.

A special thanks to producers Luke Robert Mason and Josh Chapdelaine who ran the controls and made this show possible.

Our Team Human trading cards are thanks to Bobby Campbell. Find the archive of his work at teamhuman.fm/trading-cards.

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Playing for Team Human today, actress, movie star, visionary of the human-centered future, and — perhaps most importantly - Gracie the Wonderdog’s human partner, Parker Posey.

Parker will be sharing what it’s like to play a supposedly evil character like Doctor Smith on the Netflix series Lost in Space, as well as some of the experiences, insight, and love of life that went into her definitively fabulous new book - You’re On An Airplane.

Today’s show comes to you, ALIVE, from the headquarters of the inspiring charity Gods Love We Deliver in the otherwise too-expensive-for-actual-human-residents island of Manhattan in New York City.

Team Human Patrons and Drip Supporters enjoyed reserved, early access tickets via Drip and Patreon. Go to TeamHuman.fm/support to support the show. There you’ll also find many member exclusives, including a limited time offer for Rushkoff’s forthcoming book, Team Human.

Please review us on iTunes or on your favorite podcast player.

Our intro music comes thanks to Discord Records and Fugazi. Mid way through the show you heard a sample from Episode 31 guest and Mondo 2000 creator, R.U. Sirius. This show ends with music from the mighty Mike Watt.

A special thanks to producers Luke Robert Mason and Josh Chapdelaine who ran the controls and made this show possible.

Our Team Human trading cards are thanks to Bobby Campbell. Find the archive of his work at teamhuman.fm/trading-cards.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 96 Bo Burnham "The Movie of Your Own Life Does Not Suck"]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 09:48:52 GMT 1:09:20 5b606f664c43ac1347a3f13f yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-96-bo-burnham Bo Burnham looks at the ways social media has reshaped our concept of self as well as our relationships with others. His new movie Eighth Grade is out this week. full 3 96 Playing for Team Human today is YouTube phenomenon, Netflix comedian, and writer and director of the movie Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham. Bo and Douglas consider the other, positive side of social media — how it still gives young people a way to test and share social strategies and express themselves. 

A conversation with many inspired tangents, Douglas and Bo also look at the ways social media pressures us to live our lives like a performance in a movie, the tragedy of becoming trapped in metanarratives, and how to get ahead of a self-satirizing internet. 

Today’s conversation references Douglas’s Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool

Clips from Bo Burnham’s Netflix show Make Happy, also appear in this episode. See the official trailer for Eighth Grade here.

This week’s show features intro and outro music courtesy of Discord Records and Fugazi. At the top of the interview, you heard a sample from episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius

You can now support Team Human on Drip. Become a supporter of Team Human on Kickstarter's Drip for only $5 a month to receive access to our community forums, live events, and a signed copy of Douglas Rushkoff's Team Human in January 2019!

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is YouTube phenomenon, Netflix comedian, and writer and director of the movie Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham. Bo and Douglas consider the other, positive side of social media — how it still gives young people a way to test and share social strategies and express themselves. 

A conversation with many inspired tangents, Douglas and Bo also look at the ways social media pressures us to live our lives like a performance in a movie, the tragedy of becoming trapped in metanarratives, and how to get ahead of a self-satirizing internet. 

Today’s conversation references Douglas’s Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool

Clips from Bo Burnham’s Netflix show Make Happy, also appear in this episode. See the official trailer for Eighth Grade here.

This week’s show features intro and outro music courtesy of Discord Records and Fugazi. At the top of the interview, you heard a sample from episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius

You can now support Team Human on Drip. Become a supporter of Team Human on Kickstarter's Drip for only $5 a month to receive access to our community forums, live events, and a signed copy of Douglas Rushkoff's Team Human in January 2019!

And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Ep. 95 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 2: Rupert Sheldrake Ep. 95 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 2: Rupert Sheldrake Wed, 25 Jul 2018 08:34:17 GMT 1:14:40 5b582e8daa14024e47682454 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-95-rupert-sheldrake Are human beings more than the sum of our quantifiable parts? full 2 95 In July 2018, Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.

Presented here in Episode 95 is Part Two of this live event featuring Douglas in conversation with Rupert Sheldrake, followed by a group conversation and audience question and answer session. If you missed part one with Pat Cadigan, find it here.

Douglas and Rupert discuss science, materialism, spiritualism, and how we might break free from the machine metaphor that programs so many of our assumptions about human consciousness. In a unique impromptu treat, Rupert's wife Jill Purce joins the stage to demonstrate the power of resonance.

Patrons and supporters not only got into this show for free, but have access to the complete, uncut audio on our members' blog at www.patreon.com/teamhuman

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and From 2005 to 2010 was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, Cambridge.

Rupert's latest book is Science and Spiritual Practices

This show features a clip from Rupert's banned TedX talk. Find out more here: https://www.sheldrake.org/reactions/tedx-whitechapel-the-banned-talk

An extra special thanks to Luke Robert Mason for producing and recording this live event. 

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In July 2018, Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu’s Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.

Presented here in Episode 95 is Part Two of this live event featuring Douglas in conversation with Rupert Sheldrake, followed by a group conversation and audience question and answer session. If you missed part one with Pat Cadigan, find it here.

Douglas and Rupert discuss science, materialism, spiritualism, and how we might break free from the machine metaphor that programs so many of our assumptions about human consciousness. In a unique impromptu treat, Rupert's wife Jill Purce joins the stage to demonstrate the power of resonance.

Patrons and supporters not only got into this show for free, but have access to the complete, uncut audio on our members' blog at www.patreon.com/teamhuman

Rupert Sheldrake is a biologist and author best known for his hypothesis of morphic resonance. At Cambridge University he worked in developmental biology as a Fellow of Clare College. He was Principal Plant Physiologist at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics and From 2005 to 2010 was Director of the Perrott-Warrick project, Cambridge.

Rupert's latest book is Science and Spiritual Practices

This show features a clip from Rupert's banned TedX talk. Find out more here: https://www.sheldrake.org/reactions/tedx-whitechapel-the-banned-talk

An extra special thanks to Luke Robert Mason for producing and recording this live event. 

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Ep. 94 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 1: Pat Cadigan Ep. 94 Team Human w/ Virtual Futures Live in London Part 1: Pat Cadigan Wed, 18 Jul 2018 05:49:01 GMT 1:00:36 5b4ed454e06f5c886731b637 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-94-w-virtual-futures-live-in-london-part-1-pat full 2 94 On July 9th 2018 Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu's Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.

Presented here is Part One of the program, featuring Douglas in conversation with Pat Cadigan. Pat and Douglas take a winding path through topics including virtual reality, identity, and telling the future. Inspired by Pat's vivid and clairvoyant imagination Rushkoff asks his audience to use the term "future" as a verb, exclaiming, "We can future together!"

Opening the show, Rushkoff digs deeper into his recent, now viral essay, "Survival of the Richest." Rather than succumb to the notion that the future is something we must insulate ourselves from, what if we both imagined and committed to building a future that amplifies connection and mutual aid?

Pat Cadigan is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice-winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, one-time winner of the Hugo Award. Recovering American living in North London with her husband, the Original Chris Fowler, and their cats, Gentleman Jynx and the Angel Castiel.

Learn more about Pat at https://patcadigan.wordpress.com/ 

Patrons have immediate access to the complete, uninterrupted show with Pat, Rupert, and an audience Q&A.

Visit https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to support the show.

A special thanks to Luke Robert Mason for producing this live event. The music you hear is thanks to Dischord Records and FugaziR.U.Sirius, and Mike Watt.

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On July 9th 2018 Team Human partnered with Virtual Futures for an evening of connection and conversation at JuJu's Bar and Stage in London. Joining Douglas on stage, science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer Pat Cadigan followed by biologist, author, and TED outlaw Rupert Sheldrake.

Presented here is Part One of the program, featuring Douglas in conversation with Pat Cadigan. Pat and Douglas take a winding path through topics including virtual reality, identity, and telling the future. Inspired by Pat's vivid and clairvoyant imagination Rushkoff asks his audience to use the term "future" as a verb, exclaiming, "We can future together!"

Opening the show, Rushkoff digs deeper into his recent, now viral essay, "Survival of the Richest." Rather than succumb to the notion that the future is something we must insulate ourselves from, what if we both imagined and committed to building a future that amplifies connection and mutual aid?

Pat Cadigan is a science fiction, fantasy, and horror writer, three-time winner of the Locus Award, twice-winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, one-time winner of the Hugo Award. Recovering American living in North London with her husband, the Original Chris Fowler, and their cats, Gentleman Jynx and the Angel Castiel.

Learn more about Pat at https://patcadigan.wordpress.com/ 

Patrons have immediate access to the complete, uninterrupted show with Pat, Rupert, and an audience Q&A.

Visit https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to support the show.

A special thanks to Luke Robert Mason for producing this live event. The music you hear is thanks to Dischord Records and FugaziR.U.Sirius, and Mike Watt.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 93 Palak Shah "Who's Gonna Care?"]]> Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:23:08 GMT 1:03:45 5b45b0b21d6c0a2d771d5794 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-93-palak-shah How will we care for our caregivers? Palak Shah of the National Domestic Workers Alliance explains how the work of caring for others brings us face to face with the deepest things that make us human. full 2 93

Playing for Team Human today is Palak Shah, Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Palak will be enlightening us about America’s hidden labor force, the value they create, and how we can support her efforts to give them the voice and dignity they deserve. 


While domestic work has long been viewed as something less than “real work,” Palak explains how this invisible labor is actually the backbone of both our society and the economy. Together, Palak and Douglas look at how our perceptions of domestic work are so deeply influenced by biases of gender, race, and class. Shah also looks at how the legacy of slavery and decades of immigration policy continue to influence domestic work in today's economy. As the economy goes digital and the labor force increasingly moves online to platforms and apps, Shah and the NDWA are working to shape the way technology and the on-demand economy intersects with care work. It’s a conversation that brings us back to fundamental Team Human questions – Who is going to care for our children, our sick, and our elderly? Who's going to care for our caregivers?


In this episode, Palak mentions a specific innovation for “portable benefits” called Alia. This week Alia is featured in Wired magazine. Read about it here: How an App Could Give Some Workers a Safety Net


Also mentioned is the Fair Care Pledge and the Good Work Code


This episode features a recording of Palak Shah’s speech before a live audience at the 2015 Persona Democracy Forum. Visit the PDF website for details and the complete presentation.


Rushkoff opens the show with a monologue about the recent Facebook campaign to restore its image as a friend and partner in building a safe space on the internet. On the “big scary internet,” who are our true friends?


Today’s show start and ends with music thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. Also featured are originals by Josh Sitron and the Team Human Band and Episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is Palak Shah, Social Innovations Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA). Palak will be enlightening us about America’s hidden labor force, the value they create, and how we can support her efforts to give them the voice and dignity they deserve. 


While domestic work has long been viewed as something less than “real work,” Palak explains how this invisible labor is actually the backbone of both our society and the economy. Together, Palak and Douglas look at how our perceptions of domestic work are so deeply influenced by biases of gender, race, and class. Shah also looks at how the legacy of slavery and decades of immigration policy continue to influence domestic work in today's economy. As the economy goes digital and the labor force increasingly moves online to platforms and apps, Shah and the NDWA are working to shape the way technology and the on-demand economy intersects with care work. It’s a conversation that brings us back to fundamental Team Human questions – Who is going to care for our children, our sick, and our elderly? Who's going to care for our caregivers?


In this episode, Palak mentions a specific innovation for “portable benefits” called Alia. This week Alia is featured in Wired magazine. Read about it here: How an App Could Give Some Workers a Safety Net


Also mentioned is the Fair Care Pledge and the Good Work Code


This episode features a recording of Palak Shah’s speech before a live audience at the 2015 Persona Democracy Forum. Visit the PDF website for details and the complete presentation.


Rushkoff opens the show with a monologue about the recent Facebook campaign to restore its image as a friend and partner in building a safe space on the internet. On the “big scary internet,” who are our true friends?


Today’s show start and ends with music thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. Also featured are originals by Josh Sitron and the Team Human Band and Episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 92 Live at the Alchemist's Kitchen: Dr. Mark Filippi "Moon Over Matter"]]> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 04:03:41 GMT 1:08:05 5b32fb28b69bde895321742f yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-92-dr-mark-filippi full Note: For the full, uninterrupted conversation plus audience Q&A, please consider becoming a patron and subscriber at Patreon.com/teamhuman where the entire 90 minute conversation is available now.

Recorded live on June 21st at the Alchemist's Kitchen NYC in collaboration with Evolver, this evening of conversation focuses on the non-generic quality of time, the way each week of the lunar cycle favors a particular neurotransmitter, and how to leverage this knowledge for better productivity, emotional stability, and social harmony. Rushkoff opens the show offering a new perspective on his ever more relevant Present Shock manifesto.

Joining Douglas on stage and playing for Team Human is Dr. Mark Filippi. Mark has practiced behavioral chiropractic therapy for the last 25 years, and worked as a frequently published clinical researcher and post-graduate instructor. His research has contributed significant new findings to the fields of somatics, memetics, and nonlinear dynamics. Most famous for identifying “the four domains” or human perspectives on the world, Filippi has dedicated himself to uncovering the biological roots of our collective social nervous system. In his practice, writings, and recordings, he helps people relieve their social stress, achieve coherence, and become better acquainted with their inner selves.

To learn more about Dr. Mark's work, visit http://www.somaspace.org/

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Note: For the full, uninterrupted conversation plus audience Q&A, please consider becoming a patron and subscriber at Patreon.com/teamhuman where the entire 90 minute conversation is available now.

Recorded live on June 21st at the Alchemist's Kitchen NYC in collaboration with Evolver, this evening of conversation focuses on the non-generic quality of time, the way each week of the lunar cycle favors a particular neurotransmitter, and how to leverage this knowledge for better productivity, emotional stability, and social harmony. Rushkoff opens the show offering a new perspective on his ever more relevant Present Shock manifesto.

Joining Douglas on stage and playing for Team Human is Dr. Mark Filippi. Mark has practiced behavioral chiropractic therapy for the last 25 years, and worked as a frequently published clinical researcher and post-graduate instructor. His research has contributed significant new findings to the fields of somatics, memetics, and nonlinear dynamics. Most famous for identifying “the four domains” or human perspectives on the world, Filippi has dedicated himself to uncovering the biological roots of our collective social nervous system. In his practice, writings, and recordings, he helps people relieve their social stress, achieve coherence, and become better acquainted with their inner selves.

To learn more about Dr. Mark's work, visit http://www.somaspace.org/

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 91 Adah Parris "The Art of Conversation"]]> Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:44:44 GMT 49:25 5b2a3e2c2faafa3c20b68a28 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-91-adah-parris-the-art-of-conversation Adah Parris on reorienting ourselves toward a future that magnifies the joy of human connection. full Playing for Team Human today Adah Parris. Adah is here to help reorient us to ourselves and steer us to a better, more human future. Adah wears many hats. She is a tech Futurist, a transformation coach, storyteller, public speaker, consultant, and artist. Comfortable in such diverse roles, Adah brings a unique perspective to the team, having influenced both individuals and corporations to adopt a more connection-centered ethos.

 

In this candid and open conversation with Douglas, Adah brings her empathy, insight, and creativity to the table. She reminds us of the power of putting down our smartphones, looking into one another’s eyes, and engaging in the “Art of Conversation.”


Visit https://www.adahparris.com/ to learn more about Adah's philosophy and work.

 

Douglas opens the show with a monologue that unmasks the propaganda that is being made with the unfolding horror of immigrant detentions and family separations. As we witness the shocking images, the administration’s intentions to prime the public for inhumanity are becoming all too clear. Perhaps sound, not pictures, are the key to it’s undoing.

 

Today’s show start and ends with music thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. Also featured are originals by Josh Sitron and the Team Human Band, Stephen Bartolomei, and Episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius.

 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.


Team Human hosts it's first live show in NYC at the Alchemist's Kitchen this week, Thursday June 21st. Details Here!

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Playing for Team Human today Adah Parris. Adah is here to help reorient us to ourselves and steer us to a better, more human future. Adah wears many hats. She is a tech Futurist, a transformation coach, storyteller, public speaker, consultant, and artist. Comfortable in such diverse roles, Adah brings a unique perspective to the team, having influenced both individuals and corporations to adopt a more connection-centered ethos.

