Team Human: Don’t have to look like a refugee

   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 […]   read more »

Team Human: New Episodes and Live Show!

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 […]   read more »

Team Human: Stupid Smart Cities and the Real Economy

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 […]   read more »

Cannabis: Stealth Goddess

I’ve gotten a few requests lately for access to an essay I wrote, gosh, maybe 20 years ago for Julie Holland’s book on marijuana, The Pot Book: The Complete Guide to Cannabis. It’s called Cannabis: Stealth Goddess, and it argues that: Like a girlfriend or boyfriend who sees the “real” you, marijuana desperately wants you […]   read more »

Team Human: Live at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts Parts 1 & 2

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 […]   read more »

Team Human: Automated, Embedded, and… Objective?

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 […]   read more »

Team Human: Music for Aliens and Live in San Francisco!

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 […]   read more »