Ep. 32 Laszlo Karafiath PhD "Meme Wars"
Playing for Team Human today, memeticist and social change agent Laszlo Karafiath Ph.D.
Laszlo, memetic engineer for Culture 2, shares his analysis of the weaponized media now paralyzing so much of our thought, and tells us what we have to do - collectively - to build our immunity to thought viruses. Together Karafiath and Rushkoff look at the ways we might redeploy memetic power to foster positive social change.
Also on today's show - Rushkoff on avoiding the rabbit holes of speculation and distraction in the context of war and the volatile Trump administration. How might we get back to the work of rebuilding society rather than being pulled deeper into the sensationalized narratives unfolding on our screens?
Author of The Patterning Instinct and The Web of Meaning, Jeremy Lent helps us see through to the meaning that informs our science so that it can be used to embrace the paradox of our existence, rather than reducing it down to a form suitable only for exploitation.In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how well-natured attempts to improve language will almost always fall short because of the underlying structure of the language we use. “We must also accept that language is just another medium that will almost always fail to say what we truly mean.”📚 You can read Rushkoff’s “What if All Language is Oppressive?” on Medium.📖 The Web of Meaningis available now. It’s an important refutation of the orthodox materialism that is plaguing science and culture. It’s a helpful reminder that those of us experiencing the world as a meaningful place are not the crazy ones.🌍Jeremy Lent will be joining Team Human’s official Discord channel on Friday, August 6, at 1:00 PM ET for a special Team Human Salon.Begin supporting Team Human on Patreon today for as little as $2 per month to gain access to our Discord community, the Team Human Team Feed featuring bonus content, archived conversations with Timothy Leary and Terence McKenna, t-shirts, and various other digital rewards.
Heather Dewey-Hagborg + Joerg Blumtritt "An Oral History of the Internet" (Preview)
Here’s a sneak preview of this week’s Team Human Patreon-exclusive bonus content: Rushkoff, information artist and bio-hacker Heather Dewey-Hagborg, and visiting Assistant Professor of Practice of Interactive Media Joerg Blumtritt participate in‘An Oral History of the Internet’. Rushkoff shares his early experience of the internet how the internet has changed over time. This project was sponsored by the NYUAD Art Gallery and the NYUAD Institute. Originally recorded June 9, 2021.🌍 You can become a contributing supporter of Team Human for as little as $2 per month by visiting: patreon.com/teamhuman. When you join you'll instantly gain access to:👉The Team Human "Team Feed" featuring conversations with Timothy Leary, Terrence McKenna, Joanna Harcourt-Smith, David Lynch, and more.👉 Access to Team Human's community Discord.👉 Access to Team Human Salons featuring live conversations with Rushkoff.👉 Bonuses including digital copies of Rushkoff's books, long sleeve t-shirts, and more at various tiers.
Co-Founder & Director of the Institute for the Study of Energy & Our Future, Nate Hagens deconstructs some of our deeply held beliefs about climate change and offers us a few dangerous and inexpensive ways to keep our species sustainably happy. How can we learn to live with less?📺 Watch Nate Hagens’ Earth and Humanity: Myth and Reality