 

In this candid and open conversation with Douglas, Adah brings her empathy, insight, and creativity to the table. She reminds us of the power of putting down our smartphones, looking into one another’s eyes, and engaging in the “Art of Conversation.”


Visit https://www.adahparris.com/ to learn more about Adah's philosophy and work.

 

Douglas opens the show with a monologue that unmasks the propaganda that is being made with the unfolding horror of immigrant detentions and family separations. As we witness the shocking images, the administration’s intentions to prime the public for inhumanity are becoming all too clear. Perhaps sound, not pictures, are the key to it’s undoing.

 

Today’s show start and ends with music thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. Also featured are originals by Josh Sitron and the Team Human Band, Stephen Bartolomei, and Episode 31 guest, R.U. Sirius.

 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.


Team Human hosts it's first live show in NYC at the Alchemist's Kitchen this week, Thursday June 21st. Details Here!

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Ep. 90 Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff “Humane Tech or Capitalism Rebranded?” Ep. 90 Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff “Humane Tech or Capitalism Rebranded?” Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:45:25 GMT 1:06:18 5b211ff5e018fcf645ce92c6 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-90-moira-weigel-and-ben-tarnoff full 2 90 Playing for Team Human today, recorded live on the floor at the Personal Democracy Forum 2018, are Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff. Moira and Ben will be showing us how the tech industry’s promise to build less harmful products and programs is just capitalism’s way of proving that love means never having to say, “I’m sorry.”

Moira and Ben co-wrote the brilliant feature article in the Guardian, Why Silicon Valley Can’t Fix Itself

Just last week, Ben’s exposé and interview with an anonymous worker/organizer at Google revealed the internal fight led by workers against Google’s contracting with the Pentagon on Project Maven, a weaponized use of Google’s AI and cloud computing technology. The interview, published June 6th, can be found at Jacobin magazine: Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon 

Ben’s articles in the Guardian and Jacobin have been disrupting tech industry gospel for the past decade. He is also the author of The Bohemians.

Moira Weigel is a postdoc at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her recent book Labor of Love; The Invention of Dating looks at the commodification of courtship under consumer capitalism. 

Moira and Ben are editors of Logic, a print and digital magazine which features thought provoking journalism on technology. Like Team Human, Logic strives to host a “better conversation” about technology… learn more and subscribe here: https://logicmag.io/

Douglas opens the show with a monologue unpacking the bizarre news of the past week; G7, trade wars, and North Korea.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records, R.U. Sirius’s President Mussolini Makes the Planes Run On Time, and a Team Human original by Stephen Bartolomei. 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today, recorded live on the floor at the Personal Democracy Forum 2018, are Moira Weigel and Ben Tarnoff. Moira and Ben will be showing us how the tech industry’s promise to build less harmful products and programs is just capitalism’s way of proving that love means never having to say, “I’m sorry.”

Moira and Ben co-wrote the brilliant feature article in the Guardian, Why Silicon Valley Can’t Fix Itself

Just last week, Ben’s exposé and interview with an anonymous worker/organizer at Google revealed the internal fight led by workers against Google’s contracting with the Pentagon on Project Maven, a weaponized use of Google’s AI and cloud computing technology. The interview, published June 6th, can be found at Jacobin magazine: Tech Workers Versus the Pentagon 

Ben’s articles in the Guardian and Jacobin have been disrupting tech industry gospel for the past decade. He is also the author of The Bohemians.

Moira Weigel is a postdoc at the Harvard Society of Fellows. Her recent book Labor of Love; The Invention of Dating looks at the commodification of courtship under consumer capitalism. 

Moira and Ben are editors of Logic, a print and digital magazine which features thought provoking journalism on technology. Like Team Human, Logic strives to host a “better conversation” about technology… learn more and subscribe here: https://logicmag.io/

Douglas opens the show with a monologue unpacking the bizarre news of the past week; G7, trade wars, and North Korea.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records, R.U. Sirius’s President Mussolini Makes the Planes Run On Time, and a Team Human original by Stephen Bartolomei. 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 89 George Monbiot "Beyond Salvation and Disaster"]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:19:42 GMT 1:07:46 5b17df6eb3ae913450c0a2b7 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-89-george-monbiot-beyond-salvation-and-disaster Author, activist and journalist George Monbiot on why the myth of humans as self-interested actors need to be abolished and replaced with a new story. full 2 89 Playing for Team Human today is activist, Guardian columnist, and author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, George Monbiot.

Monbiot and Rushkoff discuss the abysmal failure of neoliberalism, a narrative that figures humans as self-interested, competitive, and greedy creatures. Monbiot offers compelling evidence, both from his own on the ground experience reporting on people’s movements in Indonesia and Brazil, as well as recent findings in neuroscience and anthropology that break the neoliberal myth. But it’s not enough to merely break a myth with facts and figures. Monbiot argues that we must offer a new, engaging story. Can we harness our “narrative instinct,” to amplify participation in a politics centered on belonging, community, and restoring power back into the hands of team human?

Rushkoff opens thinking about the medium of podcasting itself. Is the podcasting landscape in danger of being overrun by cookie-cutter, corporate funded content factories? Is there still room for the quirky DIY show? 

The first NYC Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st with special guest Mark Filippi. Limited tickets are available, Free to Patrons. Get your tickets here or check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details. We’ll also be live in London on July 9th with guests Pat Cadigan and Rupert Sheldrake.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard “Walkabout” by Throbbing Gristle. Check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Also mentioned in this show was the work of Episode 81 guest Jeremy Lent.

 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is activist, Guardian columnist, and author of Out of the Wreckage: A New Politics for an Age of Crisis, George Monbiot.

Monbiot and Rushkoff discuss the abysmal failure of neoliberalism, a narrative that figures humans as self-interested, competitive, and greedy creatures. Monbiot offers compelling evidence, both from his own on the ground experience reporting on people’s movements in Indonesia and Brazil, as well as recent findings in neuroscience and anthropology that break the neoliberal myth. But it’s not enough to merely break a myth with facts and figures. Monbiot argues that we must offer a new, engaging story. Can we harness our “narrative instinct,” to amplify participation in a politics centered on belonging, community, and restoring power back into the hands of team human?

Rushkoff opens thinking about the medium of podcasting itself. Is the podcasting landscape in danger of being overrun by cookie-cutter, corporate funded content factories? Is there still room for the quirky DIY show? 

The first NYC Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st with special guest Mark Filippi. Limited tickets are available, Free to Patrons. Get your tickets here or check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details. We’ll also be live in London on July 9th with guests Pat Cadigan and Rupert Sheldrake.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard “Walkabout” by Throbbing Gristle. Check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Also mentioned in this show was the work of Episode 81 guest Jeremy Lent.

 

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 88 Eli Pariser "The Ground Under Our Feet"]]> Wed, 30 May 2018 10:56:35 GMT 1:09:13 5b0e8151d3bc05df6502fe83 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-88-eli-pariser-the-ground-under-our-feet full 2 88 Playing for Team Human today is Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, former director of MoveOn.org and current chief executive of Upworthy.com.

Eli uses media to make what’s important popular, rather than the other way around. Upworthy.com is a story-driven website focused on magnifying meaningful conversations that encourage positive social change. On today’s episode, Eli and Douglas mine our reality tunnels, looking at how perspective shapes meaning and what strategies we might employ to ground democracy in greater consciousness and empathy. 

On the theme of reality, Douglas opens with the viral craze over the “Yanni/Laurel” audio clip. Can we really say that everything is just a matter how you hear it?

The first NYC Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st. Limited tickets are available, Free to Patrons. Get your tickets here or check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard "Dead on Arrival" by Throbbing Gristle. Check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link at teamhuman.fm for more trading cards!

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Playing for Team Human today is Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, former director of MoveOn.org and current chief executive of Upworthy.com.

Eli uses media to make what’s important popular, rather than the other way around. Upworthy.com is a story-driven website focused on magnifying meaningful conversations that encourage positive social change. On today’s episode, Eli and Douglas mine our reality tunnels, looking at how perspective shapes meaning and what strategies we might employ to ground democracy in greater consciousness and empathy. 

On the theme of reality, Douglas opens with the viral craze over the “Yanni/Laurel” audio clip. Can we really say that everything is just a matter how you hear it?

The first NYC Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st. Limited tickets are available, Free to Patrons. Get your tickets here or check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details.

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard "Dead on Arrival" by Throbbing Gristle. Check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link at teamhuman.fm for more trading cards!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 87 Jason Louv "A World of Gods and Monsters"]]> Wed, 23 May 2018 13:28:30 GMT 1:03:42 5b056bbd7729ff893870c91a no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-87-jason-louv-a-world-of-gods-and-monsters Occult scholar and wizard Jason Louv on magick, empire, and the alchemy of AI. full 2 87 Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv. 

Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of Empire digs deep into the untold and often ignored occult history of Western thinking and empire. On today’s show Jason and Douglas bridge the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern day alchemical thinking driving our technologies.

Visit this John Dee mini site for a unique preview of Louv’s latest book.  https://www.johndee007.com

And https://jasonlouv.com/ for more on Jason as well as links to his books, the Ultraculture blog, and his Magick School.

Rushkoff kicks off the show on the heels of a week of Blockchain events here in New York. What values are retrieved in blockchain thinking? And is blockchain the right tool to turn money into a verb instead of a noun? 

Correction: The first Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st. Links to tickets coming soon! Check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details.


On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard Psychic TV (Purchase here). If you enjoyed this episode check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Episode 66 with Occult Historian Mitch Horowitz. You also heard a sample from Episode 31 guest R.U. Sirius

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link in the header for more trading cards!

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Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv. 

Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of Empire digs deep into the untold and often ignored occult history of Western thinking and empire. On today’s show Jason and Douglas bridge the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern day alchemical thinking driving our technologies.

Visit this John Dee mini site for a unique preview of Louv’s latest book.  https://www.johndee007.com

And https://jasonlouv.com/ for more on Jason as well as links to his books, the Ultraculture blog, and his Magick School.

Rushkoff kicks off the show on the heels of a week of Blockchain events here in New York. What values are retrieved in blockchain thinking? And is blockchain the right tool to turn money into a verb instead of a noun? 

Correction: The first Team Human Live event at the Alchemist’s Kitchen is on Thursday, June 21st. Links to tickets coming soon! Check the homepage at Teamhuman.fm for details.


On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard Psychic TV (Purchase here). If you enjoyed this episode check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Episode 66 with Occult Historian Mitch Horowitz. You also heard a sample from Episode 31 guest R.U. Sirius

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link in the header for more trading cards!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 86 Juho Makkonen "Breaking the Unicorn Myth"]]> Wed, 16 May 2018 12:24:33 GMT 1:02:06 5afc224b2faeed8e04002af2 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-86-juho-makkonen Juho Makkonen breaks the mythology surrounding the sharing economy and building a sustainable business. full 2 86 Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe.

Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company Sharetribe creates tools for individuals and local communities to decentralize and ultimately democratize ownership of the sharing economy. In this conversation, Douglas and Juho discuss platform cooperatives and the slow patient work of building a business focused on sustainability rather than the “unicorn ambition” of growth and profit. 

Check out Sharetribe.com as well as this link to Juho's latest book https://theleanmarketplace.com/ .

Douglas opens the show with a monologue that questions the imposition of new mythologies as we make sense of social change. Is it time to dispense with mythology altogether?

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. In the intro you also heard Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man. Mid show you heard Josh Citron and the Team Human band playing “Growth Trap.”

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link in the header for more trading cards!

Stay tuned for tickets and announcements on our first Team Human live show in New York, June 21st at the Alchemist's Kitchen.

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Playing for Team Human today is Juho Makkonen, co-founder of Sharetribe.

Juho is working on a vision of the “sharing economy” where people share value with one another instead of seeing it get syphoned off by companies like Uber and Airbnb. His company Sharetribe creates tools for individuals and local communities to decentralize and ultimately democratize ownership of the sharing economy. In this conversation, Douglas and Juho discuss platform cooperatives and the slow patient work of building a business focused on sustainability rather than the “unicorn ambition” of growth and profit. 

Check out Sharetribe.com as well as this link to Juho's latest book https://theleanmarketplace.com/ .

Douglas opens the show with a monologue that questions the imposition of new mythologies as we make sense of social change. Is it time to dispense with mythology altogether?

On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. In the intro you also heard Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man. Mid show you heard Josh Citron and the Team Human band playing “Growth Trap.”

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit the link in the header for more trading cards!

Stay tuned for tickets and announcements on our first Team Human live show in New York, June 21st at the Alchemist's Kitchen.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 85 Molly Sauter "Stupid Smart Cities"]]> Wed, 09 May 2018 12:55:20 GMT 1:07:14 5af2ef43246ededc6449782b no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-85-molly-sauter full 2 85 Playing for Team Human today is technology and society researcher Molly Sauter. Molly will be helping us see how stupid some “smart city” visions really are. Molly and Douglas discuss the extractive, “mining ethos” of the tech investment swarm, and how this mentality does harm to communities from Silicon Valley to Toronto, Canada. Is your city the next VC Guinea pig in the technocratic experiment to grow cities and extract their value?

Check out Molly’s fantastic book on another type of “swarm”: The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Swarm-Hacktivism-Disobedience-Internet/dp/1623564565

Plus their most recent writing referenced on today’s show: 

Why is Anyone Listening to Tim O”Reilly? 

And Google’s Guinea-Pig City 

Support Molly’s work at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oddletters

Douglas opens the show with a monologue on the perils of futurist thinking and its inherent linear conception of progress. Is it time to retrieve a circular, more presentist understanding of the world? 

Stay tuned for tickets and announcements on our first Team Human live show in New York, June 21st at Alchemist Kitchen.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard music clips from TH friends and guests R.U. Sirius and Stacco Troncoso

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit teamhuman.fm for more!

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Playing for Team Human today is technology and society researcher Molly Sauter. Molly will be helping us see how stupid some “smart city” visions really are. Molly and Douglas discuss the extractive, “mining ethos” of the tech investment swarm, and how this mentality does harm to communities from Silicon Valley to Toronto, Canada. Is your city the next VC Guinea pig in the technocratic experiment to grow cities and extract their value?

Check out Molly’s fantastic book on another type of “swarm”: The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet https://www.amazon.com/Coming-Swarm-Hacktivism-Disobedience-Internet/dp/1623564565

Plus their most recent writing referenced on today’s show: 

Why is Anyone Listening to Tim O”Reilly? 

And Google’s Guinea-Pig City 

Support Molly’s work at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/oddletters

Douglas opens the show with a monologue on the perils of futurist thinking and its inherent linear conception of progress. Is it time to retrieve a circular, more presentist understanding of the world? 

Stay tuned for tickets and announcements on our first Team Human live show in New York, June 21st at Alchemist Kitchen.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard music clips from TH friends and guests R.U. Sirius and Stacco Troncoso

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes. Visit teamhuman.fm for more!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 84 Charles Hugh Smith "Investing in Community"]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 12:36:10 GMT 1:02:22 5ae9afc3840b09bc329898e2 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-84-charles-hugh-smith Outsider Economist Charles Hugh Smith on building an economy that maximizes community over extraction. full Playing for Team Human today, the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith.

Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed prosperity.

You can learn more about Charles at his website and blog Of Two Minds: https://www.oftwominds.com/.

Opening the show, Douglas considers the "Art of the Deal." Perhaps a truly artful deal is one that engages us in relationships of collaboration rather than self-interest.

Producer's note: The audio in this show is less than ideal due to a poor VoIP connection. It has been processed for intelligibility, but you still may notice drop outs and distortions. Apologies.


You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard Throbbing Gristle. See Ep. 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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Playing for Team Human today, the economy’s equivalent of an outsider artist, Of Two Minds blogger and author of Money and Work Unchained, Charles Hugh Smith.

Charles will be talking to us about the market, Universal Basic Income, and distributed prosperity.

You can learn more about Charles at his website and blog Of Two Minds: https://www.oftwominds.com/.

Opening the show, Douglas considers the "Art of the Deal." Perhaps a truly artful deal is one that engages us in relationships of collaboration rather than self-interest.

Producer's note: The audio in this show is less than ideal due to a poor VoIP connection. It has been processed for intelligibility, but you still may notice drop outs and distortions. Apologies.


