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Douglas Rushkoff
Douglas Rushkoff
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
Media Theorist | Author | Host of Team Human | Professor of Media Theory and Activism
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From Douglas’ Website:

Named one of the “world’s ten most influential intellectuals” by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an author and documentarian who studies human autonomy in a digital age. His twenty books include the just-published Team Human, based on his podcast, as well as the bestsellers Present Shock, Throwing Rocks and the Google Bus, Program or Be Programmed, Life Inc, and Media Virus. He also made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like, The Persuaders, and Merchants of Cool. His book Coercion won the Marshall McLuhan Award, and the Media Ecology Association honored him with the first Neil Postman Award for Career Achievement in Public Intellectual Activity.

Rushkoff’s work explores how different technological environments change our relationship to narrative, money, power, and one another. He coined such concepts as “viral media,” “screenagers,” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice.

He a research fellow of the Institute for the Future, and founder of the Laboratory for Digital Humanism at CUNY/Queens, where he is a Professor of Media Theory and Digital Economics. He is a columnist for Medium, and his novels and comics, Ecstasy Club, A.D.D, and Aleister & Adolf, are all being developed for the screen.


From Wikipedia:

Douglas is also known for his advocacy of open source solutions to social problems.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Janelle Orsi
Published on: 10 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room II live from the Team Human Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 3 Aug 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Conner Habib
Published on: 27 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen
Published on: 20 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Kibbitz Room live from the Virtual Apocalypse Bunker
Published on: 13 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Philip Rosedale
Published on: 6 Jul 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Lisa Lovebucket
Published on: 29 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Nick Kroll
Published on: 15 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

A Closer Look at Cyberia (KOPB, 1994) – Preview
Published on: 8 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Micah Sifry
Published on: 1 Jun 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cyberia @ Powell's Books (1994) – Preview
Published on: 25 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Sue Thomas
Published on: 18 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Special Announcement: Survival of the Richest
Published on: 11 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Neşe Devenot and David Nickles
Published on: 4 May 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cyber Salon 2002 – Preview
Published on: 27 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Hannah Close
Published on: 20 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Judaism as an Approach to Media and Society – Nothing Sacred Interview Preview
Published on: 13 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ari Wallach
Published on: 6 Apr 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “There's No Such Thing as Content” – Trend Day Keynote Preview
Published on: 30 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Mark Stahlman
Published on: 23 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Religion As Open-Source Proposition” – Preview
Published on: 16 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Laurie Segall
Published on: 9 Mar 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

David McRaney
Published on: 23 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Hidden Potential” – GEL 2006 Preview
Published on: 16 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Vicki Robin
Published on: 9 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff “Open-Source Reality” – Preview
Published on: 2 Feb 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Divya Siddarth
Published on: 26 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Renee Hobbs
Published on: 19 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Jamie Cohen
Published on: 12 Jan 22 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Maggie McGuane
Published on: 22 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Alex Kazemi – Preview
Published on: 15 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Stuart Swezey
Published on: 8 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Cristian Movila – Preview
Published on: 1 Dec 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

David Zweig
Published on: 24 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Greg Barris – Preview
Published on: 17 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ryan George
Published on: 10 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Unfinished Live “A Better Web is Possible: How Do We Make it Happen?” – Preview
Published on: 3 Nov 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

xiaowei r. wang – Live from Unfinished Live
Published on: 27 Oct 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Amber Case Twitter Spaces – Preview
Published on: 20 Oct 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ryan Broderick
Published on: 13 Oct 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Sarah Pessin – Preview (2021 Salon)
Published on: 6 Oct 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Ellen Pearlman
Published on: 29 Sep 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

The Yes Men on Newsmax – Preview
Published on: 22 Sep 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Richard Heinberg
Published on: 15 Sep 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

R. U. Sirius (1993) – Preview
Published on: 8 Sep 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Irwin Kula
Published on: 1 Sep 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Special Report: Yes Men's Andy Bichlbaum Pranks Newsmax
Published on: 23 Aug 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Sarah Pessin
Published on: 18 Aug 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Jeremy Lent Salon – Preview
Published on: 11 Aug 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Naomi Klein
Published on: 4 Aug 21 in Douglas Rushkoff – Podcast by Douglas Rushkoff

Team Human
Team Human
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A manifesto on civilization and human nature
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Team Human is a manifesto―a fiery distillation of preeminent digital theorist Douglas Rushkoff’s most urgent thoughts on civilization and human nature. In one hundred lean and incisive statements, he argues that we are essentially social creatures and that we achieve our greatest aspirations when we work together―not as individuals. Yet today society is threatened by a vast antihuman infrastructure that undermines our ability to connect. Money, once a means of exchange, is now a means of exploitation; education, conceived as a way to elevate the working class, has become another assembly line; and the internet has only further divided us into increasingly atomized and radicalized groups.

Team Human delivers a call to arms. If we are to resist and survive these destructive forces, we must recognize that being human is a team sport. In Rushkoff’s own words: “Being social may be the whole point.” Harnessing wide-ranging research on human evolution, biology, and psychology, Rushkoff shows that when we work together we realize greater happiness, productivity, and peace. If we can find the others who understand this fundamental truth and reassert our humanity―together―we can make the world a better place to be human.

