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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. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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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. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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English


Episodes

Ode to Robert Anton Wilson - The Stoa (Preview)

6/16/2021
Here's a preview of this week's Team Human bonus content: A talk Rushkoff gave about the late Robert Anton WIlson and his notion of the chapel perilous. Rushkoff shares the story of the first time he met RAW and why RAW believed a skeptic's worldview isn't safer than any other worldview. This talk includes a conversation with The Stoa's Rebecca Fox and Peter Limberg. Recorded March 2021. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:07:40

Alexander Stern

6/9/2021
Writer, philosopher, and author of The Fall of Language, Alex Stern helps us distinguish who we are from what we tweet. Further, he explores how enlightenment values end up turning into their opposite — and why the word “fascism” can be a barrier to understanding culture. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:50:25

Bruce Sterling - Patreon Special (~1990)

6/2/2021
Here's a special preview of science fiction author Bruce Sterling's conversation with Douglas Rushkoff circa 1990. Sterling had just co-written The Difference Engine with William Gibson. This conversation was recorded in part to research for Rushkoff's Cyberia. Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and Team Human's special patrons-only Team Feed at Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:06:51

Arthur Jones & Giorgio Angelini "Feels Good Man"

5/26/2021
Feels Good Man filmmakers Arthur Jones and Giorgio Angelini show us how a great meme can go bad — and how to take it back again. Rushkoff, Angelini, and Jones explore the evolution of Matt Furie’s Pepe the Frog from stoner frog to alt-right meme. When did internet culture became real-world culture? How did a community of trolls who wanted to manipulate reality end up effecting physical space? When was the moment that fan fiction became mainstream? In his monologue, Rushkoff addresses the...

Duration:01:14:02

Ken Jordan - Patreon Special (2009)

5/19/2021
Here's a special preview of Reality Sandwich Co-Founder and Editorial Director of Lucid News Ken Jordan and Douglas Rushkoff's conversation from WFMU's The Media Squat. Jordan explains how cultural change works, the 2012 prophecy, and art's role in giving voice to the unspoken. Originally aired June 22, 2009. Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and Team Human's special patrons-only Team Feed at Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on...

Duration:00:06:38

Ela Minus

5/12/2021
Musician and composer Ela Minus introduces us to her acts of rebellion and shows us how music can help us find the others against all efforts to prevent it. Minus’ new album, Acts of Rebellion is streaming everywhere now. In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how robots can help us appreciate and understand what it means to be human. "You need the next medium in order to understand the value of the medium that you’re in.” Rushkoff says. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for...

Duration:01:18:13

Yes Men - Patreon Special (2009)

5/5/2021
Here's a special preview of The Yes Men's conversation with Rushkoff from an episode of WFMU's The Media Squat in 2009. Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno discuss their 2009 film The Yes Men Fix The World, how they measure success, and bias against situationist-style media pranking. Originally aired August 3, 2009. Support now for as little as $2 per month to gain full access to this conversation and Team Human's special patrons-only Team Feed at Patreon.com/TeamHuman. Get bonus content on...

Duration:00:05:33

Luke Burgis

4/28/2021
Entrepreneur and author of Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life Luke Burgis shares the reasons behind Silicon Valley's obsession with the philosophies of former Stanford Professor René Girard and whether we can ever transcend the human impulse of wanting to be like someone else. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:10:14

danah boyd - Patreon Special (2009)

4/21/2021
danah boyd is a Partner Researcher a Microsoft Research, the founder and president of Data & Society, and a visiting professor at New York University. In this conversation from 2009, Rushkoff and boyd discuss how Myspace was turning into a "digital ghetto" as Facebook was becoming the dominant social media platform. Further, boyd explores the digital practices of underrepresented populations.You can access the full conversation now by becoming a contributing supporter at...

Duration:00:05:33

Frank Brodhead

4/14/2021
Author and lifelong community and climate activist Frank Brodhead helps us transform our rage and despair into hope and action. Why is environmentally-friendly policy never the focal point of political leadership? “I think so much of local politics has to do with maintaining the resale value of people’s main asset, that’s their home. The last thing that responsible political leadership is to maintain a stable climate.” Frank says. Even in the face of despair, Frank provides reason for us to...

Duration:01:13:27

David Pescovitz (2009) - Patreon Special

4/7/2021
David Pescovitz is a former research director at Institute for the Future and a former editor at Boing Boing and Wired Magazine. Rushkoff and Pescovitz explore the characteristics of innovative people, simulation theory, and the importance of wonder in a conversation originally aired on WFMU's The Media Squat. You can access the full conversation now by becoming a contributing supporter at patreon.com/teamhuman. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...

Duration:00:05:01

Kenya (Robinson)

3/31/2021
Socialite, philanthropist, international southerner, mischief maker and self-described shit-starter, Kenya (Robinson) investigates gender, consumerism, and ability through unexpected performative actions and sculptural gestures. In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that it's okay to turn to civics to avoid burnout from 24/7 political coverage. "Civics is something different than politics. Civics is helping other people." He also proposes people use non-fungible tokens to critique the art...

Duration:01:17:15

Xeni Jardin - Patreon Special

3/24/2021
Here's a sneak peak of tech culture journalist and former Boing Boing editor Xeni Jardin discussing the power of bottom-up media from WFMU's The Media Squat. Originally aired on April 13, 2009. You can stream the full conversation by becoming a contributing supporter of Team Human at Patreon.com/TeamHuman, Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:04:19

Tyson Yunkaporta

3/17/2021
Author of “Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World” and member of the Apalech Clan, Tyson Yunkaporta helps us reckon with the end of civilization. Have we accidentally reintroduced circularity into our systems? Is there a way to integrate western civilization’s ideal of progress with integral theory? Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:08:40

Dennis McKenna (1992) - Patreon Special

3/10/2021
Ethnopharmacologist Dennis McKenna, brother of the late Terence McKenna, meets Douglas Rushkoff for research related to Cyberia in 1992. McKenna and Rushkoff discuss DMT, cybernetic evolution, the ongoing development of the human being, and more in a special bonus episode exclusive to Team Human patrons. 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...

Duration:00:09:26

Cyberia Reunion in High Fidelity (feat. R. U. Sirius, Jody Radzik, Ani Phyo., and Nick Philip)

3/3/2021
Playing for Team Human today, R. U. Sirius, Nick Philip, Annie P.O, and Jody Radzik, look back on the magical explosion at the intersection of art and technology in the early-1990s rave scene. This episode was recorded in High Fidelity, a real-time spatial audio software developed by Second Life co-founder Philip Rosedale. Get bonus content on Patreon See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:01:16:05

Aleister & Adolf: Rushkoff and Michael Oeming on Jimmy Church's FADE to Black - Patreon Special

2/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:08:23

Vicki Robin

2/17/2021
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...

Duration:01:14:52

Genesis P-Orridge: 1993 conversation (Part 3) - Patreon Special

2/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:11:00

Yaël Eisenstat

2/3/2021
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...

Duration:01:23:00