You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard Throbbing Gristle. See Ep. 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 83 Molly Wright Steenson "Play in the Uncanny Valley"]]> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:35:07 GMT 1:07:47 5ae075a492dc15442ac83835 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-83-molly-wright-steenson Professor Molly Wright Steenson on the human lessons we can learn when our digital landscapes behave in unexpected ways. full 2 83 Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website girlwonder.com. Molly also discusses her oft-cited essay, What is Burning Man, working with Howard Rheingold (TH 76) at Electric Minds, building the Netscape search page, and launching the influential feminist webzine Maxi.

Opening the show, Douglas comments on educating robots versus educating humans. Is there something more, something ambiguous and sacred even to be retrieved from a well-rounded liberal arts education?

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard Throbbing Gristle’s United. See Ep. 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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Playing for Team Human today is designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright Steenson. Molly and Douglas share a wide-ranging conversation that begins by looking at the “weirdness” of AI. How do design metaphors such as “awesome mouth feel” and “uncanny valley” provoke deeper questions of human imagination, play, and meaning. Molly’s background in architecture and history offers listeners a unique grounding of digital in the physical. Check out Molly’s new book Architectural Intelligence and her longstanding website girlwonder.com. Molly also discusses her oft-cited essay, What is Burning Man, working with Howard Rheingold (TH 76) at Electric Minds, building the Netscape search page, and launching the influential feminist webzine Maxi.

Opening the show, Douglas comments on educating robots versus educating humans. Is there something more, something ambiguous and sacred even to be retrieved from a well-rounded liberal arts education?

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard Throbbing Gristle’s United. See Ep. 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 82 Brian Keating "Honey, I Shrunk the Cosmos"]]> Wed, 18 Apr 2018 12:25:18 GMT 1:02:55 5ad736dc32e76aa35a18db8d no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-82-brian-keating-honey-i-shrunk-the-cosmos Astrophysicist Brian Keating listens to the noise of the cosmos to unravel its great mysteries. full 2 82 “Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.” A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and author Brian Keating to "saddle up" and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world. Keating joins Rushkoff to talk about science, religion, questions that lead to more questions, and the "background noise” of the cosmos that may just be the key to understanding how this all began.


Rushkoff begins today's show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we suffering the effects of HAL computer-like programming on Facebook? "I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do." HAL 9000 or Mark Zuckerberg?


Learn more about our guest, Brian Keating:

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio, microwave and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S.Patents. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006 and a 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he invented and deployed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called “BICEP". Professor Keating became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016. He co-leads the Simons Observatory Cosmic Microwave Background experiments in the Atacama Desert of Chile, and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor, selected as one ofAmazon.com’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Month.

This show features music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records as well as a sample of Throbbing Gristle by TH 68 guest Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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“Everyone wants to be a cowboy, but no one wants to ride the range.” A dream of unraveling the mystery of the birth of universe led astrophysicist and author Brian Keating to "saddle up" and head to a frozen ocean of snow at the bottom of the world. Keating joins Rushkoff to talk about science, religion, questions that lead to more questions, and the "background noise” of the cosmos that may just be the key to understanding how this all began.


Rushkoff begins today's show commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Are we suffering the effects of HAL computer-like programming on Facebook? "I know everything hasn't been quite right with me, but I can assure you now, very confidently, that it's going to be all right again. I feel much better now. I really do." HAL 9000 or Mark Zuckerberg?


Learn more about our guest, Brian Keating:

Professor Brian Keating is an astrophysicist with UC San Diego’s Department of Physics. He and his team develop instrumentation to study the early universe at radio, microwave and infrared wavelengths. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds two U.S.Patents. He received an NSF CAREER award in 2006 and a 2007 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers at the White House from President Bush for a telescope he invented and deployed at the U.S. South Pole Research Station called “BICEP". Professor Keating became a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016. He co-leads the Simons Observatory Cosmic Microwave Background experiments in the Atacama Desert of Chile, and is the author of Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor, selected as one ofAmazon.com’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Month.

This show features music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records as well as a sample of Throbbing Gristle by TH 68 guest Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 81 Jeremy Lent "The Patterning Instinct" ]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:40:11 GMT 1:02:53 5ace0a610728ba8035b86e42 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-81-jeremy-lent-the-patterning-instinct Author Jeremy Lent on making meaning and embracing connection over separation. full

Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation. 

Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard our friend R.U. Sirius featured in episode 31 https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-31-r-u-Sirius/

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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Playing for Team Human today is Jeremy Lent, author of The Patterning Instinct. Lent’s expansive research looks at the variety of ways cultures throughout history have patterned meaning into the cosmos. In excavating these patterns, Lent shares how humans might retrieve those metaphors that amplify altruism and shared intentionality. Together, Rushkoff and Lent explore the question of what makes humans unique and how we might leverage our patterning instinct to foster a future characterized by deeper connection rather than alienation. 

Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue on cultural immunity. He questions the impulse to solve the problems of democracy by simply building better tech. How might we build resilience in people rather than just in our gadgets and algorithms?

This show features intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-way you heard our friend R.U. Sirius featured in episode 31 https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-31-r-u-Sirius/

You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.

Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards. Follow Team Human on Twitter where we will be posting more trading cards, going back to the earliest episodes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 80 Kenric McDowell "The Right Kind of AI"]]> Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:53:05 GMT 1:07:30 5ac4903d066ce9b45c1bfe27 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-80-kenric-mcdowell Leader of the Artists and Machine Intelligence program at Google, Kenric McDowell imbues AI with an artistic spirit. full 2 80 What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and "weirdos" bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around.

Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.

Our intro and outro music is thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. A special thanks to Kenric for sharing his own original music featured at the mid-roll. Visit http://thebiggestphone.com to hear more. Kenric also provided us with the audio clip from a forthcoming documentary on the Word Car project. Read about it here!

Stay tuned for Team Human live events in New York and beyond. Become a subscriber at Patreon for special access and the latest news.

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What can artists, musicians, magical thinkers and "weirdos" bring to machine learning and neural networks? What do we need to make the right kind of AI? Exploring these questions and more is Kenric McDowell, leader of Google’s Artists and Machine Intelligence program. In this conversation with Douglas, Kenric explains how his unique role at Google enables him to bring the artistic spirit into the very heart of technology development. Moving beyond the hype of AI, Kenric shares strategies for leading technology with human imagination rather than the other way around.

Douglas opens today’s show addressing the myth of social media; the notion that you matter. Facebook doesn’t care about you, and it’s time to leave it behind. Every minute spent off Facebook is a minute you can spend with the others! Go find them.

Our intro and outro music is thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi. A special thanks to Kenric for sharing his own original music featured at the mid-roll. Visit http://thebiggestphone.com to hear more. Kenric also provided us with the audio clip from a forthcoming documentary on the Word Car project. Read about it here!

Stay tuned for Team Human live events in New York and beyond. Become a subscriber at Patreon for special access and the latest news.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 79 Suzanne Slomin "Feeding A Living Culture"]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 11:09:02 GMT 1:13:10 5abb77ceaa0f6a980c2d73af yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-79-suzanne-slomin Baker and small farmer Suzanne Slomin is up against a system primed for big, impersonal food production. full 2 79 Playing for Team Human today is Suzanne Slomin, founder of Green Rabbit a small solar powered bakery located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont specializing in naturally leavened breads. 


Suzanne will share with us what it’s like being a “Real Person Doing Real Things” – an actual baker, farmer, employer and global citizen trying to operate as sustainably and humanly as possible across all the dimensions of her work. 


In this episode, we meet Suzanne having just “fed” her sourdough starter, a living culture of yeast and bacteria that is the essential element for her delicious and healthful breads. Instantly, the conversation is grounded to the hands-on daily work that makes Green Rabbit so special. Is it possible for the small farmer and local baker to maintain integrity and stewardship of the community in an increasingly extractive economy? Find out how Suzanne does it...


Plus, in stark contrast to "Real People Doing Real Things," Rushkoff opens the show with a monologue on the idealism of bitcoin. Are cryptocurrencies soon to be just another instrument of the financial services industry?


This show features music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records as well as a sample of Throbbing Gristle by TH 68 guest Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.


You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.


Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards.

Images of Green Rabbit come courtesy of Suzanne Slomin.

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Playing for Team Human today is Suzanne Slomin, founder of Green Rabbit a small solar powered bakery located in the Mad River Valley of Vermont specializing in naturally leavened breads. 


Suzanne will share with us what it’s like being a “Real Person Doing Real Things” – an actual baker, farmer, employer and global citizen trying to operate as sustainably and humanly as possible across all the dimensions of her work. 


In this episode, we meet Suzanne having just “fed” her sourdough starter, a living culture of yeast and bacteria that is the essential element for her delicious and healthful breads. Instantly, the conversation is grounded to the hands-on daily work that makes Green Rabbit so special. Is it possible for the small farmer and local baker to maintain integrity and stewardship of the community in an increasingly extractive economy? Find out how Suzanne does it...


Plus, in stark contrast to "Real People Doing Real Things," Rushkoff opens the show with a monologue on the idealism of bitcoin. Are cryptocurrencies soon to be just another instrument of the financial services industry?


This show features music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records as well as a sample of Throbbing Gristle by TH 68 guest Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.


You can sustain this show via Patreon. And please leave us a review on iTunes.


Thanks to teammate and listener Bobby Campbell for his amazing Team Human trading cards.

Images of Green Rabbit come courtesy of Suzanne Slomin.

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Ep. 78 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 2: Erik Davis and Josette Melchor Ep. 78 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 2: Erik Davis and Josette Melchor Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:28:39 GMT 1:15:13 5ab1f8b28c2a521341facd06 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-78-live-at-gray-area-night2pt2 The conclusion of our Live at Gray Area series with Erik Davis and Josette Melchor. full 2 78 Today on Team Human we conclude our series of live shows recorded at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in the historic Mission district of San Francisco. Picking up where we left off last week and joining Douglas on stage are teammates Erik Davis and Josette Melchor. Erik Davis is the author of Techgnosis, Nomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Erik and Douglas start with the big question, “What the fuck is going on here?” What begins with a few laughs quickly digs into a mind-expanding conversation about those gray areas between religion, technology, and psychedelics. Erik and Douglas look for coherence and connection in these fractious times. Making this message concrete is Gray Area’s founder Josette Melchor. Josette resurrects our show segment “Real People Doing Real Things.” She offers both practical and profound lessons on building a safe space for community, creativity, and artistic exploration.

As we conclude this series, we’d like to thank our teammates at Gray Area; Josette Melchor, Seabrook Gubbins, Alric Burns, our guests for both nights Annalee Newitz, Howard Rheingold, Lauren McCarthy, Erik Davis, and (again!) Josette Melchor. Thank you to the San Francisco community who came out to support and participate in the show. And sincere gratitude to our Patreon members who’s sustaining subscriptions made travel and recording possible.

Sign up at Patreon. There you’ll find the complete, uncut San Francisco Live shows, plus other rewards and ways to Find the Others.

During this live performance we featured Intro music from Fugazi, plus excerpts from Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Douglas on Episode 67). Mid-show you heard music by Mike Watt.

This week's playing cards (thanks to Bobby Campell)

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Today on Team Human we conclude our series of live shows recorded at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in the historic Mission district of San Francisco. Picking up where we left off last week and joining Douglas on stage are teammates Erik Davis and Josette Melchor. Erik Davis is the author of Techgnosis, Nomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Erik and Douglas start with the big question, “What the fuck is going on here?” What begins with a few laughs quickly digs into a mind-expanding conversation about those gray areas between religion, technology, and psychedelics. Erik and Douglas look for coherence and connection in these fractious times. Making this message concrete is Gray Area’s founder Josette Melchor. Josette resurrects our show segment “Real People Doing Real Things.” She offers both practical and profound lessons on building a safe space for community, creativity, and artistic exploration.

As we conclude this series, we’d like to thank our teammates at Gray Area; Josette Melchor, Seabrook Gubbins, Alric Burns, our guests for both nights Annalee Newitz, Howard Rheingold, Lauren McCarthy, Erik Davis, and (again!) Josette Melchor. Thank you to the San Francisco community who came out to support and participate in the show. And sincere gratitude to our Patreon members who’s sustaining subscriptions made travel and recording possible.

Sign up at Patreon. There you’ll find the complete, uncut San Francisco Live shows, plus other rewards and ways to Find the Others.

During this live performance we featured Intro music from Fugazi, plus excerpts from Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Douglas on Episode 67). Mid-show you heard music by Mike Watt.

This week's playing cards (thanks to Bobby Campell)

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Ep. 77 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 1: Lauren McCarthy Ep. 77 Live at Gray Area Night Two Pt. 1: Lauren McCarthy Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:12:43 GMT 43:49 5aa90f6360eeb35459c1d968 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-77-lauren-mccarthy Interaction artist Lauren McCarthy flips the script on human and machine. full 2 77 Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology.

In this episode, Lauren’s app Crowdpilot becomes the first “advertisement” to be featured on Team Human. Crowdpilot is an app in which real time conversation advice is crowdsourced from online third-party monitors. 

In another crowdsourcing experiment titled Social Turkers, McCarthy hired Amazon Mechanical Turks to participate with her on her own OkCupid dates. The Turks, connected via stream, give Lauren dating advice while she meets strangers in real life.

Lauren also discusses Follower, a service that puts humans into the role of real-time surveillance. Users sign up to be followed for a day, answering two questions: Why do you want to be followed? Why should someone follow you?

And finally, in her most recent project Lauren: A Human Smart Home Intelligence, Lauren attempts to become the human version of Amazon Alexa. What happens when our robot smart home devices are replaced with a real human?

In this conversation with Douglas, the third in our series of live Team Human events at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Lauren helps us reconsider our relationship to social technologies, convenience, privacy, intimacy, and autonomy. 

Next week we’ll conclude our live series of shows from Gray Area with the part two of this show, featuring Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, Nomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Gray Area founder Josette Melchor will also join the team to share her inspiring story on building a home for digital arts and supporting the local community.

Patrons of Team Human got into these events free. Sustain Team Human by subscribing via patreon.com/teamhuman.

If you are enjoying this live series, please consider giving us a review on iTunes.

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Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology.

In this episode, Lauren’s app Crowdpilot becomes the first “advertisement” to be featured on Team Human. Crowdpilot is an app in which real time conversation advice is crowdsourced from online third-party monitors. 

In another crowdsourcing experiment titled Social Turkers, McCarthy hired Amazon Mechanical Turks to participate with her on her own OkCupid dates. The Turks, connected via stream, give Lauren dating advice while she meets strangers in real life.

Lauren also discusses Follower, a service that puts humans into the role of real-time surveillance. Users sign up to be followed for a day, answering two questions: Why do you want to be followed? Why should someone follow you?

And finally, in her most recent project Lauren: A Human Smart Home Intelligence, Lauren attempts to become the human version of Amazon Alexa. What happens when our robot smart home devices are replaced with a real human?

In this conversation with Douglas, the third in our series of live Team Human events at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Lauren helps us reconsider our relationship to social technologies, convenience, privacy, intimacy, and autonomy. 

Next week we’ll conclude our live series of shows from Gray Area with the part two of this show, featuring Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, Nomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Gray Area founder Josette Melchor will also join the team to share her inspiring story on building a home for digital arts and supporting the local community.

Patrons of Team Human got into these events free. Sustain Team Human by subscribing via patreon.com/teamhuman.

If you are enjoying this live series, please consider giving us a review on iTunes.

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Ep. 76 Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold Ep. 76 Live From Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.2: Howard Rheingold Wed, 07 Mar 2018 11:21:13 GMT 1:09:45 5a9fc7dc612cefc108fc77d5 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-76-howard-rheingold Visionary, cyberculture pioneer, and friend and hero to Douglas; Howard Rheingold on the peril and promise of technology plus much more. full 2 76 This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold. 

“Mind amplifiers,” “psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society... and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Sci-Fi author and technology journalist Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz's conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A. 

If you are just discovering Team Human, check out last week’s Episode 75, featuring the first hour of this of this live show with guest Annalee Newitz. Patreon supporters have access to the complete uncut interview at patreon.com/teamhuman

Music heard on today’s show; “Walkabout” by Throbbing Gristle (hear Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Episode 67) Also heard on the show, music by Team Human Ep. 68 guest Stacco Troncoso plus intro and outro music from Fugazi.

