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 the motivation driving this podcast and the connections being forged through its members.

Playing first for Team Human on episode 75 is Annalee Newitz, author of the mind blowing sci-fi novel Autonomous, as well as prior work Scatter Adapt and Remember: How Humans will Survive a Mass Extinction, founder of I09, and journalist for outlets such as Ars Technica among many others.

Annalee joins Douglas on stage to talk about artificial intelligence, autonomy, tech ethics, robot sex, saving the planet and more. It’s a lively discussion, energized by the presence of a wonderful and welcoming audience.

In part two of our special live recording of Team Human at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in San Fransisco. Joining Douglas on stage is cyberculture pioneer, educator, artist, author, visionary, and shoe painter, Howard Rheingold.

“Mind amplifiers,” “psychedelic signifiers,” and “the instrumental vs. the sacred” are just the tip of the iceberg in a conversation that explores how we got to this moment in technology and society; and ultimately where we hope to go. Following Rushkoff and Rheingold’s conversation, Annalee Newitz (hear Newitz’s conversation in part 1) rejoins the team for a roundtable discussion and audience Q & A.

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