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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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Playing for Team Human today, CEO of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, co-founder of Culture Bank, and Innovator in Residence at the Kauffman Foundation, Deborah Cullinan. Also playing for Team Human this week, New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett. Plus, hear from Reverend Billy, who explains how Team Human supporters can be sainted at Earth Riot on Sunday, December 15.Cullinan joins Team Human to discuss what it means to place artists and creativity at the center of thriving communities, ways to think about art as an important driver to lasting change, and how difficult it is to imagine a brighter future when our current basic needs are not met. "We need to think of art and creativity as part of a system."New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and Cornell Law Professor Robert Hockett discuss their proposal to create a new public money infrastructure that lifts up the caring economy, a "public Venmo" They speak about the importance of accessible and free infrastructure to exchange money, how money can work to capture people's values on a local level that currently go neglected, and how a banking system that serves humans might operate.Team Human Podcast supporters can get sainted at Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping's Earth Riot on Sunday, December 15, at 2:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public. If you're a Patreon supporter and you'd like to attend, please email team@teamhuman.fm for tickets. If you're not a Patreon supporter, you can purchase tickets here: http://www.revbilly.com/earth_riot_at_joe_s_pub_at_the_public_20191215Learn more about Yerba Buena Center for the Arts: https://ybca.org/Read more about Assemblyman Kim and Professor Hockett's plan: https://prospect.org/economy/dynamic-inclusive-money-economy/Find about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events at http://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium: https://medium.com/@rushkoff— Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon.On Patreon: http://patreon.com/teamhumanBecome a Contributing Subscriber: TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter: http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram: http://instagram.com/teamhumanshowMedium: http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff — Twitter: http://twitter.com/rushkoffMedium: https://medium.com/@rushkoffInstagram: http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoffFacebook: https://facebook.com/rushkoff/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/— Credits — Hosted by Douglas RushkoffProduced by Josh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert MasonMusic by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro – thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy drumming to his own beat.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens College.
Playing for Team Human today, drummer and session musician, Vinnie Colaiuta.Vinnie joins Team Human to discuss the art of listening, collaborating, and celebrating the imperfection that makes music a human art. Douglas and Vinnie explore the difference between making music together, the biases of music-production technology, what Vinnie has learned from working artists like Frank Zappa, the importance of flow-state, and what it is like to be one of the most in-demand studio musicians.—Vinnie Colaiuta is an award-winning drummer based in Los Angeles. He famously worked for Frank Zappa as his principal drummer for studio and live performances. His performances on Zappa's albums Tinsel Town Rebellion, Joe's Garage and Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar are considered by many drummers to be among the most astounding ever recorded. Joe's Garage was named one of the top-25 drumming performances of all time in a 1993 Modern Drummer article.After leaving Zappa, Colaiuta went on to work with a long list of notable rock and pop artists, including Sting, Gino Vannelli, Joni Mitchell, Barbra Streisand, Sandy & Junior, Clannad, Wang Chung, Chaka Khan, and Jeff Beck. He has also appeared with many notable jazz musicians, including Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Haslip, Quincy Jones, the Buddy Rich Big Band and Buell Neidlinger.— Find out more about Vinnie’s work at: https://breakfastwithvinnie.com/Find about all of our guests, listen to past shows & discover live events at http://teamhuman.fmYou can read written versions of Douglas Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium: https://medium.com/@rushkoff — Support Us — Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. On Patreon: http://patreon.com/teamhuman Become a Contributing Subscriber: TeamHuman.fmReview the show on Apple Podcasts!— Follow Team Human Show —Twitter: http://twitter.com/teamhumanshowInstagram: http://instagram.com/teamhumanshow Medium: http://medium.com/teamhuman#TeamHumanShow #FindTheOthers— Follow Douglas Rushkoff — Twitter: http://twitter.com/rushkoff Medium: https://medium.com/@rushkoff Instagram: http://instagram.com/douglasrushkoff Facebook: https://facebook.com/rushkoff/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rushkoff/ — Credits — Hosted by Douglas RushkoffProduced by Josh ChapdelaineAudio Edited & Mixed by Luke Robert Mason Music by Fugazi (On this Episode you heard “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro - thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.)Special thanks to Stephen Bartolomei who is busy drumming to his own beat.Team Human is a Production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY.