If you enjoyed these live shows, Please share a review of Team Human on iTunes. Your recommendation helps Team Human to “find the others.”

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This week we continue with part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold. 

“Mind amplifiers,” “psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society... and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Sci-Fi author and technology journalist Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz's conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A. 

If you are just discovering Team Human, check out last week’s Episode 75, featuring the first hour of this of this live show with guest Annalee Newitz. Patreon supporters have access to the complete uncut interview at patreon.com/teamhuman

Music heard on today’s show; “Walkabout” by Throbbing Gristle (hear Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on Episode 67) Also heard on the show, music by Team Human Ep. 68 guest Stacco Troncoso plus intro and outro music from Fugazi.

If you enjoyed these live shows, Please share a review of Team Human on iTunes. Your recommendation helps Team Human to “find the others.”

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Ep. 75 Live From San Francisco at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.1: Annalee Newitz Ep. 75 Live From San Francisco at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Pt.1: Annalee Newitz Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:42:58 GMT 56:07 5a96a0338d5169a735c0ed58 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-75-live-from-gray-area-pt1-annalee-newitz Live in conversation at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, Annalee Newitz on robots, tech ethics, autonomy, and much more. full 2 75 This week's Team Human comes to you recorded live at the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, home to Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. We'll be sharing four installments of this live event, kicking it off with a conversation with Annalee Newitz, author of the mind blowing sci-fi novel Autonomous, as well as prior work Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans will Survive a Mass Extinction, founder of I09, and journalist for outlets such as Ars Technica among many others.

Annalee joins Douglas on stage to talk about artificial intelligence, autonomy, tech ethics, robot sex, saving the planet and more. It's a lively discussion, energized by the presence of a wonderful and welcoming audience.

Rushkoff kicks off this live series with an excerpt from his Team Human Manifesto, an excellent primer on the motivation driving this podcast and the connections being forged through its members.

Next week we'll pick up with part two of this live show, featuring cyberculture pioneer, educator, and artist Howard Rheingold.

During this live performance we featured Intro music from Fugazi, plus excerpts from Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Douglas on Episode 67)

You can sustain Team Human by subscribing via Patreon. Patreon members received free access to these San Francisco Events. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to join.

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This week's Team Human comes to you recorded live at the historic Grand Theater in San Francisco's Mission District, home to Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. We'll be sharing four installments of this live event, kicking it off with a conversation with Annalee Newitz, author of the mind blowing sci-fi novel Autonomous, as well as prior work Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans will Survive a Mass Extinction, founder of I09, and journalist for outlets such as Ars Technica among many others.

Annalee joins Douglas on stage to talk about artificial intelligence, autonomy, tech ethics, robot sex, saving the planet and more. It's a lively discussion, energized by the presence of a wonderful and welcoming audience.

Rushkoff kicks off this live series with an excerpt from his Team Human Manifesto, an excellent primer on the motivation driving this podcast and the connections being forged through its members.

Next week we'll pick up with part two of this live show, featuring cyberculture pioneer, educator, and artist Howard Rheingold.

During this live performance we featured Intro music from Fugazi, plus excerpts from Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge with Douglas on Episode 67)

You can sustain Team Human by subscribing via Patreon. Patreon members received free access to these San Francisco Events. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to join.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 74 Damien Williams "We Built It From Us"]]> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:17:05 GMT 56:31 5a8cfa83b86837ba10cfd2f4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-74-damien-williams Technology philosopher Damien Williams on how the algorithms running society are embedded with the same biases as the people who program them. full 2 74 Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.


Learn more about Damien’s work at http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a story from home. A well-meaning school administrator begins using social media to promote his school, posting pictures of students and classroom activities. As parents become upset, the question arises: Why is it so easy to lose sight of the design and purpose behind these platforms?"


This show features our usual intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Discord Records. Mid show you heard Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Douglas on Episode 67)


A very special thanks to our new patrons who support the show via Patreon. Go to patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe and receive patron exclusives. 

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Playing for Team Human today is interdisciplinary thinker and technology philosopher Damien Williams. In this episode, Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into our mediated lives. How has a conception of technology as “objective” blurred our vision to the biases normalized within these systems? What ethical interrogation might we apply to such technology? And finally, how might alternative modes of thinking, such as magick, the occult, and the spiritual help us to bracket off these systems for pause and critical reflection? This conversation serves as a call to vigilance against runaway systems and the prejudices they amplify.


Learn more about Damien’s work at http://www.afutureworththinkingabout.com/


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a story from home. A well-meaning school administrator begins using social media to promote his school, posting pictures of students and classroom activities. As parents become upset, the question arises: Why is it so easy to lose sight of the design and purpose behind these platforms?"


This show features our usual intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Discord Records. Mid show you heard Throbbing Gristle (Listen to Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Douglas on Episode 67)


A very special thanks to our new patrons who support the show via Patreon. Go to patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe and receive patron exclusives. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 73 Eleanor Saitta "Is It Safe?"]]> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:09:45 GMT 1:06:02 5a84239d54db78e00ddc3866 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-73-eleanor-saitta-is-it-safe Cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta helps us tackle the existential questions of the digital age. What is real? How do I know I am me? Is it safe? full 2 73 Playing for Team Human today, cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta. Eleanor shares her deep knowledge on building secure and robust digital ecosystems. As Eleanor and Douglas converse on issues of privacy, encryption, and surveillance, a set of thought-provoking insights about online identity and human to human connection emerges. Does empathy scale across our cyber connections? Or is it confusion and distrust that are most apt to scale? 


Conversing over a shaky and intermittent VoIP connection, the question at hand seems to materialize within the interview. Luckily Saitta and Rushkoff overcome technical hurdles and find rapport and connection in a unique conversation that ultimately asks;


What is real? How do I know I am me? Is it safe? 


Opening today’s episode, Douglas looks back on the life of friend, cyber culture pioneer, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow. Rushkoff remembers Barlow and their shared optimism for cyberspace back in that hopeful moment before the commercialization and corporatization of the internet. 


Team Human features intro an outro music clips thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-show you heard music by Episode 68 guest Stacco Troncoso 


Join the team at Patreon to sustain this show in get access to live events, rewards, and access to the Team Human Slack Channel. 

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Playing for Team Human today, cyber security expert Eleanor Saitta. Eleanor shares her deep knowledge on building secure and robust digital ecosystems. As Eleanor and Douglas converse on issues of privacy, encryption, and surveillance, a set of thought-provoking insights about online identity and human to human connection emerges. Does empathy scale across our cyber connections? Or is it confusion and distrust that are most apt to scale? 


Conversing over a shaky and intermittent VoIP connection, the question at hand seems to materialize within the interview. Luckily Saitta and Rushkoff overcome technical hurdles and find rapport and connection in a unique conversation that ultimately asks;


What is real? How do I know I am me? Is it safe? 


Opening today’s episode, Douglas looks back on the life of friend, cyber culture pioneer, and co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation John Perry Barlow. Rushkoff remembers Barlow and their shared optimism for cyberspace back in that hopeful moment before the commercialization and corporatization of the internet. 


Team Human features intro an outro music clips thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. Mid-show you heard music by Episode 68 guest Stacco Troncoso 


Join the team at Patreon to sustain this show in get access to live events, rewards, and access to the Team Human Slack Channel. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 72 David Pescovitz "Music for Aliens"]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:34:27 GMT 51:25 5a7a81396714ed9f1a970b73 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-72-david-pescovitz David Pescovitz retrieves an important interstellar message. full 2 72 Playing for Team Human today is journalist, Boing Boing editor, Institute for the Future research director and recent Grammy Award Winning record producer David Pescovitz. Douglas spoke to David just days before he won the Grammy, with collaborators Tim Daly and Lawrence Azerrad, for best boxed or special limited-edition package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition. The Voyager vinyl is an incredible artifact to hold and hear. The original Voyager Golden Records were launched on board the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft in 1977. Today these phonograph records are floating in interstellar space on Voyager 1 and at the edge of our solar system on Voyager 2. The records contain greetings, messages of peace, recordings of the “Sounds of Earth,” as well as an arresting collection of music from across the globe. The Voyager project continues to resonate as both a time capsule and a beacon of hope. Pescovitz, Daly, and Azerrad's meticulously sourced and documented 40th Anniversary vinyl release pays homage to the wonder and hopeful spirit that animates this space project. On today’s show, Pescovitz and Rushkoff talk about the creation of these incredible artifacts. 


Find the Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition at Pescovitz’s Ozmarecords. You can also learn more about the Voyager project here. 


Check out these amazing photos of the making of this 40th Anniversary Edition:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ozmarecords/voyager-golden-record-40th-anniversary-edition/posts/1755549


Team Human is entirely listener supported. Thanks to our new January supporters who have subscribed to this show via Patreon


And don’t forget that you can find us on the road this month in San Francisco! Douglas will be hosting the first Team Human live event on February 16 and 17 at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Patreon subscribers get free access to the shows. Come find the others!

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Playing for Team Human today is journalist, Boing Boing editor, Institute for the Future research director and recent Grammy Award Winning record producer David Pescovitz. Douglas spoke to David just days before he won the Grammy, with collaborators Tim Daly and Lawrence Azerrad, for best boxed or special limited-edition package for The Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition. The Voyager vinyl is an incredible artifact to hold and hear. The original Voyager Golden Records were launched on board the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft in 1977. Today these phonograph records are floating in interstellar space on Voyager 1 and at the edge of our solar system on Voyager 2. The records contain greetings, messages of peace, recordings of the “Sounds of Earth,” as well as an arresting collection of music from across the globe. The Voyager project continues to resonate as both a time capsule and a beacon of hope. Pescovitz, Daly, and Azerrad's meticulously sourced and documented 40th Anniversary vinyl release pays homage to the wonder and hopeful spirit that animates this space project. On today’s show, Pescovitz and Rushkoff talk about the creation of these incredible artifacts. 


Find the Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition at Pescovitz’s Ozmarecords. You can also learn more about the Voyager project here. 


Check out these amazing photos of the making of this 40th Anniversary Edition:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ozmarecords/voyager-golden-record-40th-anniversary-edition/posts/1755549


Team Human is entirely listener supported. Thanks to our new January supporters who have subscribed to this show via Patreon


And don’t forget that you can find us on the road this month in San Francisco! Douglas will be hosting the first Team Human live event on February 16 and 17 at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Patreon subscribers get free access to the shows. Come find the others!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 71 Merrelyn Emery "Having a Role in Your World"]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 07:32:28 GMT 51:41 5a7162ec2936f2a518650a52 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-71-merrelyn-emery full 2 71 Playing for Team Human today is world renowned social scientist and systems thinker, Merrelyn Emery. Emery, with her partner the late Fred Emery, advanced Open Systems Theory and applied it to management of organizations and government. Open Systems Theory, or OST is the idea that autocracies make for bad governments, companies, and organizations. In this conversation, Merrelyn and Douglas discuss the power of community and collective organizing. They also discuss the social environments conducive to true grassroots, systemic change. As Merrelyn explains it, “By working together with collective responsibility, people can regain control over their own affairs, in their own communities and organizations, by cooperating to meet shared goals rather than competing or peeling off as individuals to do ‘their own thing’.”

Douglas begins todays show announcing the first of exciting new Team Human live events in 2018. Rushkoff will be hosting two evenings of no-holds-barred Team Human discussions in San Francisco at GrayArea.org. On Friday, February 16, Douglas will host a conversation with guests Howard Rheingold and Annalee Newitz. On Saturday the 17th, Douglas will be joined by Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, artist Lauren McCarthy, and Gray Area founder Josette Melchor. Get your tickets here.

Team Human Patreon supporters have special access to guest passes for both nights, so if you’re in the San Francisco area and considering supporting the show via Patreon, now is the time to sign up! 

You can also help by sharing a review on iTunes

Today’s music is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records and Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation.

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Playing for Team Human today is world renowned social scientist and systems thinker, Merrelyn Emery. Emery, with her partner the late Fred Emery, advanced Open Systems Theory and applied it to management of organizations and government. Open Systems Theory, or OST is the idea that autocracies make for bad governments, companies, and organizations. In this conversation, Merrelyn and Douglas discuss the power of community and collective organizing. They also discuss the social environments conducive to true grassroots, systemic change. As Merrelyn explains it, “By working together with collective responsibility, people can regain control over their own affairs, in their own communities and organizations, by cooperating to meet shared goals rather than competing or peeling off as individuals to do ‘their own thing’.”

Douglas begins todays show announcing the first of exciting new Team Human live events in 2018. Rushkoff will be hosting two evenings of no-holds-barred Team Human discussions in San Francisco at GrayArea.org. On Friday, February 16, Douglas will host a conversation with guests Howard Rheingold and Annalee Newitz. On Saturday the 17th, Douglas will be joined by Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis, artist Lauren McCarthy, and Gray Area founder Josette Melchor. Get your tickets here.

Team Human Patreon supporters have special access to guest passes for both nights, so if you’re in the San Francisco area and considering supporting the show via Patreon, now is the time to sign up! 

You can also help by sharing a review on iTunes

Today’s music is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records and Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 70 Danielle Butin "It Starts With Listening"]]> Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:40:57 GMT 59:09 5a6838896ffa18c35c2f6c08 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-70-danielle-butin-it-starts-with-listening Danielle Butin, founder of Afya, on how great ideas and good actions start with listening. full 70 Playing for Team Human today is Danielle Butin, founder of the Afya Foundation. Afya collects and sends surplus medical supplies from the US to those who need them around the world. In today’s conversation with Douglas, Danielle shares not only stories of the good accomplished through Afya, but also a broader strategy for human intervention. How did Danielle, an occupational therapist and geriatric care provider, come to launch an organization that has shipped more than six million pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies into areas of crisis? Danielle describes the change that can come by the simple act of listening and then responding to need. She shares her zeal for deep human encounters and teaches that great ideas are "dancing among us” if we choose to be awake and aware enough to take notice.

Douglas begins today’s episode with a monologue about the “might makes right” mentality that may just be the key to deconstructing the underpinnings of the racist rhetoric and policy so prominent under this administration. 

Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to sustain the show. You can also help by sharing a review on iTunes

Today’s music is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records, RU Sirius, and Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation.

Stay tuned for info on Team Human Live events and meet ups this Spring. 

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Playing for Team Human today is Danielle Butin, founder of the Afya Foundation. Afya collects and sends surplus medical supplies from the US to those who need them around the world. In today’s conversation with Douglas, Danielle shares not only stories of the good accomplished through Afya, but also a broader strategy for human intervention. How did Danielle, an occupational therapist and geriatric care provider, come to launch an organization that has shipped more than six million pounds of medical and humanitarian supplies into areas of crisis? Danielle describes the change that can come by the simple act of listening and then responding to need. She shares her zeal for deep human encounters and teaches that great ideas are "dancing among us” if we choose to be awake and aware enough to take notice.

Douglas begins today’s episode with a monologue about the “might makes right” mentality that may just be the key to deconstructing the underpinnings of the racist rhetoric and policy so prominent under this administration. 

Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Visit patreon.com/teamhuman to sustain the show. You can also help by sharing a review on iTunes

Today’s music is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records, RU Sirius, and Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation.

Stay tuned for info on Team Human Live events and meet ups this Spring. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 69 Ghislaine Boddington "Full Immersion"]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:30:36 GMT 1:11:36 5a5f17bd17c58bcb22de2a41 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-69-ghislaine-boddington Data>Space artist Ghislaine Boddington on the nature of immersive experience and how to bring our bodies with us into the digital realm.]]> full 1 69 Playing for Team Human today is immersion experience artist and pioneer, Ghislaine Boddington. Ghislaine joins Douglas for a conversation about the nature of immersive technologies and how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather than diminish the role of the physical body, Ghislaine’s work celebrates the body as an integral part of enhanced immersive experience. As Creative Director at body>data>space Ghislaine’s art and practice embraces technologies that amplify connection, collectivity, and togetherness. In the course of their conversation, Ghislaine and Douglas discuss the virtues of such body-positive, community-minded use of tech while simultaneously questioning how we might we explore digital immersion in a way that avoids paving the way for those who would exploit us. Thus emerges the question, in the process of embedding digital devices within our physical selves, do we risk becoming the raw materials for the next frontier of technology-driven extractive capitalism? How might we steer this ship toward team human values?


Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue about the threat of technology usurping human agency. It’s a personal story about his neighborhood UPS driver who refused to conform to the GPS route, opting instead to become part of the local community rather than be a mere delivery “robot.”


This week’s episode features our usual intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. At the midroll music was composed and recorded by last week’s guest, Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation


Thanks to all our supporters on Patreon for making this show possible. If you enjoy Team Human consider becoming a subscribing Patreon member. You can also help us by sharing a review on iTunes and telling a friend about the show. 

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Playing for Team Human today is immersion experience artist and pioneer, Ghislaine Boddington. Ghislaine joins Douglas for a conversation about the nature of immersive technologies and how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather than diminish the role of the physical body, Ghislaine’s work celebrates the body as an integral part of enhanced immersive experience. As Creative Director at body>data>space Ghislaine’s art and practice embraces technologies that amplify connection, collectivity, and togetherness. In the course of their conversation, Ghislaine and Douglas discuss the virtues of such body-positive, community-minded use of tech while simultaneously questioning how we might we explore digital immersion in a way that avoids paving the way for those who would exploit us. Thus emerges the question, in the process of embedding digital devices within our physical selves, do we risk becoming the raw materials for the next frontier of technology-driven extractive capitalism? How might we steer this ship toward team human values?


Douglas begins today’s show with a monologue about the threat of technology usurping human agency. It’s a personal story about his neighborhood UPS driver who refused to conform to the GPS route, opting instead to become part of the local community rather than be a mere delivery “robot.”


This week’s episode features our usual intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. At the midroll music was composed and recorded by last week’s guest, Stacco Troncoso of the P2P foundation


Thanks to all our supporters on Patreon for making this show possible. If you enjoy Team Human consider becoming a subscribing Patreon member. You can also help us by sharing a review on iTunes and telling a friend about the show. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 68 Stacco Troncoso "The Commons Is The Glue"]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 07:15:07 GMT 54:45 5a55b0843ae240ab4d03dd33 no http://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-68-stacco-troncoso-the-commons-is-the-glue/ Stacco Troncoso will be sharing the power of the commons and showing us how we can make the transition out of the crisis of capitalism. full 68 Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of diverse, empowered communities to address complex problems. Far from a utopian fantasy, P2P offers a wealth of resources including models from groups who have already successfully transitioned to a commons approach in governance, finance, and culture. Stacco and crew have just launched a new Commons Transition Primer, loaded with case studies and beautifully designed research on ways to make the commons transition a reality in your community.

Today’s show features music interludes composed, recorded, and performed by our guest, Stacco Troncoso. Overlaid are excerpts from a talk Stacco gave at Prix Ars in 2016. The page header illustration is from the Commons Transition Primer website, by Mercè Moreno Tarrés. Our opening song is Foreman's Dog by Fugazi.

Opening today’s episode, Rushkoff looks at the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. In his “by any means necessary” moment, why does Trump even bother to deny collusion with Russians? And is media’s obsession with the Russia story distracting us from Trump's dangerous policies and appointments?

If you enjoyed this episode, dig deeper:

This and all Team Human shows are made possible by listeners like you. You can help support the show by subscribing via Patreon.

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Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of diverse, empowered communities to address complex problems. Far from a utopian fantasy, P2P offers a wealth of resources including models from groups who have already successfully transitioned to a commons approach in governance, finance, and culture. Stacco and crew have just launched a new Commons Transition Primer, loaded with case studies and beautifully designed research on ways to make the commons transition a reality in your community.

Today’s show features music interludes composed, recorded, and performed by our guest, Stacco Troncoso. Overlaid are excerpts from a talk Stacco gave at Prix Ars in 2016. The page header illustration is from the Commons Transition Primer website, by Mercè Moreno Tarrés. Our opening song is Foreman's Dog by Fugazi.

Opening today’s episode, Rushkoff looks at the Trump-Russia collusion narrative. In his “by any means necessary” moment, why does Trump even bother to deny collusion with Russians? And is media’s obsession with the Russia story distracting us from Trump's dangerous policies and appointments?

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<![CDATA[Ep. 67 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge "Weaponized Pleasure"]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 11:19:19 GMT 1:41:02 5a3a3f65968b52d22587f201 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep67-genesis-breyer-p-orridge-weaponized-pleasure Playing for Team Human today, Industrial music legend, cut-and-paste artist, and pandrogyne Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. full 1 67 Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of my dearest and most human friends for the past few decades. Gen’s a musician, icon, cut-and-paste artist, occultist, and pandrogyne with whom I’ve worked and played in many ways over the years. 


Gen founded The Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, with whom I played keyboards in the early 2000’s. Gen also embarked on a very personal cut-and-paste experiment with partner Jackie, where they both sought to unite through psychic and physical remixing. 


Gen is currently challenged with a case of leukemia and has to stay close to the oxygen machine. But it seemed like a good excuse to bring out the portable recorder (generously funded by our Patreon subscribers!) and have a conversation. 


Visit the GoFundMe Campaign for Genesis Breyer P-Orridge https://www.gofundme.com/genesis-breyer-porridge


Stephen decided to leave this mostly unedited, to give y’all a taste for what it’s like to sit in Gen’s apartment and just have a real conversation. Don’t worry, though - a conversation with Gen is a conversation about the fate of our species and reality itself. 


Please accept it as our holiday gift. 


-Douglas


All the music on today's show comes from Genesis' extensive catalog:


  1. Just Like Arcadia from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  2. Caresse Song from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  3. Distant Dreams-Part Two from Mission of Dead Souls (Throbbing Gristle)
  4. Thank You Part II from Thank You (PTV/PTV3 2011)
  5. Walkabout from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979 )
  6. Hot On The Heels of Love from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979)
  7. Lies and Then from Hell is Invisible, Heaven is Her/E (PTV3 - 2007 feat. Douglas Rushkoff!)
  8. Dead On Arrival (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  9. Exotic Functions (Throbbing Gristle 1983)
  10. Being Lost from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  11. United (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  12. Thee Dweller from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  13. Zyklon B Zombie from Second Annual Report (1977)
  14. Thank You - Part One from PTV/PTV3 2011)
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Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been one of my dearest and most human friends for the past few decades. Gen’s a musician, icon, cut-and-paste artist, occultist, and pandrogyne with whom I’ve worked and played in many ways over the years. 


Gen founded The Coum Transmissions, Throbbing Gristle, and Psychic TV, with whom I played keyboards in the early 2000’s. Gen also embarked on a very personal cut-and-paste experiment with partner Jackie, where they both sought to unite through psychic and physical remixing. 


Gen is currently challenged with a case of leukemia and has to stay close to the oxygen machine. But it seemed like a good excuse to bring out the portable recorder (generously funded by our Patreon subscribers!) and have a conversation. 


Visit the GoFundMe Campaign for Genesis Breyer P-Orridge https://www.gofundme.com/genesis-breyer-porridge


Stephen decided to leave this mostly unedited, to give y’all a taste for what it’s like to sit in Gen’s apartment and just have a real conversation. Don’t worry, though - a conversation with Gen is a conversation about the fate of our species and reality itself. 


Please accept it as our holiday gift. 


-Douglas


All the music on today's show comes from Genesis' extensive catalog:


  1. Just Like Arcadia from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  2. Caresse Song from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  3. Distant Dreams-Part Two from Mission of Dead Souls (Throbbing Gristle)
  4. Thank You Part II from Thank You (PTV/PTV3 2011)
  5. Walkabout from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979 )
  6. Hot On The Heels of Love from 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Throbbing Gristle 1979)
  7. Lies and Then from Hell is Invisible, Heaven is Her/E (PTV3 - 2007 feat. Douglas Rushkoff!)
  8. Dead On Arrival (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  9. Exotic Functions (Throbbing Gristle 1983)
  10. Being Lost from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  11. United (Throbbing Gristle 1978)
  12. Thee Dweller from Allegory and Self (PTV 1988)
  13. Zyklon B Zombie from Second Annual Report (1977)
  14. Thank You - Part One from PTV/PTV3 2011)
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<![CDATA[Ep. 66 Mitch Horowitz "Radical Optimism"]]> Wed, 13 Dec 2017 11:40:28 GMT 41:05 5a310d1e3f58b9fd6f51a5fb yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-66-mitch-horowitz-radical-optimism Author and occult archaeologist Mitch Horowitz traces the influence of the esoteric on American politics and thinking. full 1 66 Playing for Team Human today, occult scholar and author Mitch Horowitz. Mitch, the author of Occult America (Bantam); One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce(A.R.E. Press) joins Douglas for a conversation about the shared histories of magic, capitalism, and American political thought. It’s a conversation that asks questions about the nature of the mind and the power of enthusiasm. What about optimism? What about celebration? What about anomalous behavior? Horowitz and Rushkoff make an argument for the progressive power of wild possibility – including the possibility that humans are not reducible to mere fleshy robots. 


The music you hear in the intro and outro is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle is a clip by Team Human friend and episode 31 guest, RU Sirius.

 

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Playing for Team Human today, occult scholar and author Mitch Horowitz. Mitch, the author of Occult America (Bantam); One Simple Idea: How Positive Thinking Reshaped Modern Life (Crown); and Mind As Builder: The Positive-Mind Metaphysics of Edgar Cayce(A.R.E. Press) joins Douglas for a conversation about the shared histories of magic, capitalism, and American political thought. It’s a conversation that asks questions about the nature of the mind and the power of enthusiasm. What about optimism? What about celebration? What about anomalous behavior? Horowitz and Rushkoff make an argument for the progressive power of wild possibility – including the possibility that humans are not reducible to mere fleshy robots. 


The music you hear in the intro and outro is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle is a clip by Team Human friend and episode 31 guest, RU Sirius.

 

Please share a review of Team Human on iTunes. Thank you for sustaining support via Patreon!

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<![CDATA[Ep. 65 Erin Barnes "In Our Backyards"]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:11:09 GMT 39:56 5a27ddf3042a560270cc031e yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-65-erin-barnes-in-our-backyards Erin Barnes, co-founder of ioby (in our backyards), flips the script on the NIMBY (not in my backyard) mentality. full 1 65 Playing for Team Human today is Erin Barnes co-founder of ioby. Ioby (in our backyards) is a “crowd-resourcing” platform for citizen-led, neighborhood-focused projects. Rather than just raise money, ioby mobilizes civic engagement by putting resources in the hands of local leaders who want to steward positive change in their neighborhoods. 


Erin shares with Douglas how ioby harnesses the power of solidarity and real world connection. In doing so, ioby not only ignites civic participation, but also flips the script on the NIMBY mentality (not in my backyard). Ioby demonstrates the positive potential of local communities playing an active role in shaping public spaces and creating public good.


Visit ioby.org to learn about the many diverse community efforts and start your own project today!


Opening today’s show, Rushkoff looks at the reversal of subject and object, figure and ground. Have we lost perspective on the two?


The music you hear in the intro and outro is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle is a clip by Team Human friend and episode 31 guest, RU Sirius. 


Please share a review of Team Human on iTunes and you can support the show on Patreon.

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Playing for Team Human today is Erin Barnes co-founder of ioby. Ioby (in our backyards) is a “crowd-resourcing” platform for citizen-led, neighborhood-focused projects. Rather than just raise money, ioby mobilizes civic engagement by putting resources in the hands of local leaders who want to steward positive change in their neighborhoods. 


Erin shares with Douglas how ioby harnesses the power of solidarity and real world connection. In doing so, ioby not only ignites civic participation, but also flips the script on the NIMBY mentality (not in my backyard). Ioby demonstrates the positive potential of local communities playing an active role in shaping public spaces and creating public good.


Visit ioby.org to learn about the many diverse community efforts and start your own project today!


Opening today’s show, Rushkoff looks at the reversal of subject and object, figure and ground. Have we lost perspective on the two?


The music you hear in the intro and outro is thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle is a clip by Team Human friend and episode 31 guest, RU Sirius. 


Please share a review of Team Human on iTunes and you can support the show on Patreon.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 64 Nikki Silvestri "More Than Mere Dirt"]]> Wed, 29 Nov 2017 08:56:01 GMT 48:52 5a1e71df4c93156567474948 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-64-nikki-silvestri-more-than-mere-dirt Nikki Silvestri on soil, systems, and the cultivation of thriving communities. full 1 64 What can we learn from a mere handful of dirt? For Nikki Silvestri, soil is both a metaphor and the literal “fertile” ground through which complexity and diversity thrive. Having worked on issues of food systems, sustainability, and public health, Silvestri describes soil as the link through which to engage in the work of building community, resilience, and social equity. Today, in her conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Silvestri offers a unique approach to systems thinking, grounded in a deep sense of humility in the face the immensely complex natural systems that thrive just below our feet. 


Nikki Silvestri is the founder of Soil and Shadow and the the former executive director of Green for All and the People's Grocery. Visit http://www.nikkisilvestri.com and https://www.soilandshadow.com/ to learn more about Nikki and her work.


Today Douglas launches the show with a monologue on the Republican tax plan and the ulterior motives behind who it targets. 


Team Human intro and outro music are thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records and the midroll music is a Team Human original. Thank you to all those supporting us on Patreon. Your contributions sustain the work that goes into these shows. 


Please review Team Human on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.

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What can we learn from a mere handful of dirt? For Nikki Silvestri, soil is both a metaphor and the literal “fertile” ground through which complexity and diversity thrive. Having worked on issues of food systems, sustainability, and public health, Silvestri describes soil as the link through which to engage in the work of building community, resilience, and social equity. Today, in her conversation with Douglas Rushkoff, Silvestri offers a unique approach to systems thinking, grounded in a deep sense of humility in the face the immensely complex natural systems that thrive just below our feet. 


Nikki Silvestri is the founder of Soil and Shadow and the the former executive director of Green for All and the People's Grocery. Visit http://www.nikkisilvestri.com and https://www.soilandshadow.com/ to learn more about Nikki and her work.


Today Douglas launches the show with a monologue on the Republican tax plan and the ulterior motives behind who it targets. 


Team Human intro and outro music are thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records and the midroll music is a Team Human original. Thank you to all those supporting us on Patreon. Your contributions sustain the work that goes into these shows. 


Please review Team Human on iTunes or your favorite podcast app.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 63 Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen "The Thrill of Democracy"]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:39:31 GMT 1:03:46 5a0c3583a3f222e723b55e02 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-63-daring-democracy “Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen show us how to fight the anti-democracy movement by drawing on our courage and hope” full 1 63 Playing for Team Human today are Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen from the Small Planet Institute. Lappé and Eichen are out on the road with a mission to reinvigorate “civic courage” and inclusive participation in democracy. Their latest book Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want offers a diagnosis of what has come to ail our democracy and recommends the necessary cures, offering concrete examples of ballot initiatives, reforms, and collective organizing happening across the country. Counter to a despairing narrative on the current state of democracy in the U.S., Lappé and Eichen argue that people are indeed rising to take the reigns. Inspired by examples of deep organizing and the convergence of movements in places such as Democracy Spring, Democracy Awakening, and Occupy Wall Street, Lappé and Eichen see power shifting back into the people’s hands. Their analysis of how we got to where we are, coupled with their passion and optimism for change, is both contagious and empowering. In this Team Human conversation, Lappé and Eichen join Douglas to make a case for hope, courage, and optimism in this moment of turmoil and division. 


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue on the theme of democracy inspired by this conversation. Though it may have been easy to have lost faith in democracy after the 2016 election, perhaps election day is the wrong place to look if we really see democracy in action. It’s a monologue that asks: where does democracy begin for team human?... and lucky for us, today’s guests Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen are ready with the answer.


This episode was made possible thanks to listener support. If you enjoy this show, consider subscribing via Patreon. There you’ll find subscriber rewards and the opportunity to connect with other listeners through the Team Human Slack Channel. 


Also, if you enjoy this show and want to spread the word, please review Team Human on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform.

