Team Human: Live at Gray Area Night Two: Erik Davis, Josette Melchor, and Lauren McCarthy

Team Human Live at Gray Area Foundation For the Arts: Night Two (in two parts)

Playing for Team Human today is interactive artist Lauren McCarthy. Lauren’s thought provoking work brings a unique and creative perspective on social interaction and the intersection of humans and technology.

Check out her most recent project Lauren: A Human Smart Home Intelligence, What if Alexa were a real person? McCarthy lived the part, and shares her experience as a human AI on Team Human this week:

Part 2 concludes our series of live shows recorded at Gray Area Foundation for the Arts :

Picking up where we left off last week and joining Douglas on stage are teammates Erik Davis and Josette Melchor. Erik Davis is the author of TechgnosisNomad Codes and host of The Expanding Mind podcast. Erik and Douglas start with the big question, “What the fuck is going on here?” What begins with a few laughs quickly digs into a mind-expanding conversation about those gray areas between religion, technology, and psychedelics. Erik and Douglas look for coherence and connection in these fractious times.

Making this message concrete is Gray Area’s founder Josette Melchor. Josette resurrects our show segment “Real People Doing Real Things.” She offers both practical and profound lessons on building a safe space for community, creativity, and artistic exploration.

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As we conclude this series, we’d like to thank our teammates at Gray Area; Josette Melchor, Seabrook Gubbins, Alric Burns, our guests for both nights Annalee NewitzHoward RheingoldLauren McCarthy, Erik Davis, and (again!) Josette Melchor. Thank you to the San Francisco community who came out to support and participate in the show. And sincere gratitude to our Patreon members who’s sustaining subscriptions made travel and recording possible.