Playing for Team Human today, filmmaker and author, Tiffany Shlain.Tiffany joins Team Human to discuss her new book, 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week. By drawing from the ancient ritual of Shabbat she shows how turning off all screens for twenty-four hours each week can help us reclaim our humanity. I This week’s Team Human also includes a short tribute to counter-culture icon, Paul Krassner.You can find out more about Charles’ work at: http://www.tiffanyshlain.comYou can find out more about Paul at: http://paulkrassner.comYou can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and we hope Stephen Bartolomei is living a lovely 24/6 life.
Playing for Team Human today, Author and Gift Economy Advocate, Charles Eisenstein.Charles joins Team Human to share how he believes quantification is changing the way we think about climate, ecology and human beings. Less of an interview, this informal conversation was recorded at Bretton Woods@75 where Charles and Douglas were both speakers. They discuss the role work plays in our lives, and explore some of the new ways economic systems might be structured in order to put humans at the center.This week’s Team Human also includes a monologue recorded live from Bretton Woods@75.You can find out more about Charles’ work at: https://charleseisenstein.orgYou can find out more about Bretton Woods@75: https://www.brettonwoods.org/You can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and we can’t quantify how much we miss Stephen Bartolomei.
Playing for Team Human today, former TIME International Editor, Bryan Walsh & attorney and business woman Adrienne Haynes.Bryan Walsh shares his thoughts on why the end of humankind seems inevitable and the ways we might avoid imminent crisis. In his new book, End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World, Walsh explores how the threats of asteroids, super volcanoes, nuclear war, climate change, disease pandemics, biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and extraterrestrial intelligence might actually be avoided through innovative news ideas and collective action.You can find out more about Bryan Walsh’s work here: https://www.hachettebooks.com/titles/bryan-walsh/end-times/9780316449618/On this Episode we launch a brand new segment, “Real People, Doing Real Things.” Joining us for our inaugural slot is attorney & businesswoman, Adrianne Haynes. She joins Team Human to share how she is empowering her local community through the work of her nonprofits, including the Construction Business Institute, Multicultural Business Coalition and Black Female Attorneys Network.You can find out more about Adrianne Haynes’ work here: http://adriennebhaynes.comYou can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and Stephen Bartolomei working to survive the apocalypse in his own way.
Playing for Team Human today, musician, media scholar, and founding Team Human producer Stephen Bartolomei AND community advocate and founder of the Union for Contemporary Art Brigitte McQueen Shew.Douglas opens the show with a monologue about the disorienting construction of the Democratic debates by television networks. He looks at how the television environment fights to assert its dominance in a digital age, how candidates are positioned against one another, and how the stage's aesthetic is optimized for spectacle and audience distraction.Bartolomei explores the surveillance features of a recording studio and how their panoptic construction contrasts a do-it-yourself, basement experience of communal creation. He looks at how musical raw material can undergo a dehumanizing process to be converted into a surveillance commodity and how we should instead work to optimize for connection.Shew explores how art allows us to bridge deeply sewn cultural divides in order to see ourselves in other people and forge solidarity, how we can justify artistic exploration during times of crisis, and how we experience art through our own expression everyday.This special episode of Team Human was recorded live in front of a studio audience from MAHA's Opening Festival at Archetype Coffee in Omaha, Nebraska.You can find out more about the Union for Contemporary Art at: https://www.u-ca.org/Check out Douglas’s regular column on Medium, featuring expanded versions of the monologues you hear each week opening the show.Team Human happens each week thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible. You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY. This show was produced by Stephen Bartolomei.