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Playing for Team Human today are Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen from the Small Planet Institute. Lappé and Eichen are out on the road with a mission to reinvigorate “civic courage” and inclusive participation in democracy. Their latest book Daring Democracy Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want offers a diagnosis of what has come to ail our democracy and recommends the necessary cures, offering concrete examples of ballot initiatives, reforms, and collective organizing happening across the country. Counter to a despairing narrative on the current state of democracy in the U.S., Lappé and Eichen argue that people are indeed rising to take the reigns. Inspired by examples of deep organizing and the convergence of movements in places such as Democracy Spring, Democracy Awakening, and Occupy Wall Street, Lappé and Eichen see power shifting back into the people’s hands. Their analysis of how we got to where we are, coupled with their passion and optimism for change, is both contagious and empowering. In this Team Human conversation, Lappé and Eichen join Douglas to make a case for hope, courage, and optimism in this moment of turmoil and division. 


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue on the theme of democracy inspired by this conversation. Though it may have been easy to have lost faith in democracy after the 2016 election, perhaps election day is the wrong place to look if we really see democracy in action. It’s a monologue that asks: where does democracy begin for team human?... and lucky for us, today’s guests Frances Moore Lappé and Adam Eichen are ready with the answer.


This episode was made possible thanks to listener support. If you enjoy this show, consider subscribing via Patreon. There you’ll find subscriber rewards and the opportunity to connect with other listeners through the Team Human Slack Channel. 


Also, if you enjoy this show and want to spread the word, please review Team Human on iTunes or your favorite podcast platform.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 62 Hugh Gallagher "An Outsider's Approach"]]> Wed, 08 Nov 2017 11:12:30 GMT 49:36 5a02e69eab5fafe41b610d9d yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-62-hugh-gallagher full 1 62 Today on Team Human, we share a conversation with author, musician, humorist, and culture hacker Hugh Gallagher. Gallagher began his professional writing career thanks in part to a college entrance essay that went viral in the 90s, earning the distinction of being an early, if not the first, internet comedy meme. With lines like, “I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice... I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes…” Gallagher broke the mold, winning a national writing award, a beer with John Kennedy Jr., and a gig writing for Rolling Stone


Douglas and Gallagher look back on Gen X culture hacking, discuss the professional career landscape for creatives, and talk about the inspiration behind Hugh’s latest novel Lifted, a work of digital fiction available via Radish Fiction. It’s a freewheeling Team Human conversation that embraces stepping out of binaries and defaults, and embracing the fringes.


All the music you hear on today’s show is thanks to Hugh’s alter ego, the 80s Belgian pop star VON VON VON.


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue on penetrating consciousness though art, theater, and creative cultural expression.


This show was made possible thanks to our supporters and subscribers on Patreon. If you’d like to join the team, visit teamhuman.fm and click on support. You can also support the show by reviewing Team Human on iTunes.

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Today on Team Human, we share a conversation with author, musician, humorist, and culture hacker Hugh Gallagher. Gallagher began his professional writing career thanks in part to a college entrance essay that went viral in the 90s, earning the distinction of being an early, if not the first, internet comedy meme. With lines like, “I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice... I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in twenty minutes…” Gallagher broke the mold, winning a national writing award, a beer with John Kennedy Jr., and a gig writing for Rolling Stone


Douglas and Gallagher look back on Gen X culture hacking, discuss the professional career landscape for creatives, and talk about the inspiration behind Hugh’s latest novel Lifted, a work of digital fiction available via Radish Fiction. It’s a freewheeling Team Human conversation that embraces stepping out of binaries and defaults, and embracing the fringes.


All the music you hear on today’s show is thanks to Hugh’s alter ego, the 80s Belgian pop star VON VON VON.


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue on penetrating consciousness though art, theater, and creative cultural expression.


This show was made possible thanks to our supporters and subscribers on Patreon. If you’d like to join the team, visit teamhuman.fm and click on support. You can also support the show by reviewing Team Human on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 61 Tim O'Reilly "Solving for Economic Inequality?"]]> Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:15:00 GMT 45:01 59f94a91d845458729b3212f yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-61-tim-oreilly full 1 61 Net impresario Tim O’Reilly now recognizes how the short-term focus of digital business is draining the real economy. Its algorithms have been programmed to extract value from us all. For O’Reilly, however, the solution is not to eliminate algorithms, but to write better ones. 


If there’s an argument to made for technosolutionism, O’Reilly makes as good a case as there is. Rather than confronting O’Reilly on their differences, Rushkoff engages him, pushes gently, finds common ground, and looks to develop a shared approach to our economic woes. 


Also, Rushkoff opens the show with a question: while the advance of technologies and our eagerness for the new may be inevitable, where in the process of on-boarding might we fold in human values?

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Net impresario Tim O’Reilly now recognizes how the short-term focus of digital business is draining the real economy. Its algorithms have been programmed to extract value from us all. For O’Reilly, however, the solution is not to eliminate algorithms, but to write better ones. 


If there’s an argument to made for technosolutionism, O’Reilly makes as good a case as there is. Rather than confronting O’Reilly on their differences, Rushkoff engages him, pushes gently, finds common ground, and looks to develop a shared approach to our economic woes. 


Also, Rushkoff opens the show with a question: while the advance of technologies and our eagerness for the new may be inevitable, where in the process of on-boarding might we fold in human values?

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<![CDATA[Ep. 60 Neal Gorenflo "Sharing Cities"]]> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 05:00:00 GMT 48:41 59ea2c218a8698db4cadfd9d no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-60-neal-gorenflo-sharing-cities Neal Gorenflo and our friends at Shareable.net share an empowering resource filled with case studies and policies for a citizen-led, commons approach to community building and problem solving. full 1 60 Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions using commons thinking.

Whether it be the grassroots artist organization Club Cultural Matienzo (CCM) that formed in Buenos Aires to build a cultural commons for the local arts scene in wake of a tragic nightclub fire, or land stewardship activists in Brooklyn reclaiming public space for urban farming and community gardening, Sharing Cities is filled with projects and policies ready to replicated and implemented in your community.

You can Contribute to Shareable for a hard copy or E-Book copy, or download a free pdf of Sharing Cities from Shareable.net:

https://www.shareable.net/contribute 

(the free PDF is bottom right on this page)


An except from Neal Gorenflo’s introduction to Sharing Cities:


With the backdrop of worsening income inequality, climate change, and fiscal challenges, the growth of self-organized, democratic, and inclusive means for city dwellers to meet their own needs by sharing resources couldn’t be more relevant. These cases and policies taken together offer a new vision for cities that puts people – not the market, technology, or government – at the center, where they belong. More than that, the book represents a claim on the city run by people – a claim increasingly being made by city-residents the world over. This book was written for a broad audience, but may find special resonance with those who share this people-first vision of cities and want to act on it. Written by a team of 15 fellows with contributions from 18 organizations around the world, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” not only witnesses a movement, but is a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to a range of challenges cities face such as affordable housing, sustainable mobility, and more.


Today’s show featured intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle you heard a clip from Team Human Ep. 31 guest, RU Sirius.


After you check out Shareable.net, swing by TeamHuman.fm where you can listen to all 60 Episodes and support the show via Patreon. Your subscriptions keep this weekly show happening!


Photo of Neal : by Sebastiaan ter Burg https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/

Sharing Cities Photo thanks to Shareable.net

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Playing for Team Human today is Neal Gorenflo from Shareable.net. Neal joins Douglas to spread the word about Shareable’s latest resource, Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons. Sharing Cities is an inspiring collection of 137 case studies and policies across a wide spectrum of issues that show how empowered communities are building citizen-run, democratic solutions using commons thinking.

Whether it be the grassroots artist organization Club Cultural Matienzo (CCM) that formed in Buenos Aires to build a cultural commons for the local arts scene in wake of a tragic nightclub fire, or land stewardship activists in Brooklyn reclaiming public space for urban farming and community gardening, Sharing Cities is filled with projects and policies ready to replicated and implemented in your community.

You can Contribute to Shareable for a hard copy or E-Book copy, or download a free pdf of Sharing Cities from Shareable.net:

https://www.shareable.net/contribute 

(the free PDF is bottom right on this page)


An except from Neal Gorenflo’s introduction to Sharing Cities:


With the backdrop of worsening income inequality, climate change, and fiscal challenges, the growth of self-organized, democratic, and inclusive means for city dwellers to meet their own needs by sharing resources couldn’t be more relevant. These cases and policies taken together offer a new vision for cities that puts people – not the market, technology, or government – at the center, where they belong. More than that, the book represents a claim on the city run by people – a claim increasingly being made by city-residents the world over. This book was written for a broad audience, but may find special resonance with those who share this people-first vision of cities and want to act on it. Written by a team of 15 fellows with contributions from 18 organizations around the world, “Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons” not only witnesses a movement, but is a practical reference guide for community-based solutions to a range of challenges cities face such as affordable housing, sustainable mobility, and more.


Today’s show featured intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord Records. In the middle you heard a clip from Team Human Ep. 31 guest, RU Sirius.


After you check out Shareable.net, swing by TeamHuman.fm where you can listen to all 60 Episodes and support the show via Patreon. Your subscriptions keep this weekly show happening!


Photo of Neal : by Sebastiaan ter Burg https://www.flickr.com/photos/ter-burg/

Sharing Cities Photo thanks to Shareable.net

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<![CDATA[Ep. 59 Andy Fisher "Big Hunger"]]> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:04:00 GMT 38:06 59e405139739f65d3b024738 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-59-andy-fisher-big-hunger full 1 59 A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Both examples are seemingly positive portrayals of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this picture?


Playing for Team Human today is Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: the Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. In the book, Fisher tackles the big question of why chronic hunger and food insecurity persist despite the efforts of food banks, pantries, and charity. Fisher’s suggests that our effort to solve hunger with charity is missing a crucial component that would transform stopgap measures into long-term solutions. Join Douglas and Andy as they take a critical look at the what Fisher calls the “non-profit industrial complex," while looking toward a future where social equity figures into the equation of ending hunger in America. 


Purchase Big Hunger from your favorite local book seller or at bighhunger.org.


Special thanks to Professor Mara Einstein of the Media Studies department at Queens College for introducing us to Andy's work and inviting him to the Basement Media Squat where we tape Team Human.


Today’s show features intro and outro music by Fugazi, thanks to Dischord Records for sharing. In the middle you heard a listener original by Josh Sitron and the Team Human band, mixed with a track from Team Human Ep. 31 guest R.U. Sirius.


If you’d like to sustain this show, you can support us via Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe at the level that feels right for you.

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A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Both examples are seemingly positive portrayals of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this picture?


Playing for Team Human today is Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: the Unholy Alliance Between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups. In the book, Fisher tackles the big question of why chronic hunger and food insecurity persist despite the efforts of food banks, pantries, and charity. Fisher’s suggests that our effort to solve hunger with charity is missing a crucial component that would transform stopgap measures into long-term solutions. Join Douglas and Andy as they take a critical look at the what Fisher calls the “non-profit industrial complex," while looking toward a future where social equity figures into the equation of ending hunger in America. 


Purchase Big Hunger from your favorite local book seller or at bighhunger.org.


Special thanks to Professor Mara Einstein of the Media Studies department at Queens College for introducing us to Andy's work and inviting him to the Basement Media Squat where we tape Team Human.


Today’s show features intro and outro music by Fugazi, thanks to Dischord Records for sharing. In the middle you heard a listener original by Josh Sitron and the Team Human band, mixed with a track from Team Human Ep. 31 guest R.U. Sirius.


If you’d like to sustain this show, you can support us via Patreon. Go to https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe at the level that feels right for you.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 58 Amber Case "Calming Technology"]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 04:11:00 GMT 54:03 59dd54befc3f7f4a1d4f06a2 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-58-amber-case Cyborg anthropologist Amber Case helps us to stay calm when our technologies are encouraging us to do otherwise. full 1 58 What is a robot? Are robots our friends? Does the term “friend” even apply? So begins this week’s episode of Team Human with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case. Amber and Douglas look at how algorithmically programmed systems of automation and control might just be turning us into the robots. Case’s recent book, Calm Technology Design For the Next Generation of Devices proposes another way. How might we flip the script on systems that compress and atomize our every move? How might we use our technology to slow down rather than speed up – to resolve to sharper human detail rather than a pixelated blur. And finally, how might we use technology, including this podcast, to advance a slow-motion, empathetic, and deep state of calm? 


Rushkoff begins with a monologue on the Jewish high holidays. Is prayer a distraction to the real world work of justice that must be done, or is there something deeper and more communal to retrieve?


Learn more about Amber Case here: http://caseorganic.com/


Our intro theme is Foreman’s Dog by Fugazi. Thanks to Discord records for sharing. In the middle you heard Growth Trap by Joshua Sitron and his Team Human Band. And closing the show is a soundscape mix thanks to Our Fox and noise by Mal Madrigal.

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What is a robot? Are robots our friends? Does the term “friend” even apply? So begins this week’s episode of Team Human with cyborg anthropologist Amber Case. Amber and Douglas look at how algorithmically programmed systems of automation and control might just be turning us into the robots. Case’s recent book, Calm Technology Design For the Next Generation of Devices proposes another way. How might we flip the script on systems that compress and atomize our every move? How might we use our technology to slow down rather than speed up – to resolve to sharper human detail rather than a pixelated blur. And finally, how might we use technology, including this podcast, to advance a slow-motion, empathetic, and deep state of calm? 


Rushkoff begins with a monologue on the Jewish high holidays. Is prayer a distraction to the real world work of justice that must be done, or is there something deeper and more communal to retrieve?


Learn more about Amber Case here: http://caseorganic.com/


Our intro theme is Foreman’s Dog by Fugazi. Thanks to Discord records for sharing. In the middle you heard Growth Trap by Joshua Sitron and his Team Human Band. And closing the show is a soundscape mix thanks to Our Fox and noise by Mal Madrigal.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 57 Richard Heinberg "There's No App For That"]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 11:23:44 GMT 51:30 59d4c4c03d296a9631e2849f yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-57-richard-heinberg Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg on why technology won’t save us from climate change. full

Playing for Team Human today is Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg. Richard is the co-author of Our Renewable Future and most recently, the manifesto, There’s No App For That. On today’s show Richard and Douglas challenge the idea that technological “progress” is a panacea for solving systems-level crises like climate change. Richard’s work calls on us to look at the fundamental ethical problems underlying climate issues such as overshoot, unsustainable growth, and inequality. Heinberg then challenges us to step out from hiding behind our technologies and acknowledge the deliberate moral intervention that is urgently needed if we are to foster a more resilient and more just community and ecosystem.


Check out Richard’s manifesto, There’s No App For That at http://noapp4that.org and you can begin with this video primer, “Hello Humanity, It’s me, technology. We need to Talk”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALugeRQbXAM


Read why Richard thinks Climate Change isn’t our Biggest Environmental Problem here

http://www.postcarbon.org/why-climate-change-isnt-our-biggest-environmental-problem-and-why-technology-wont-save-us/


Learn about Post Carbon Institute and their efforts to mobilize strategies centered on “Community Resilience” : http://www.postcarbon.org/program/resilience/


Today’s show begins with a monologue on the Trump distraction machine recently manifested in the NFL National Anthem “controversy.”


And a huge thank you to all of our listeners who helped us achieve our first Patreon funding goal. Your support makes this show possible!


Please remember to review us on iTunes and help spread the word about Team Human.


Our music today is thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi as well as a Team Human original. 

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Playing for Team Human today is Post Carbon Institute fellow Richard Heinberg. Richard is the co-author of Our Renewable Future and most recently, the manifesto, There’s No App For That. On today’s show Richard and Douglas challenge the idea that technological “progress” is a panacea for solving systems-level crises like climate change. Richard’s work calls on us to look at the fundamental ethical problems underlying climate issues such as overshoot, unsustainable growth, and inequality. Heinberg then challenges us to step out from hiding behind our technologies and acknowledge the deliberate moral intervention that is urgently needed if we are to foster a more resilient and more just community and ecosystem.


Check out Richard’s manifesto, There’s No App For That at http://noapp4that.org and you can begin with this video primer, “Hello Humanity, It’s me, technology. We need to Talk”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALugeRQbXAM


Read why Richard thinks Climate Change isn’t our Biggest Environmental Problem here

http://www.postcarbon.org/why-climate-change-isnt-our-biggest-environmental-problem-and-why-technology-wont-save-us/


Learn about Post Carbon Institute and their efforts to mobilize strategies centered on “Community Resilience” : http://www.postcarbon.org/program/resilience/


Today’s show begins with a monologue on the Trump distraction machine recently manifested in the NFL National Anthem “controversy.”


