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Ep. 02 Richard Maxwell “Greening the Media”

Special Pre-Launch Episode: Recorded January 2016

Playing for Team Human today is Professor Richard Maxwell. Richard Maxwell is a political economist of media. His research begins at the intersection of politics and economics to analyze the global media, their social and cultural impact, and the policies that regulate their reach and operations. Richard has published on a wide array of media topics. Recent work includes The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media (Editor) Media and the Ecological Crisis (co-editor) and Greening the Media with Toby Miller. In this episode of Team Human, Professor Maxwell provides an eye opening account of the environmental damage caused by media technology, the myth of a “Post Industrial” society, and what we must do create a world sustainable for people.

Richard Maxwell and Toby Miller’s regular column, “Greening the Media” can be read here at Psychology Today.

Inspired by this episode to get involved? Visit our ever-expanding resources page to learn how to transform your own technology consumption along with ways to exert pressure on the big polluters and labor exploiters across the globe.

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