Playing for Team Human today, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Mary L. Gray.Mary L. Gray joins Team Human to share her research into the invisible human workforce that powers the web. In her new co-authored book, Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, Gray explores the assumptions made about the content moderators, proofreaders and AI-trainers that make the internet seem so smart. Despite the common idea that this low-paid workforce is exploited, this episode shows the ways in which the 'ghost economy’ might actually provide opportunity for those who choose to participate in it.This week’s Team Human also includes a monologue recorded live from Betaworks Studio’s recent event on humane technology, “Human After All - Humanistic Technology for a New Era”.You can find out more about Mary’s work at: https://ghostwork.infoYou can find out more about Betaworks Studios: https://betaworks-studios.com You can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and Stephen Bartolomei is an invisible, but hard at work on very human things.
On June 2nd, 2019 Team Human was invited by VRTO to host a live recording on virtual reality, story telling and time. Joining Douglas on stage, VRTO Founder, Keram Malicki-Sanchez followed by artist, technologist and organizer, Amelia Winger Bearskin.Rushkoff discusses the origins of virtual reality and shares stories of exploring the limits of the medium with Timothy Leary and Terrence McKenna. Together Rushkoff, Malicki-Sanchez, and Winger-Bearskin ask how virtual reality can be used in storytelling, why good VR experiences shouldn't force us to do certain things, and how we might justify the use of virtual reality in the face of existential crises. It is a wide-ranging discussion that aims to challenge the underlying assumptions of VR's central operating system.Keram Malicki-Sanchez founded VRTO in spring 2015. He is also the editor-in-chief of IndieGameReviewer.com since 2008 and founder of FIVARS – the Festival of International Virtual and Augmented Reality Stories. Amelia Winger-Bearskin is an artist, technologist, and organizer who develops cultural communities at the intersection of art, technology, and education. She founded IDEA New Rochelle, which partnered with the NR Mayor’s office to develop citizen-focused VR/AR tools and was awarded the 2018 Bloomberg Mayors Challenge $1 million dollar grant to prototype their AR Citizen toolkit. A special thanks to the VRTO Team for producing this live event. Learn more about VRTO: https://conference.virtualreality.to/You can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the laboratory for digital humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and Stephen Bartolomei is a magical human who is still missed.
Playing for Team Human today, San Francisco-based writer and author of Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep, Jennifer Dumpert.Jennifer Dumpert joins Team Human to explore the unusual half-waking dream states of hypnagogia and hypnopompia. In her new book, Liminal Dreaming, Dumpert shares her exploration of these dream spaces to show how they can improve sleep, mitigate anxiety and depression and aid creativity. On this episode Douglas and Jennifer explore all forms of the liminal - the spaces in between things - to understand how our ability to deal with these forms of ambiguity make human consciousness so unique. You can find out more about Jennifer's work at UrbanDreamscape.comYou can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the laboratory for digital humanism at Queens CUNY. Our new producer is Josh Chapdelaine, Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show, and Stephen Bartolomei is deeply missed.
Playing for Team Human today, American Journalist and author of The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming, David Wallace-Wells.David Wallace-Wells joins Team Human to share why he believes that the climate crisis that is both inevitable and avoidable. In his new book, The Uninhabitable Earth, Wallace-Wells works to deconstruct the myth that humans are insulated from the worst effects of climate change. He does this by showing that the obsession with the science behind climate can often hide the larger humanitarian crises. Together, Douglas and David reveal how living in a hotter and less hospitable world will require more than a techno-solutionist approach. Instead, it will require collective political engagement that begins with the making the possibility of societal collapse comprehensible to the public today.You can find out more about David and his new book The Uninhabitable Earth by following him on Twitter.You can also find out more about all of our guests, listen to past shows, find out about upcoming live events, and become a contributing subscriber by visiting us at TeamHuman.fmYou can read written versions of Rushkoff’s show monologues at Medium. Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support makes the hours of labor that go into each show possible.You can also help by reviewing the show on iTunes.On this episode you heard Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog” in the intro thanks to the kindness of the band and Dischord Records.Team Human is a production of the laboratory for digital humanism at Queens CUNY. Our associate producers are Stephen Bartolomei & Josh Chapdelaine. Luke Robert Mason edited and mixed this show.
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