Host / Producer
Author, media theorist, and professor Douglas Rushkoff has contributed a number of pages to the team playbook. His many books including Program or Be Programed, Present Shock, and Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus all look deep into the question of reprogramming society to better serve humans. With each episode of Team Human, Rushkoff grapples with complex issues of agency, social justice, and all those quirky non-binary corners of life in a highly approachable and engaging podcast.
Why Team Human?
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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.
Hosted by world-renowned media theorist Professor Douglas Rushkoff, Team Human is a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred engagement with the most important issues of our time: the relationship of human beings to the operating systems that usurp our autonomy – be they economic systems amplified by digital technology, or the digital technologies themselves.
Through his signature, energetic and informative monologues, Rushkoff brings listeners into his seminar room, breaking open their minds with new, counterintuitive, yet entirely comprehensible takes on why technology, the economy, the media, and politics work the way they do – as well as how to promote a human agenda in the face of institutional forces that are at once extractive, alienating, and digitally amplified.
Then comes an in-depth interview with one of Rushkoff’s many friends – all “players for team human” – working on the frontlines of the cultural, economic, and environmental sustainability: the people behind Occupy Debt, Black Lives Matter, Institute for the Future, Anonymous, corporate reform, labor leaders, community supported agriculture, local currency, ecological renewal, public education, and more.
Most important, listeners can forge solidarity with our guests and their communities online at TeamHuman.fm, an ever-expanding index of resources, practitioners, and communities engaged in the ideas and strategies explored on each program.
Team Human is a production of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens College, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the needs of people in an increasingly automated society.
Teammates and Music
Zago is a visual design and strategy studio focused on projects that encourage positive social change. Their underwriting grant helped us kickstart this first season of Team Human. Zago also designed our logo.
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