TED Salon: How to be Team Human in the Digital Future

Team Human Live Shows

Jan 8: Team Human Live at Betaworks NYC: A Conversation with Douglas Rushkoff and Seth Godin: Details.

Jan 16: Assemblage NYC: Story as an Instrument for Social Change. Details.

Jan 22: McNally Jackson NYC. Team Human: Douglas Rushkoff with Georgia Frances King. Details.

Jan 23: Team Human Book Launch at Civic Hall: Douglas Rushkoff with Siobhan O’Connor. 6:00 PM. Details

Jan 24: Team Human Book Signing and Talk Politics and Prose
Washington D.C. | 7:00 PM Details 

Jan 28: For Future Reference: TEAM HUMAN with Douglas Rushkoff
Palo Alto, CA | 6:00 PM Details

Jan 29: Team Human Book Signing and Talk City Lights
San Francisco, CA | 7:00 PM Details

Jan 30: Douglas Rushkoff: Team Human Commonwealth Club
San Francisco, CA | 6:30 PM Details.

Feb 4: Team Human Live with Special Guest Naomi Klein
WNYC Greenespace New York, NY | 7:00 PM Details

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Douglas Rushkoff

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.

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Why Team Human?

People driven solutions
for a relentlessly
controlled and
top-down society

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Autonomous technologies, runaway markets and weaponized media seem to have overturned civil society, paralyzing our ability to think constructively, connect meaningfully, or act purposefully. It feels as if civilization itself were on the brink, and that we lack the collective willpower and coordination necessary to address issues of vital importance to the very survival of our species.

The simplest way to understand and change our predicament is to recognize that being human is a team sport. We cannot be fully human, alone. Anything that brings us together fosters our humanity. Likewise, anything that separates us makes us less human, and less able to exercise our will.

Team Human is a podcast striving to amplify human connection. Each week we are engaging in real-time, no-holds-barred discussions with people who are hacking the machine to make it more compatible with human life, and helping redefine what it means to stay human in a digital age. Members of Team Human include debt activists  Astra Taylor and Tom GokeyYes-man Andy Bichlbaumco-op organizer Esteban KellyDNA artist Heather Dewey-HagborgFairphone founder Bas Van AbelTony winning playwright JT Rogers, and counterculture pioneer R.U. Sirius and so many more, including, hopefully, you.

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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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Team Human episodes feature Fugazi’s “Foreman’s Dog”

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Mike Watt

Also featured on the show is music from Mike Watt’s Hyphenated Man

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