Dispatches

Playing for Team Human today is systems thinker, writer, and filmmaker Nora Bateson. Nora will be telling us how to stop looking at things as objects and begin seeing the spaces and connections between them. It’s not too late to bring our species back from the brink! This conversation was recorded backstage in Palo Alto at the […]

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Playing for Team Human today, a double header of people trying to effect real cultural change in very different ways. Up first is cultural anthropologist, host of the 2 Dope Boys podcast, and consultant Philip McKenzie. Philip makes the case for injecting corporate america with the values of social justice by subverting the machine from […]

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Playing for Team Human today is platform cooperative activist, journalist, and author of Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition that Is Shaping the Next Economy, Nathan Schneider. With contemporary examples and historical context, Nathan makes the case that the cooperative movement is not mere utopian idealism, but a very real and vital economic shift that […]

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What happens when our past becomes indelibly fixed in the online databases that shape our digital identities? Is there ever escape from the internet’s permanent memory for our blemishes and increasingly public misfortunes? Sarah Lageson studies the serious social ramifications and new forms of “digital punishment” meted out by the growth of online crime data. […]

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Playing for Team Human today, technology and social media scholar, founder of Data & Society Research Institute, and author of It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens, danah boyd. On today’s episode, Douglas and danah talk about stepping outside of our narrow worldviews. How does technology amplify our biases? Where does human agency lie in […]

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Team Human celebrates its 100th episode with this special “double feature,” recorded live before an audience at Civic Hall in Manhattan. Today’s show features artist and journalist Molly Crabapple and DJ and author Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) in conversation with Douglas on the power of art to “see across borders.” From the show notes: […]

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This week, a guest you might not necessarily expect is on Team Human. Joining Douglas is Chris Dancy, “mindful cyborg” and “the most connected man on earth.” In this episode, perhaps the most candid and open conversation on Team Human to date, Dancy shares his personal story. He explains how technology saved his life, not […]

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“Parker Posey steps outside of the shrunken screen to find magic in the unscripted and the unknown.” Playing for Team Human today, actress, movie star, visionary of the human-centered future, and — perhaps most importantly – Gracie the Wonderdog’s human partner, Parker Posey. Parker will be sharing what it’s like to play a supposedly evil […]

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