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Author: Douglas Rushkoff

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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.

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In celebration of the paperback release of Dark Horse's Aleister & Adolf, Douglas Rushkoff and Michael Oeming join Jimmy Church's FADE to BLACK to discuss the graphic novel's 2016 release. To gain full access to this conversation you can become a contributing supporter of Team Human at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Vicki Robin

Vicki Robin

2021-02-1701:14:532

Playing for Team Human today, social innovator, writer, and host of, “What Could Possibly Go Right?” Vicki Robin.Vicky will be helping us find ways to emerge from this moment of social and economic despair, so we can reckon - together - with the consequences of confusing monetary wealth with human freedom.In his monologue, Rushkoff explains the difficulty the United States has coordinating a Covid-19 vaccine response. “The biggest threat to our collective health is our alienation from the underlying cycles.” Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The third of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Yaël Eisenstat

Yaël Eisenstat

2021-02-0301:23:002

Playing for Team Human today, former Global Head of Elections Integrity Operations for Political Advertising at Facebook, diplomat, corporate social responsibility advisor, and technology activist, Yaël Eisenstat. Eisenstat helps us distinguish between the conscious and the automatic malfeasance of our social infrastructure.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how the people on r/WSB delivered cybernetic feedback to those who deserve it. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The second of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mark Pesce

Mark Pesce

2021-01-1801:15:371

Playing for Team Human today, futurist, inventor, and author of “Augmented Reality,” Mark Pesce.Pesce augments our understanding of the many interfaces between ourselves and whatever it is that’s out there. Does cybernetics break the western conception of linear time, arrow-for-progress, colonial expansion thing?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses why elected officials should not be on social media platforms. “The minute we put banks and other real stuff on here is the minute it started to go wrong.” Further, he looks at how early-stage internet fan fiction crept into reality and ended up addicted to fractalnoia. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Genesis P-Orridge meets Douglas Rushkoff for the first time in a 1993 car ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The first of a three-part bonus series, available exclusively to Team Human Patreon supporters. You can become a contributing supporter at https://www.patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Conner Habib

Conner Habib

2021-01-0601:06:161

Playing for Team Human today, porn star, sex workers’ rights activist, lecturer, and host of Against Everyone Podcast, Conner Habib.Conner takes us from the case against PornHub to the living, thinking current constituting human existence. How is sexual energy one way to understand our organismic relationship to life energy and one another? What are ways this gets repressed or cut off?"The war on sex is the longest and oldest running war on consciousness. Sex creates an altered state of consciousness." - Conner Habib.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff reflects on 2020 and explains how Black Rock executives and neoliberal policies will not solve the United States’ issues. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, social systems scientist, cultural historian, and author of "Nurturing Our Humanity," Riane Eisler.Eisler helps us see how to transcend the dominator model in economics, politics, and our personal interactions to find new ways to partner with one another, and everything. How we can tell an integrated story to combat a regressive economic and social agenda?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explores how intimacy and uncertainty help make podcasting a special and unique medium. He also looks at how robots are not doing a better job doing labor, but rather have become more efficient at hiding human labor. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is a special preview of a bonus episode featuring American comic book writer Harvey Pekar in conversation with Douglas Rushkoff in 2009 on WFMU's Media Squat. You can listen to the full episode by supporting Team Human on Patreon. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, designer, activist, academic, and author of Lo-Tek Radical Design by Radical Indigenism, Julia Watson.Watson discusses how we can respond to climate change by utilizing millennia-old knowledge about how we can live in symbiosis with nature. What are the cultural preconditions required to implement a living bridge and other indigenous technologies? How can western society better create technology through the elements that already exist in our surrounding environment?In his opening monologue, Rushkoff explains how progress became associated with colonialism and advocates for us to retrieve circular and advanced mechanisms for human and interspecies flourishing. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, investigative journalist and author of “The Next Great Migration: The Beauty and Terror of Life on the Move,” Sonia Shah. Shah challenges conventional assumptions about migration and reveals how it has long been central to the human experience. Further, she looks ahead to how climate change will force the next great human migration, and how we can all view each other not as strangers, but as fellow humans.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff connects the plight of billionaire technologists imagining apocalyptic scenarios and building bunkers with the migration patterns of the Israelites in Torah. "We'll always be welcoming strangers because we'll always be strangers, ourselves."This episode of Team Human was recorded live at IMPAKT Festival 2020 from Utrecht. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A young Douglas Rushkoff sits down with David Lynch weeks after the release of Lynch's Blue Velvet. In a wide-ranging conversation, Lynch discusses what it feels like to, "make it" in the film industry and Lynch's filmmaking process. You can listen to the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter now: patreon.com/teamhuman Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, author and technology historian, George Dyson.Dyson helps us take a less human-centered perspective on our place in the cosmos for our own - and everything's - best interest.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses the imperative to not hold grudges after the presidential election and pays tribute to his late friend, Mark Filippi. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development at Jon Jay College and author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Economic Thought and Practice, Jessica Gordon Nembhard.Jessica shows us how black communities already developed the circular economic mechanisms that the rest of us need in order to dig out of the repressive weight of exploitation.In his opening monologue, Rushkoff discusses how the made-for-television format of United States presidential debates does more harm than good for democracy. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here’s a sneak peak of a conversation between Joanna Harcourt-Smith and Douglas Rushkoff from 2009. available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, Executive Director of Institute for the Future, Marina Gorbis. Gorbis discusses what she believes to be the real solution to our economic and social problems: Mutuality. She explores the psychological effect of how trust in American civic and social institutions has so quickly eroded, why scale is anti-human, and our best chance at making our ideas actionable. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Playing for Team Human today, storyteller and mage, Grant Morrison.Morrison discusses the magical power of art and storytelling. How can we transform the physical world through narrative? How does the hero’s journey create narcissistic personalities, and what are alternative models of storytelling? Morrison and Rushkoff weave through magic and metaphors to envision a more distributed world. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Here's a sneak peak of a conversation between Terence McKenna and Douglas Rushkoff from 1993, available in-full exclusively to Patreon supporters. Support at Patreon.com/TeamHuman for access to the full interview and all of our bonus content. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Douglas Rushkoff delivers the opening talk at Disinfo.Con 1999 - the first and only convention of its kind. Here's a sneak preview of Rushkoff's talk. The full-length audio is available to Team Human's Patreon supporters. Subscribe now to gain full access at https://www.Patreon.com/TeamHuman Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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yakurbe 0112

for what it's worth, I consider you to be idw. I also consider that to be a good thing.

Sep 26th
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