And a huge thank you to all of our listeners who helped us achieve our first Patreon funding goal. Your support makes this show possible!


Please remember to review us on iTunes and help spread the word about Team Human.


Our music today is thanks to Dischord Records and Fugazi as well as a Team Human original. 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 56 Professor Steve Fuller "You Shall Be As Gods: Transhumanism, Posthumanism, and everything human in between."]]> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:55:33 GMT 1:03:08 59cb4b658d9444aa151cfb6b no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-56-steve-fuller On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Professor Steve Fuller. Fuller teaches Sociology at the University of Warwick. In his recent book, Humanity 2.0, Fuller embraces a future vision in which technological and medical advancement will enable humans to evolve beyond our current physical and mental limitations. Steve will use this concept to teach us what distinguishes transhumanist from posthumanist projects, and why such thinking should be taken seriously. While Rushkoff and Fuller may come from very different perspectives, they share common ground in questioning whether living as gods – longer, faster, stronger, smarter – will serve humanity or merely further existing inequality, injustice, and environmental catastrophe.


To open this show, Rushkoff looks at the ways being human is a team sport. It's a future vision that recognizes collaboration, not competition, as the cornerstone of evolution. We'll explore how this squares with the transhumanist project and more.


If you enjoy this conversation, Rushkoff shared the stage with Steve Fuller in 2015 at a conference held at IBM Watson, featured in Team Human Episode 53. An extended video version is available exclusively to Patreon subscribers


Special thanks to Luke Robert Mason of Virtual Futures Podcast for coordinating this interview and recording Professor Fuller's side of the conversation from the UK.


A huge thank you to our Patreon supporters. Minutes ago we reached our first funding goal! Your subscriptions keep this weekly podcast alive, so thank you! Please take a minute to review Team Human on iTunes. Your reviews help others discover this show.


Today's show features music thanks to Mike Watt, Stephen Bartolomei, and Fugazi.

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On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Professor Steve Fuller. Fuller teaches Sociology at the University of Warwick. In his recent book, Humanity 2.0, Fuller embraces a future vision in which technological and medical advancement will enable humans to evolve beyond our current physical and mental limitations. Steve will use this concept to teach us what distinguishes transhumanist from posthumanist projects, and why such thinking should be taken seriously. While Rushkoff and Fuller may come from very different perspectives, they share common ground in questioning whether living as gods – longer, faster, stronger, smarter – will serve humanity or merely further existing inequality, injustice, and environmental catastrophe.


To open this show, Rushkoff looks at the ways being human is a team sport. It's a future vision that recognizes collaboration, not competition, as the cornerstone of evolution. We'll explore how this squares with the transhumanist project and more.


If you enjoy this conversation, Rushkoff shared the stage with Steve Fuller in 2015 at a conference held at IBM Watson, featured in Team Human Episode 53. An extended video version is available exclusively to Patreon subscribers


Special thanks to Luke Robert Mason of Virtual Futures Podcast for coordinating this interview and recording Professor Fuller's side of the conversation from the UK.


A huge thank you to our Patreon supporters. Minutes ago we reached our first funding goal! Your subscriptions keep this weekly podcast alive, so thank you! Please take a minute to review Team Human on iTunes. Your reviews help others discover this show.


Today's show features music thanks to Mike Watt, Stephen Bartolomei, and Fugazi.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 55 Jon Lebkowsky "Folding the Fringes"]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:22:57 GMT 55:49 59c1fb320f976e1323e1dd0f no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-55-jon-lebkowsky Rushkoff is on the road in Austin, joined by FringeWare Review founder and cyberculture pioneer Jon Lebkowsky. For this week's Team Human, Douglas is out on the road in Austin, Texas where he caught up with longtime friend and cyberculture pioneer, Jon Lebkowsky. Jon and Douglas first look back on the promise of the early cyber revolution, and then look forward to the ways in which those quirky fringe elements might be folded back into the work of promoting justice, solidarity, and even a bit of ambiguity... Whether manifested in platform cooperatives, consensus building tools like Loomio, or in the spirit of Occupy, Lebkowsky and Rushkoff retrieve the thread of radical potential as it has evolved from those early days of the internet.


Douglas begins today's show discussing his recent meeting with a group of billionaires whose fears of future social unrest have left them scrambling for apocalypse strategies to protect their wealth and lifestyle. Find out what the "insulation equation" is as Douglas challenges these executives to forgo the Walking Dead scenarios and join team human!


Today's episode features intro music thanks to Mike Watt. At the top of the interview is a song from Mondo 2000 creator (and Episode 31 guest) R.U. Sirius, and the closing credits feature a track from Fugazi, thanks to Dischord Records.


Team Human is entirely listener supported. Check you patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe to the show.


Please review Team Human on iTunes. Your review helps us "find the others."


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For this week's Team Human, Douglas is out on the road in Austin, Texas where he caught up with longtime friend and cyberculture pioneer, Jon Lebkowsky. Jon and Douglas first look back on the promise of the early cyber revolution, and then look forward to the ways in which those quirky fringe elements might be folded back into the work of promoting justice, solidarity, and even a bit of ambiguity... Whether manifested in platform cooperatives, consensus building tools like Loomio, or in the spirit of Occupy, Lebkowsky and Rushkoff retrieve the thread of radical potential as it has evolved from those early days of the internet.


Douglas begins today's show discussing his recent meeting with a group of billionaires whose fears of future social unrest have left them scrambling for apocalypse strategies to protect their wealth and lifestyle. Find out what the "insulation equation" is as Douglas challenges these executives to forgo the Walking Dead scenarios and join team human!


Today's episode features intro music thanks to Mike Watt. At the top of the interview is a song from Mondo 2000 creator (and Episode 31 guest) R.U. Sirius, and the closing credits feature a track from Fugazi, thanks to Dischord Records.


Team Human is entirely listener supported. Check you patreon.com/teamhuman to subscribe to the show.


Please review Team Human on iTunes. Your review helps us "find the others."


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<![CDATA[Ep. 54 Manoush Zomorodi "Blissfully Bored"]]> Wed, 13 Sep 2017 05:46:54 GMT 49:21 59b8c64eed01d6b16d563ffa yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-54-manoush-zomorodi-blissfully-bored Manoush Zomorodi joins Douglas Rushkoff to discuss her brand new book, Bored and Brilliant, and how we may have sacrificed creativity for constant connection. When was the last time you found yourself truly bored? Have you forfeit those nooks and crannies in the day when you used to let your mind wander aimlessly in a daydream?


On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Manoush Zomorodi, host of the popular WNYC Studios podcast, Note to Self. On Note to Self, Manoush initiated a series of listener experiments aimed at breaking the influence of our digital devices and networks on our lives. Those social experiments led her to uncover the creative power of boredom, detailed in her brand new book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self .


On today's show, Douglas and Manoush wander together, as they interrogate the always-on media environment. In an era of constant entertainment, constant emergency, and constant distraction, must we fight for the mental space to just be bored? We'll learn why boredom matters and more...


This episode begins with a monologue on the news media's recent reporting on natural disaster and catastrophe. Has our appetite for spectacle confused our perception of disaster? As we watch a calamity like Hurricane Harvey or Irma across our screens, what lessons about might we learn from the darker side of our initial response?


Team Human is the product of listener support. Please consider signing up via Patreon to support the show.


Please review Team Human on iTunes. Your review helps us find the others.


This week's show featured: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi: Foreman’s Dog


Special thanks to Manoush, Jen Poyant, and all the producers and engineers who welcomed us at WNYC to record this episode.

 

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When was the last time you found yourself truly bored? Have you forfeit those nooks and crannies in the day when you used to let your mind wander aimlessly in a daydream?


On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Manoush Zomorodi, host of the popular WNYC Studios podcast, Note to Self. On Note to Self, Manoush initiated a series of listener experiments aimed at breaking the influence of our digital devices and networks on our lives. Those social experiments led her to uncover the creative power of boredom, detailed in her brand new book Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self .


On today's show, Douglas and Manoush wander together, as they interrogate the always-on media environment. In an era of constant entertainment, constant emergency, and constant distraction, must we fight for the mental space to just be bored? We'll learn why boredom matters and more...


This episode begins with a monologue on the news media's recent reporting on natural disaster and catastrophe. Has our appetite for spectacle confused our perception of disaster? As we watch a calamity like Hurricane Harvey or Irma across our screens, what lessons about might we learn from the darker side of our initial response?


Team Human is the product of listener support. Please consider signing up via Patreon to support the show.


Please review Team Human on iTunes. Your review helps us find the others.


This week's show featured: Mike Watt: beak-holding-letter-man , R.U. Sirius: President Mussolini Makes The Planes Run On Time, Fugazi: Foreman’s Dog


Special thanks to Manoush, Jen Poyant, and all the producers and engineers who welcomed us at WNYC to record this episode.

 

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<![CDATA[Ep. 53 IBM Watson "If I Only Had A Brain"]]> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 06:56:57 GMT 43:43 59af9c39662057354e182d02 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/watson This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was joined by philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller, tech entrepreneur and ethicist Martine Rothblatt, IBM Watson researcher Michael Karasick, and philosopher of technology, Dan O'Hara.


Patreon subscribers have exclusive access to the full, unedited video with an engaging question and answer session at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman. Start your monthly subscription today to support the show and get access to the Team Human Slack Channel as well as other subscriber rewards. July and August rewards are shipping this week!


Enjoy this discussion and please review Team Human on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform and help spread the word about the show!


Thanks Luke Robert Mason for sharing the audio! Music on today's show is Mike Watt, Stephen Bartolomei, and Fugazi.

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This week is a special episode of Team Human. We are sharing an excerpt of a panel discussion recorded on location at IBM Watson in New York from August 2015, hosted by Douglas Rushkoff and produced by our friends at Virtual Futures in London. Douglas was joined by philosopher-sociologist Steve Fuller, tech entrepreneur and ethicist Martine Rothblatt, IBM Watson researcher Michael Karasick, and philosopher of technology, Dan O'Hara.


Patreon subscribers have exclusive access to the full, unedited video with an engaging question and answer session at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman. Start your monthly subscription today to support the show and get access to the Team Human Slack Channel as well as other subscriber rewards. July and August rewards are shipping this week!


Enjoy this discussion and please review Team Human on iTunes or your preferred podcast platform and help spread the word about the show!


Thanks Luke Robert Mason for sharing the audio! Music on today's show is Mike Watt, Stephen Bartolomei, and Fugazi.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 52 William Softky and Criscillia Benford "Recalibrating For Trust"]]> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:20:15 GMT 50:57 59a6d7aff2021d45195f6597 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-52-softky-benford-recalibrating-for-trust William Softky and Criscillia Benford show how the technologies we use to connect to one another lack the fidelity required to establish trust between us. Consider a text message in which you are deciding where to meet for dinner with a friend. As you go back and forth in that stream of abbreviated communication, you suggest, “Let’s eat Italian,” to which your friend responds “Fine.” The one-word text sends you into a state of alarm. Did they mean “fine” as in “great,” or “fine” as in “Fine, you win, we can eat where you’d like”? Somewhere in this chain of communication trust, has been lost.

 

Playing for Team Human today are William Softky and Criscillia Benford, a husband and wife team who are looking deep into the biophysical and mathematical underpinnings of establishing trust in communications. They’ve just published a paper titled “Sensory Metrics of Neuromechanical Trust” in the journal, Neural Computation. In this conversation, Softky and Benford join Douglas Rushkoff to dive deep into experiences of digital disorientation and even screen addiction. What’s really going on in our brains as we consume more and more digital stimuli? Have our nervous systems been recalibrated to these flattened, two-dimensional interactions? Are we "out of tune" when it comes to trust?

 

Opening today’s show, Rushkoff looks at the recent Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. Did this spectacle represent a surrogate Trump vs. Obama battle? And while that fight is over, the victor declared, what does it mean when governance itself becomes a prolonged spectacle?  

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Consider a text message in which you are deciding where to meet for dinner with a friend. As you go back and forth in that stream of abbreviated communication, you suggest, “Let’s eat Italian,” to which your friend responds “Fine.” The one-word text sends you into a state of alarm. Did they mean “fine” as in “great,” or “fine” as in “Fine, you win, we can eat where you’d like”? Somewhere in this chain of communication trust, has been lost.

 

Playing for Team Human today are William Softky and Criscillia Benford, a husband and wife team who are looking deep into the biophysical and mathematical underpinnings of establishing trust in communications. They’ve just published a paper titled “Sensory Metrics of Neuromechanical Trust” in the journal, Neural Computation. In this conversation, Softky and Benford join Douglas Rushkoff to dive deep into experiences of digital disorientation and even screen addiction. What’s really going on in our brains as we consume more and more digital stimuli? Have our nervous systems been recalibrated to these flattened, two-dimensional interactions? Are we "out of tune" when it comes to trust?

 

Opening today’s show, Rushkoff looks at the recent Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. Did this spectacle represent a surrogate Trump vs. Obama battle? And while that fight is over, the victor declared, what does it mean when governance itself becomes a prolonged spectacle?  

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Ep. 51 Make It So: Civic Hall Labs Ep. 51 Make It So: Civic Hall Labs Wed, 23 Aug 2017 05:55:31 GMT 51:28 599d18d39a626c9878613592 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-51-civichalllabs Elizabeth Stewart, founding executive director of Civic Hall Labs, empowers technologists who put people first, amplifying the “civic” of civic tech. On today’s show, Stewart joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation about technology innovations whose value is measured in their contribution to the public good. It’s a type of thinking that asserts the means of tech innovation to be just as important as its ends. We’ll learn about Elizabeth's work and how Civic Hall labs is fostering participatory, human-centered collaborations to solve difficult societal challenges.


Throughout this conversation Elizabeth highlights a number of tremendous resources for Team Human listeners engaged in building technology for public good. Start at CivicHallLabs.org for more info. One project you’ll find is Pro Bono Tech which connects local New York City area digital professionals to public sector organizations needing help. The program provides a useful model for starting a pro bono tech program in your own town or city. 


Also mentioned on the show is a project called https://www.justfix.nyc/. Here NewYork tenants can implement everyday technology to empower themselves against abusive landlords.


Other resources mentioned in this episode include:


Civic Tech Field Guide:

at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FzmvVAKOOFdixCs7oz88cz9g1fFPHDlg0AHgHCwhf4A/edit#gid=963594345


https://openideo.com/ - global collaborative community problem-solving


http://acumen.org/ - invests “patient capital” in social impact projects committed to improving the lives of the poor.


https://www.invisionapp.com/ - a prototyping and collaborative design tool.


Opening today’s show is a monologue about the urge to react to the constant churn of attention-grabbing media. Should we have a “reaction” ready for every crisis? Or is there value in slowing down enough to really "respond" to the complicated events unfolding in a frenetic world.

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Elizabeth Stewart, founding executive director of Civic Hall Labs, empowers technologists who put people first, amplifying the “civic” of civic tech. On today’s show, Stewart joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation about technology innovations whose value is measured in their contribution to the public good. It’s a type of thinking that asserts the means of tech innovation to be just as important as its ends. We’ll learn about Elizabeth's work and how Civic Hall labs is fostering participatory, human-centered collaborations to solve difficult societal challenges.


Throughout this conversation Elizabeth highlights a number of tremendous resources for Team Human listeners engaged in building technology for public good. Start at CivicHallLabs.org for more info. One project you’ll find is Pro Bono Tech which connects local New York City area digital professionals to public sector organizations needing help. The program provides a useful model for starting a pro bono tech program in your own town or city. 


Also mentioned on the show is a project called https://www.justfix.nyc/. Here NewYork tenants can implement everyday technology to empower themselves against abusive landlords.


Other resources mentioned in this episode include:


Civic Tech Field Guide:

at https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FzmvVAKOOFdixCs7oz88cz9g1fFPHDlg0AHgHCwhf4A/edit#gid=963594345


https://openideo.com/ - global collaborative community problem-solving


http://acumen.org/ - invests “patient capital” in social impact projects committed to improving the lives of the poor.


https://www.invisionapp.com/ - a prototyping and collaborative design tool.


Opening today’s show is a monologue about the urge to react to the constant churn of attention-grabbing media. Should we have a “reaction” ready for every crisis? Or is there value in slowing down enough to really "respond" to the complicated events unfolding in a frenetic world.

