Ep. 88 Eli Pariser “The Ground Under Our Feet”

May 30, 2018

Playing for Team Human today is Eli Pariser, author of The Filter Bubble, former director of MoveOn.org and current chief executive of Upworthy.com

Eli uses media to make what’s important popular, rather than the other way around. Upworthy.com is a story-driven website focused on magnifying meaningful conversations that encourage positive social change. On today’s episode, Eli and Douglas mine our reality tunnels, looking at how perspective shapes meaning and what strategies we might employ to ground democracy in greater consciousness and empathy.

On the theme of reality, Douglas opens with the viral craze over the “Yanni/Laurel” audio clip. Can we really say that everything is just a matter how you hear it?

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On today’s show you heard intro and outro music thanks to Fugazi and Dischord records. You also heard “Dead on Arrival” by Throbbing Gristle. Check out Episode 67 with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.

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Eli photo By Knight Foundation (Eli Pariser) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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