Month: October 2017

A high school basketball team organizes a canned food drive. A church volunteer group restocks the local pantry with donations from Walmart. Each example are seemingly positive pictures of American civic engagement… So what’s wrong with this picture? On Douglas Rushkoff’s Team Human podcast today is Andy Fisher, author of Big Hunger: the Unholy Alliance […]

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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 Douglas Rushkoff’s 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 […]

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Joining Douglas Rushkoff today over on the Team Human podcast 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 the show Richard and Douglas challenge the idea that technological “progress” is a panacea for solving systems-level crises like […]

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