Tuesday, May 16, 2023
TV Producer and Author of Screenage: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race Fenton Bailey discusses the nature of the screen and the power it has unleashed for a designer reality.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how re-socializing the people can help us change the register.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Individual Liberty is No Longer the Goal, on Medium.📕 Screenage: How TV Shaped Our Reality From Tammy Faye to RuPaul’s Drag Race by Fenton Bailey is now available.About Fenton BaileyFenton Bailey is an award-winning producer and director who has worked with the likes of RuPaul, Britney Spears and Monica Lewinsky. He co-founded World of Wonder in 1991 whose ocumentaries have won acclaim for their focus on society's oddballs and outliers. Their show RuPaul's Drag Race has won dozens of Emmy Awards and they were executive producers on the 2021 biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, which won two Oscars.Keep up with Fenton BaileyTwitter | LinkTree🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed.
Monday, May 8, 2023
Kibbitz Room VII live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the seventh Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, April 28, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about how AI will influence art and music production, the differences between artistic and corporate use of AI, and overcoming fear. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how AIs are trained to imitate, amplify, and accelerate human behavior — and why that means humans need to be good to each other now more than ever.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Teach Your Children, Even if They’re AIs, on Medium.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed.
Monday, April 24, 2023
Cofounder of Greenpeace and writer of the Deep Green column Rex Weyler helps us transcend the idea that we can fix the environment – or anything else – so we can finally learn to participate as members of a living world.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how re-socializing people can help us change the register. 📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Individual Liberty is No Longer the Goal, on Medium.About Rex WeylerRex Weyler is a writer and ecologist. His books include Blood of the Land, a history of indigenous American nations, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize; Greenpeace: The Inside Story, a finalist for the BC Book Award and the Shaughnessy-Cohen Award for Political Writing; and The Jesus Sayings, a deconstruction of first century history, a finalist for the BC Book Award.In the 1970s, Weyler was a cofounder of Greenpeace International and editor of the Greenpeace Chronicles. He served on campaigns to preserve rivers and forests, and to stop whaling, sealing, and toxic dumping.He currently posts the “Deep Green” column at the Greenpeace International website. He lives on Cortes Island in British Columbia, with his wife, artist Lisa Gibbons.
Friday, April 14, 2023
Claire Leibowicz, Justin Hendrix, John Borthwick, and Douglas Rushkoff - live at Betaworks
Head of the AI and Media Integrity Program at the Partnership on AI (PAI) Claire Leibowicz, Tech Policy Press CEO and Editor Justin Hendrix, Betaworks CEO John Borthwick, and Douglas Rushkoff come up with guiding principles for the future of artificial intelligence on a live panel discussion recorded at Betaworks on Monday, April 3.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff announces a new MA program in Media Arts and Performance, for community-minded artist, media activists, and performers.📰 You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Wanna Make Something Together, on Medium.About Claire LeibowiczClaire Leibowicz is the Head of the AI and Media Integrity Program at The Partnership on AI (PAI) and a doctoral candidate at Oxford. Claire has worked in AI and society for almost a decade, developing multistakeholder strategies, researching responsible AI, and informing technology practices and policies.Keep up with Claire LeibowiczWebsite | Twitter | LinkedIn | Partnership on AIAbout Justin HendrixJustin Hendrix is CEO and Editor of Tech Policy Press, a new nonprofit media venture concerned with the intersection of technology and democracy. Previously, he was Executive Director of NYC Media Lab. He spent over a decade at The Economist in roles including Vice President, Business Development & Innovation. He is an associate research scientist and adjunct professor at NYU Tandon School of Engineering. Opinions expressed here are his own.Keep up with Justin Hendrix:📰 Tech Policy Press | Twitter | LinkedInAbout John BorthwickJohn Borthwick is CEO of betaworks. betaworks is a technology company that builds and invests in companies across the social, data driven media internet. Companies that betaworks has built include Giphy, Dots, bitly and Chartbeat. Betaworks also acquired and re-launched Digg and Instapaper. Prior to betaworks, John was Senior Vice President of Alliances and Technology Strategy for Time Warner Inc. John’s company, WP-Studio, founded in 1994, was one of the first content studios in New York’s Silicon Alley. John holds an MBA from Wharton (1994) and an undergraduate degree BA in Economics from Wesleyan University (1987). He sits on the board of WNYC and the New Museum.Keep up with John BorthwickBetaworks | Twitter | LinkedIn | Betaworks AI Camp: Argument
