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 »

Team Human: New Episodes and Live Shows

Team Human is coming to a theater near you! We’re starting to schedule live Team Human events, that then become Team Human podcasts. The first one is: Team Human at Gray Area Arts, Grand Theater, San Francisco Feb 16, 7p: Annalee Newitz & Howard Rheingold, guests. Feb 17, 7p: Lauren McCarthy, Erik Davis, Josette Melchor, […]   read more »

Team Human: “It Starts With Listening”

Playing for Team Human today is Danielle Butin, founder of the Afya Foundation. Afya collects and sends surplus medical supplies from the US to those who need them around the world. In today’s conversation with Douglas, Danielle shares not only stories of the good accomplished through Afya, but also a broader strategy for human intervention. How did […]   read more »

Team Human: “Full Immersion”

Today on the Team Human podcast, we host a conversation with immersion experience artist and pioneer Ghislaine Boddington. Ghislaine joins Douglas to talk about how we might bring our bodies with us into the digital realm. Rather than diminish the role of the physical body, Ghislaine’s work celebrates the body as an integral part of […]   read more »

Team Human: Stacco Troncoso “The Commons is the Glue”

Playing for Team Human today is Stacco Troncoso of the P2P Foundation. Stacco brings with him deep knowledge and enthusiasm for the power of the commons. Stacco and the Commons Transition team put their faith in people, believing in the potential of diverse, empowered communities to address complex problems. Far from a utopian fantasy, P2P offers […]   read more »