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<![CDATA[Ep. 50 Alexandra Juhasz "The Tiny Magic of CyberFeminism"]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 07:02:31 GMT 50:13 5993ee07d3e9f95d5fb4fc6f yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-50-alexandra-juhasz Playing for Team Human today is Alexandra Juhasz. Juhasz brings her extensive and diverse work as a filmmaker, media critic, and feminist activist to the Team Human round table.

On today's show, Douglas and Alexandra explore the dangers of a media landscape that amplifies the grotesque and sensational. They also look at how human agency and autonomy are threatened on our hypercommercialized media platforms.

Drawing on her commitment to feminist values, Alex encourages an embrace of the "situatedness of our humanity" and the vitality of difference. Such is the "tiny magic" necessary to build real world change while widening our embrace of a full-spectrum of humanity.

Juhasz recently joined the CUNY faculty at Brooklyn College as professor of film and department chairperson. Visit http://alexandrajuhasz.com/ to learn more about her media-making and pedagogy.

The Femtechnet manifesto and whitepaper are also great places to learn more about feminist technology as we consider its power to animate the mission of Team Human.

Thank you for listening and sharing this episode. If you like what you hear, you can support Team Human by subscribing via Patreon at patreon.com/teamhuman.

Music thanks to: Mike WattR.U. Sirius, and show closer thanks to Dischord records and Fugazi

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Playing for Team Human today is Alexandra Juhasz. Juhasz brings her extensive and diverse work as a filmmaker, media critic, and feminist activist to the Team Human round table.

On today's show, Douglas and Alexandra explore the dangers of a media landscape that amplifies the grotesque and sensational. They also look at how human agency and autonomy are threatened on our hypercommercialized media platforms.

Drawing on her commitment to feminist values, Alex encourages an embrace of the "situatedness of our humanity" and the vitality of difference. Such is the "tiny magic" necessary to build real world change while widening our embrace of a full-spectrum of humanity.

Juhasz recently joined the CUNY faculty at Brooklyn College as professor of film and department chairperson. Visit http://alexandrajuhasz.com/ to learn more about her media-making and pedagogy.

The Femtechnet manifesto and whitepaper are also great places to learn more about feminist technology as we consider its power to animate the mission of Team Human.

Thank you for listening and sharing this episode. If you like what you hear, you can support Team Human by subscribing via Patreon at patreon.com/teamhuman.

Music thanks to: Mike WattR.U. Sirius, and show closer thanks to Dischord records and Fugazi

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<![CDATA[Ep. 49 Michael Frederickson "Awestruck"]]> Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:43:11 GMT 1:09:56 598aaeff14694a6663e30c67 yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-49-michael-frederickson-awestruck Pixar Animator Michael Frederickson joins Douglas Rushkoff for a conversation on the power of awe and how it relates to storytelling, technology, and art. Think back to the last time your eyes were opened wide, your mouth agape, and the hairs on the back of your neck stood on end as you took in a profound or inspiring sight… On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Michael Frederickson, lead technical director at Pixar Animation, to talk about this deeply human experience of awe.


It's a conversation that spans the “awful” to the "awesome" and all those ambiguous spaces in-between. Rushkoff and Frederickson dig into questions of technology and storytelling, the narrative arc, and the evolutionary, even empathetic value of having our minds blown.


Rushkoff tees off this episode with a monologue inspired by the unresolved and sometimes unsettling world of David Lynch and his new Twin Peaks series. Is art meant to solve our riddles or pose new ones? Join Team Human this week, as we revel in life's liminal spaces and surrender to the power of awe.


Music in today's show thanks to: Mike Watt, R.U. Sirius, Ambiguous Midroll by Stephen Bartolomei, and show closer thanks to Dischord records and Fugazi


Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Join the team at patreon.com/teamhuman. Members receive access to the Team Human Slack Team where we discuss topics on the show, suggest guests, and more.

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Think back to the last time your eyes were opened wide, your mouth agape, and the hairs on the back of your neck stood on end as you took in a profound or inspiring sight… On today's episode of Team Human, Douglas is joined by Michael Frederickson, lead technical director at Pixar Animation, to talk about this deeply human experience of awe.


It's a conversation that spans the “awful” to the "awesome" and all those ambiguous spaces in-between. Rushkoff and Frederickson dig into questions of technology and storytelling, the narrative arc, and the evolutionary, even empathetic value of having our minds blown.


Rushkoff tees off this episode with a monologue inspired by the unresolved and sometimes unsettling world of David Lynch and his new Twin Peaks series. Is art meant to solve our riddles or pose new ones? Join Team Human this week, as we revel in life's liminal spaces and surrender to the power of awe.


Music in today's show thanks to: Mike Watt, R.U. Sirius, Ambiguous Midroll by Stephen Bartolomei, and show closer thanks to Dischord records and Fugazi


Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Join the team at patreon.com/teamhuman. Members receive access to the Team Human Slack Team where we discuss topics on the show, suggest guests, and more.

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Ep. 48 Arthur Brock Reclaims Currency Ep. 48 Arthur Brock Reclaims Currency Wed, 02 Aug 2017 04:11:04 GMT 58:01 598150d8aa842d0e7cfbf9d8 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-48-arthur-brock-reclaims-currency Can currency be reimagined as more than just money? Playing for Team Human is systems thinker, currency designer, and social hacker Arthur Brock. Art joins Douglas to talk about how currency is less a thing you own and more a way of sharing. It’s a conversation that poses a crucial question of both money and cryptocurrencies alike–how might we design new exchanges that embody values of social and environmental betterment, rather than extraction and exploitation? 


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue about Instagram’s recent addition of an algorithm that removes mean comments from users’ threads. While on the surface the idea appears to be an attempt by Instagram to quell trolling, Rushkoff questions both the means and intentions. Is Instagram merely building an algorithmically programmed version of “see no evil, hear no evil”… or worse? 


Team Human is produced each week thanks to listener subscriptions. Join us on patreon at patreon.com/teamhuman. There you’ll find a variety of subscription levels with exclusive patron rewards. 


The music you heard on this show is thanks to the generosity of Mike Watt, R.U. Sirius, Josh Sitron and the Team Human band, and Fugazi

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Playing for Team Human is systems thinker, currency designer, and social hacker Arthur Brock. Art joins Douglas to talk about how currency is less a thing you own and more a way of sharing. It’s a conversation that poses a crucial question of both money and cryptocurrencies alike–how might we design new exchanges that embody values of social and environmental betterment, rather than extraction and exploitation? 


Rushkoff begins today’s show with a monologue about Instagram’s recent addition of an algorithm that removes mean comments from users’ threads. While on the surface the idea appears to be an attempt by Instagram to quell trolling, Rushkoff questions both the means and intentions. Is Instagram merely building an algorithmically programmed version of “see no evil, hear no evil”… or worse? 


Team Human is produced each week thanks to listener subscriptions. Join us on patreon at patreon.com/teamhuman. There you’ll find a variety of subscription levels with exclusive patron rewards. 


The music you heard on this show is thanks to the generosity of Mike Watt, R.U. Sirius, Josh Sitron and the Team Human band, and Fugazi

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<![CDATA[Ep. 47 Richard Barbrook "It's Capitalism, Mate"]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:11:48 GMT 58:06 59781684006cad3430c2c25d yes https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-47-richard-barbrook With the birth of the internet and advance of digital networks, we’ve been promised everything from creative cooperation and digital democracy, to the end of work and a new abundance of leisure time. It’s a promise of a techno-utopia that persists today. 


Playing for team human today, Dr. Richard Barbrook challenges this imaginary future by unearthing the neoliberal underpinnings of Silicon Valley’s vision of progress. Rushkoff and Barbrook engage in a conversation that both uncovers the economic forces driving the evolution of technology while simultaneously acknowledging the utility of our tech tools as evidenced in the recent organizing around Labour underdog, Jeremy Corbyn. 


Rushkoff opens with a monologue challenging his own initial enthusiasm for Universal Basic Income. Is UBI just another gaming of the system in order to perpetuate consumption in an vastly unequal society?


Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Visit https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to become a supporter and receive a variety of patron exclusives. 


Special thanks to Luke Robert Mason of Virtual Futures who facilitated this exchange and recorded this interview on location in London.

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With the birth of the internet and advance of digital networks, we’ve been promised everything from creative cooperation and digital democracy, to the end of work and a new abundance of leisure time. It’s a promise of a techno-utopia that persists today. 


Playing for team human today, Dr. Richard Barbrook challenges this imaginary future by unearthing the neoliberal underpinnings of Silicon Valley’s vision of progress. Rushkoff and Barbrook engage in a conversation that both uncovers the economic forces driving the evolution of technology while simultaneously acknowledging the utility of our tech tools as evidenced in the recent organizing around Labour underdog, Jeremy Corbyn. 


Rushkoff opens with a monologue challenging his own initial enthusiasm for Universal Basic Income. Is UBI just another gaming of the system in order to perpetuate consumption in an vastly unequal society?


Team Human is supported entirely by listeners. Visit https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman to become a supporter and receive a variety of patron exclusives. 


Special thanks to Luke Robert Mason of Virtual Futures who facilitated this exchange and recorded this interview on location in London.

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<![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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-46-walter-kirn-pt-2 Part Two of a conversation about the slippery promises of the technological utopia. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-45-walter-kirn-pt-1 Old friends Walter Kirn and Douglas Rushkoff engage in a harrowing conversation that looks at the underlying biases that drive the technologies that would make humans obsolete. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep44-collective-power Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey of the Debt Collective w/ Worker Cooperative Leader Esteban Kelly
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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-43-adam-brock Permaculturalist Adam Brock on growing community and connection. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-42-ramesh-srinivasan Ramesh Srinivasan and Douglas Rushkoff reimagine technology as it might embrace true community and through the perspective of diverse cultures.
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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-41-richard-bartlett Loomio Co-Founder Richard Bartlett on the power of collaborative organizing. 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.

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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. 39 Daniel Berninger "Fighting for a Human Agenda"]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 13:38:00 GMT 1:00:28 592e5bc4c48ec9386762b11f no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-39-daniel-berninger

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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep38-jtrogers 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/ep-37-william-hogeland 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/59127c4563b65b6d27abf526 Micah Sifry of Civic Hall and Personal Democracy Forum is bringing people together to reengage in civic life. Sifry and Rushkoff discuss politics that go beyond the ballot box. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/5909810632cd29ac786fc12b Tessa Lena creates music that challenges robotic notions of humanity. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/59005ba22887e2d93f0d1d2b Guest Pia Mancini helps groups collectivize, raise money, and build transparent, networked relationships. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58f7148c2c86853624221f08 Author David Sax on why real-life, tactile, human-to-human encounters matter. 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58edb4f6450b057166a780b9

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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58e48ceb24f9a39270068e67 R.U. Sirius and Douglas Rushkoff on counterculture in the digital landscape. 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:




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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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58db6c3247e028ff4f147369 Fairphone founder Bas van Abel on making the true costs of technology tangible.

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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58d223a6a5e415d77ce279e9 Media historian Caroline Jack on media and persuasion. 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?

]]> <![CDATA[Ep. 28 Alex Rivera "Globalization From Below"]]> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 05:51:58 GMT 41:28 58c8d6403e16ac9368371be6 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58c8d6403e16ac9368371be6 Alex Rivera on drones, robots, labor, and the border walls of the digital age. Rushkoff on building community resilience. 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.]]> 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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58bfa612b11fcb7e49e4bdb4 Rushkoff on the assault on civic health by algorithmically driven companies. Alnoor Ladha on the multifaceted work of building a resilient and just society. 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?


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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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58b673ffc97a4e040c52364e Jason Van Anden promotes human agency and autonomy with his justice-oriented tech. 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.

In today’s monologue, Rushkoff looks at the spectacle on display at this year's Academy Awards.]]> 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.

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 https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad97841608b1752663b04b Danne Woo creates data visualizations to inform and inspire change. 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. ]]> Ep. 24 Brian Fitzgerald “The Power of Play” Ep. 24 Brian Fitzgerald “The Power of Play” Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:48:36 GMT 51:32 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e505 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 expe

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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Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration” Ep. 23 Silvia Zuur “Progress Through Collaboration” Tue, 07 Feb 2017 16:21:59 GMT 50:25 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e506 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 issue

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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Ep. 22 Zach Leary “It’s All Happening” Ep. 22 Zach Leary “It’s All Happening” Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:10:02 GMT 49:31 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e507

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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Ep. 21 L.A. Kauffman “Direct Action” Ep. 21 L.A. Kauffman “Direct Action” Tue, 24 Jan 2017 14:29:14 GMT 38:30 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e508 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

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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Ep. 20 Jonathan Larsen “Fake Reality” Ep. 20 Jonathan Larsen “Fake Reality” Tue, 17 Jan 2017 13:11:08 GMT 52:11 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e509 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 diges

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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Ep. 19 Brian Hughes “Distributed Solidarities and Extremism” Ep. 19 Brian Hughes “Distributed Solidarities and Extremism” Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:33:42 GMT 47:19 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50a

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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Ep. 18 Ari Wallach “Longpath Thinking” Ep. 18 Ari Wallach “Longpath Thinking” Wed, 21 Dec 2016 06:03:48 GMT 47:27 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50b 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 assump

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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Ep. 17 Viktor Zaunders “Permaculture” Ep. 17 Viktor Zaunders “Permaculture” Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:07:41 GMT 38:44 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50c 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 permacultu

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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Ep. 16 Natalie Foster “Future of Work” Ep. 16 Natalie Foster “Future of Work” Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:17:31 GMT 47:42 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50d 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

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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Ep. 15 Julie Holland MD “Finding the Others” Ep. 15 Julie Holland MD “Finding the Others” Tue, 22 Nov 2016 09:09:19 GMT 31:17 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50e 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 fu

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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Ep. 14 Post-Election Special: The Trump Opportunity Ep. 14 Post-Election Special: The Trump Opportunity Tue, 15 Nov 2016 11:54:16 GMT 17:02 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e50f

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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.]]> Ep. 13 Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D. “Full Spectrum Humanity” Ep. 13 Kyra D. Gaunt Ph.D. “Full Spectrum Humanity” Tue, 08 Nov 2016 07:21:37 GMT 35:20 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e510

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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Ep. 12 Mushon Zer-Aviv “Reambiguation” Ep. 12 Mushon Zer-Aviv “Reambiguation” Tue, 01 Nov 2016 01:30:23 GMT 34:57 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e511 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 embra

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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Ep. 11 Steve Lambert “Public Displays of Collaboration” Ep. 11 Steve Lambert “Public Displays of Collaboration” Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:10:11 GMT 31:24 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e512

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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Ep. 10 Aaron Dignan “Hacking the Corporation” Ep. 10 Aaron Dignan “Hacking the Corporation” Tue, 18 Oct 2016 01:20:30 GMT 34:28 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e513

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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Ep. 09 D.C. Vito “Media Literacy” Ep. 09 D.C. Vito “Media Literacy” Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:30:19 GMT 34:21 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e514 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, c

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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Ep. 08 Heather Dewey-Hagborg Ep. 08 Heather Dewey-Hagborg Tue, 04 Oct 2016 04:28:42 GMT 25:55 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e515 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

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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Ep. 06 Kio Stark “Talk to Strangers” Ep. 06 Kio Stark “Talk to Strangers” Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:36 GMT 34:49 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e517

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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Ep. 05 Andy Bichlbaum “Playful Resistance” Ep. 05 Andy Bichlbaum “Playful Resistance” Tue, 13 Sep 2016 00:00:09 GMT 39:22 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e518

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”.]]>

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”.]]> Ep. 04 Micah White “Permanent Revolution” Ep. 04 Micah White “Permanent Revolution” Tue, 06 Sep 2016 01:00:41 GMT 46:09 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e519

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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Ep. 03 Esteban Kelly “Solidarity” Ep. 03 Esteban Kelly “Solidarity” Tue, 30 Aug 2016 01:00:43 GMT 48:08 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e51a 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

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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Ep. 02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media” Ep. 02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media” Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:00:28 GMT 30:47 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e51b 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,

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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Ep. 01 Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey Ep. 01 Astra Taylor and Thomas Gokey Fri, 29 Jul 2016 08:00:04 GMT 40:35 no https://shows.pippa.io/teamhuman/58ad8901c3c0745f63b0e51c 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 Po

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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