Author: Douglas Rushkoff

   Whenever you’re confused by something Trump is doing, remember: he’s less a politician than a propagandist. Don’t look to the policy for the logic driving his actions — look at the pictures. This week, progressives are confused and outraged by the imagery coming out of Texas showing immigrant children being separated from their parents and […]

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Did you catch last week’s Team Human conversation with author, occcult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv? Jason helps us to see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick […]

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Start your week off with two great Team Human conversations. This week we featured the brilliant technology and society researcher Molly Sauter. Molly helps us to see how stupid some “smart city” visions really are. Molly and Douglas discuss the extractive, “mining ethos” of the tech investment swarm, and how this mentality does harm to […]

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Three great new episodes are posted at Grounding digital in the physical… On Episode 83, Rushkoff opens with a monologue on the value of the humanities. Is education just job training, or should it be something more? Rushkoff is then joined by designer, technology historian, and author of the new book Architectural Intelligence, Professor Molly Wright […]

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Team Human covers a wide range of topics. In the past two weeks we’ve posted two unique shows. First up is the return of “Real People Doing Real Things,” a segment where Douglas finds people not just talking about the platform, the app, or the idea but really getting their hands dirty. Suzanne Slomin runs […]

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Team Human Live at Gray Area Foundation For the Arts: Night Two (in two parts) Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology. Check out her most recent project Lauren: A Human Smart Home Intelligence, […]

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Check out these first two installments of a series of fascinating Team Human conversations recorded before a live audience at the Grand Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District, home to Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Rushkoff kicks off this live series with an excerpt from his forthcoming Team Human Manifesto, an excellent primer on […]

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Did you know parole and sentencing algorithms are just as racist as the people who program them? Gives a whole new meaning to “machine learning”: Playing for Team Human this week, interdisciplinary thinker and emerging philosopher of technology Damien Williams. Williams and Rushkoff look at the embedded biases of technology and the values programed into […]

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Come hear Douglas host live Team Human conversations this week in San Francisco!  Join us on February 16 and 17 at Gray Area Foundation located at the historic Grand Theater in the Mission District. Find out what, if anything, makes people different than machines, and how we can fight back against the stultifying effects of digital […]

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