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 saw in interactive media the tools to beat fascism, why it didn’t work, and how “master plans” prevent true change. This is conversation embodied more thoughtfulness than I’ve experienced in a long while.
Plus this week, a fascinating conversation about the power of storytelling to elicit empathy and connection. Playwright and author Jessica Blank offers deep insights into the transformative power of narrative.
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