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019 - The Cybernetic Brain, Part 2: Stafford Beer

7/24/2018
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In which we conclude our two-part discussion of The Cybernetic Brain, by Andrew Pickering. This episode covers the chapter on Stafford Beer, and the final chapter, “Sketches of Another Future”. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: The Cybernetic Brain at University of Chicago PressStafford Beer on WikipediaGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.netSupport the show on Patreon< [...]

Duration:02:00:34

018 - The Cybernetic Brain, Part 1: Ontological Theatre

7/3/2018
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In which we begin a two-part discussion of The Cybernetic Brain, by Andrew Pickering. This episode covers the opening two chapters, “The Adaptive Brain” and “Ontological Theatre”. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: The Cybernetic Brain at University of Chicago PressGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.netSupport the show on Patreonhttps://twitter.com/giunitpod

Duration:01:18:54

017 - The Dispossessed, with Fraser Simons

6/12/2018
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In which we talk with Fraser Simons about Ursula K. Le Guin’s 1974 novel, The Dispossessed. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: The Dispossessed on WikipediaFraser Simons on TwitterGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.netSupport the show on Patreonhttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on Face [...]

Duration:01:25:43

016 - An Intersectional Analysis Of Geoengineering, with Tina Sikka

5/29/2018
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In which we talk with Tina Sikka about Geoengineering, and an Intersectional analysis of the potential negative effects of the same. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Tina Sikka on TwitterGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.netSupport the show on Patreonhttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on Facebook

Duration:00:54:33

015 - Technology And The Worker

5/15/2018
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In which we read from the latest issue of Notes From Below, titled “Technology And The Worker”. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Technology And The Worker, on notesfrombelow.orgGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.netSupport the show on Patreonhttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on Facebook

Duration:01:29:29

014 - Markets In The Name Of Socialism

5/2/2018
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In which we read “Markets In The Name Of Socialism, The Left-Wing Origins Of Neoliberalism”, by Johanna Bockman. This book “reveals a dialogue among many economists on both sides of the Iron Curtain about democracy, socialism, and markets. These discussions led to the transformations of 1989 and, unintentionally, the rise of neoliberalism.” If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Markets In The Name Of Socialism, at Stanford University PressGeneral Intellect...

Duration:01:34:41

013 - Alternatives

4/18/2018
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In which we look at two papers, the Labour Party’s “Alternative Modeles of Ownership”, and “How To Change The Course Of Human History” by David Graeber and David Wengrow. If you like the show, consider supporting us on Patreon. Links: Alternative Models of Ownership (PDF)How To Change The Course Of Human HistoryGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpod

Duration:01:49:18

012 - All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace, Part 3

4/4/2018
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In which we discuss the third and final part of Adam Curtis’ documentary film series “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace”. This episode explores the development of Selfish Gene theory, the spiraling conflicts in Central Africa, and how we came to believe that we were machines ourselves, with no power to change the world for the better. Links: General Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral...

Duration:01:45:01

011 - All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace, Part 2

3/21/2018
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In which we discuss the second part of Adam Curtis’ documentary film series “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace”. This episode focuses on the development ideas of the ecosystem and the balance of nature, the misapplication of these ideas to human society, and how none of it was even true in the first place. Links: General Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:01:59:53

010 - All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace, Part 1

3/7/2018
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In which we discuss the first part of Adam Curtis’ documentary film series “All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace”. This episode focuses on the outsized influence of Ayn Rand on the late 20th century, and the belief that her philosophy could help to create a stable world that would last forever. Links: General Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:01:36:22

009 - Red Plenty, Part 2

2/21/2018
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In which we discuss Francis Spufford’s book “Red Plenty”. This is part two of a two-part series, if you missed part one you should go back to the previous episode and start there. Links: Red Plenty on Amazon.comGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:01:15:37

008 - Red Plenty, Part 1

2/7/2018
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In which we discuss Francis Spufford’s book “Red Plenty”. Part 2 will air in two weeks. Links: Red Plenty on Amazon.comGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:01:12:39

007 - Alienation

1/24/2018
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In which we talk about the theory of Alienation. Links: General Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:01:24:28

006 - Of Flying Cars And The Declining Rate Of Profit

1/10/2018
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In which we talk about David Graeber’s 2012 essay “Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit”. Links: Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of ProfitGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on archive.org

Duration:02:00:24

005 - The Californian Ideology

12/27/2017
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In this episode we discuss the 1995 essay “The Californian Ideology” by Richard Barbrook and Andy Cameron. This episode was recorded before the Blade Runner 2049 episodes, so in the recording it’s misidentified as “Episode 3″, don’t @ us. Links: The Californian Ideology (pdf)The Californian Ideology on WikipediaGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodhttps://soundcloud.com/giunitpod

Duration:01:05:12

004 - Blade Runner 2049, Part 2

12/13/2017
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In which we resume our discussion of Blade Runner 2049. This episode is part two of a two-part series, so you should go back to episode 003 if you missed it the first time. Links: Blade Runner 2049 on IMDBA full reading of the Baseline Test on YoutubeGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodhttps://soundcloud.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on Facebook

Duration:01:37:24

003 - Blade Runner 2049, Part 1

11/29/2017
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In which we discuss Blade Runner 2049, a fantastic piece of dystopian sci-fi, and a movie which has a lot to say about Ecological Collapse, Technology, Labor, and Alienation. This episode is part one of a two-part series, so tune in two weeks from now for the second part. Links: Blade Runner 2049 on IMBDA full reading of the Baseline Test on YoutubeGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodhttps://soundcloud.com/giunitpodGeneral...

Duration:01:38:54

002 - Four Futures

11/15/2017
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In this episode we talk about the book “Four Futures” by Peter Frase. The book shows four possible scenarios for life beyond Capitalism, some much more pleasant than others. Links: Four Futures at Verso BooksThe 2011 Four Futures EssayGeneral Intellect Unit on iTuneshttp://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodhttps://soundcloud.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on Facebook

Duration:01:39:35

001 - Podcast of the Cybernetic Marxists

10/31/2017
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The first episode of General Intellect Unit, in which Shane and Kyle introduce the show and talk a little bit about Marx’s idea of a “General Intellect” Links: http://generalintellectunit.nethttps://twitter.com/giunitpodhttps://soundcloud.com/giunitpodGeneral Intellect Unit on FacebookGeneral Intellect Unit on iTunes

Duration:00:30:52