Two New Team Human Episodes: Fred Turner and Jessica Blank

I want to make sure you don’t miss this conversation with Fred Turner featured on last week’s Team Human: How were the early utopian visions of technology subsumed into an ideology of individualism and ultimately, consumerism? Fred Turner, author of Counterculture to Cyberculture and The Surround, discusses with me how Gregory Bateson and Margaret Meade […]   read more »

Team Human: Nora Bateson on Complexity, Relationships, and “Warm Data”

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 […]   read more »

Team Human: Nathan Schneider on Platform Cooperativism

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 […]   read more »

Team Human: Giving Each Other Some Slack w/ Sarah Lageson PhD

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. […]   read more »

Team Human: Seeing New Worlds w/ danah boyd

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 […]   read more »

Team Human reaches its 100th Episode!

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: […]   read more »

Team Human: Finding the Other “Others”

My guest today on the Team Human podcast Eliott Edge reminds me of myself, 25 years ago, when I’d hang out with Timothy Leary, Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson or R.U. Sirius and ponder the wildest possibilities for the emerging digital landscape. He has just written his first book, a set of three essays on […]   read more »

Team Human: Ep. 98 Chris Dancy “I Put Myself In Airplane Mode”

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 […]   read more »