Thursday, March 30, 2023
Marina Gorbis & Jerry Davis
Executive Director of the Institute for the Future Marina Gorbis and Institute for the Future Equitable Enterprise Initiative Advisor Jerry Davis discuss how to change the register from industrial values to collaborative commerce.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how denaturalizing power reveals the constructed landscape.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, If it Ain’t Real, Don’t Fix it, on Medium.About Marina GorbisMarina Gorbis is Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), a 50-year old non-profit research and educational organization based in Silicon Valley. She has brought a foresight and a futures perspective to hundreds of organizations in business, education, government, philanthropy, and civic society. Marina’s current research focuses on transformations in the world of work and new forms of value creation. 📕 The Nature of the Future | 🎙 Future Now Podcast | TwitterAbout Jerry DavisJerry Davis is the Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology, The University of Michigan. Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.📕 Managed by the Markets | TwitterFor more about IFTF:Equitable Enterprise Initiative | Website | LinkedIn | Twitter
Monday, March 20, 2023
Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and author of Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream Alissa Quart helps us dispel the myth of the self-made man once and for all.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why he believes we’ve hit peak billionaire mindset.📖 Alissa Quart’s book, Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream, is now available.About Alissa Quart:Alissa Quart is the author of five acclaimed books of nonfiction including the forthcoming Bootstrapped: Liberating Ourselves from the American Dream (Ecco, 2023), Squeezed (Ecco/HarperCollins, 2018), Republic of Outsiders (The New Press, 2013), Hothouse Kids (Penguin Press, 2006), and Branded (Basic Books, 2004). She is the Executive Director of the non-profit the Economic Hardship Reporting Project and is also the author of two books of poetry, Thoughts and Prayers and Monetized. She has written for many publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and TIME. Her honors include an Emmy, an SPJ award, and received a Nieman fellowship. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.Keep up with Alissa Quart:Twitter | LinkedIn | Economic Hardship Reporting Hardship
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Kibbitz Room V live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the sixth Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. This show was recorded on Friday, February 17, 2023.Rushkoff fields questions about virtual reality’s potential to transform storytelling, what it means to be punk, and how artists can navigate recent tech layoffs.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses four interventions in the human machine he plans to explore with the Institute for the Future.🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed.
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Journalist, Tea Pub operator, and Founder of SolarPunk Stories Alex Holland helps us learn to tell better and more constructive stories about our collective future.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how AI can be compared to the Conquistadors.📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How We Taught Technology to Program Humans, on Medium.📕 Read Sell the SizzleAbout Alex Holland:Alex has worked as a journalist in the UK, Venezuela and India, started and led the campaign to stop Brixton Market getting knocked down and created the world's first Tea Pub which was also Crowdcube's most shared startup. He loves reading, writing and is one of these lost tribes of posh people who was born in Brixton.📰 Keep up with SolarPunk stories:Substack🌍 Team Human is made possible thanks to the generous support of our listeners on Patreon. Your support will unlock access to our Discord community and exclusive bonus content from the Rushkoff archive on our Team Human Team Feed.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Co-founder of the Commons Stack and Token Engineering researcher at BlockScience Jeff Emmett tells us about the wonders of mycelia - and why we may all want to start considering ourselves mycopunks.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how the only answer to more tech is more human investment📰 You can read a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, How to Grade Papers Written by AI, on Medium.🍄 Learn more about Mycopunk PrinciplesAbout Jeff Emmett:Jeff Emmett is a Token Engineering researcher at BlockScience, and co-founder of the Commons Stack. Drawing inspiration from mycelial networks and biomimetic processes, he realized he is and always has been a mycopunk - but now there's a word for it! His goal is to iterate towards a toolkit for customizable regenerative economies that support purpose-driven communities and mitigate the excesses of modern capitalism. Jeff is the author of Rewriting the Story of Human Collaboration and Challenges & Approaches to Scaling the Global Commons.Keep up with Jeff Emmett:Twitter | LinkedInMusic by:Human - Formidable VegetableMycelium Around Ya - Formidable Vegetable