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Ten Commands for a Digital Age
"A deceptively simple but very important book" | "Everyone should read this"
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The debate over whether the Net is good or bad for us fills the airwaves and the blogosphere. But for all the heat of claim and counter-claim, the argument is essentially beside the point: It’s here; it’s everywhere. The real question is, do we direct technology, or do we let ourselves be directed by it and those who have mastered it? “Choose the former,” writes Rushkoff, “and you gain access to the control panel of civilization. Choose the latter, and it could be the last real choice you get to make.”

In ten chapters, composed of ten “commands” accompanied by original illustrations from comic artist Leland Purvis, in Program or Be Programmed, Rushkoff provides cyber enthusiasts and technophobes alike with the guidelines to navigate this new universe.

In this spirited, accessible poetics of new media, Rushkoff picks up where Marshall McLuhan left off, helping readers come to recognize programming as the new literacy of the digital age––and as a template through which to see beyond social conventions and power structures that have vexed us for centuries. This is a friendly little book with a big and actionable message.

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When Everything Happens Now
"..refreshing antidote to promises of digital Utopia.." | "..brilliant insight.. "
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People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, and compile knowledge. We strove for an instantaneous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the future’s arrived. We live in a continuous now enabled by Twitter, email, and a so-called real-time technological shift. Yet this “now” is an elusive goal that we can never quite reach. And the dissonance between our digital selves and our analog bodies has thrown us into a new state of anxiety: present shock.

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Recent Videos and Podcasts where Douglas Rushkoff has been interviewed

Jim talks with Douglas Rushkoff about where the internet came from, where it might go, & how to move from dystopian despair to productive engagement. Loosely following the syllabus for (Re-)Designing …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. In his monologue, …Read more
Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience …Read more
I overhead a couple of high school students this morning talking about their college options. “I don’t think I’m going to apply to Grinnel, anymore,” one said. “Or Rice,” the …Read more
Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to …Read more
One of the most common questions I’ve been getting this week is from young investors (they wouldn’t call themselves investors, but they are) wondering why their crypto holdings are going …Read more
Yes, gas prices are up. I saw a woman fill up her old station wagon with premium the other day, and her pump total went over $90. “Ouch!” I said …Read more
I don’t like nice interfaces. I never have. I always found technologies easier to use when they don’t try to humanize themselves for me. Worse, when they do try to …Read more
The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a short, …Read more
I found myself actually bothered by Elon Musk’s tweets today. For the most part, I’ve ignored him the same way I ignore most of what happens on that platform. I …Read more
Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology. In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade …Read more
https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest/about-the-book/description The post Survival of the Richest appeared first on Rushkoff. …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. I learned this when I traveled to a remote resort to deliver was supposed to …Read more
Sometimes it’s hard to write into the news cycle. I don’t like to write hot takes on things, no matter how closely related they may be to my areas of …Read more
Postdoctoral Associate at the Institute for Research in Sensing (IRiS) at the University of Cincinnati Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic …Read more
I was a member of the psychedelic counterculture in the 1980s when pretty much every mind-expanding substance was illegal. For us, that illegality was just an obstacle. Taking a psychedelic …Read more
As media theorist John Culkin first observed, we shape our technologies at the moment of their conception, but from that point forward they shape us. We humans designed the telephone, …Read more
Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship. In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together. Read …Read more
I have always been a fan of fake news. I don’t mean the kind that we see in today’s disinformation campaigns on Facebook and Twitter. It’s the work of 1960’s …Read more
I’ve made no secret of my skepticism about the blockchain as a solution for our economic woes. Yes, the economy is tilted, corrupt, and easily gamed — but the solution …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how …Read more
Political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and a researcher at the RadicalxChange Foundation, Divya Siddarth introduces us to the Pluriverse and challenges us to consider just how many worlds …Read more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I’ve decided to turn off the Wrestlemania passing for national news and focus on my local reality. I was hoping that helping …Read more
Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work …Read more
Head of Education at Digital Void and cultural theorist Jamie Cohen walks us through — and hopefully to the other side — of our fascist media environment. In his monologue, …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the second Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing how the ideals …Read more
Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib shows us how shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a …Read more
UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen help us see how to marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality.🎙 In his monologue, …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server.He fields questions from community members discussing the different …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms.🎙 In his monologue, …Read more
Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shows us how learning to prepare for the worst may give us the resilience …Read more
Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to …Read more
Rushkoff explores the ecosystem of the early internet, the transition from a passive-to-active media environment, and how digital technology disrupts legacy media gatekeepers in a preview of this week’s bonus …Read more
The Connector journalist, activist, and author of The Big Disconnect Micah Sifry helps us find a better, healthier way to metabolize current events. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff offers a …Read more
Here’s a preview of this week’s bonus content: Douglas Rushkoff delivers a reading of Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace Rushkoff at Powell’s Books in 1994. 🌍 Become a …Read more
Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and restore the nature in our technology.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reflects on Program or Be Programmed a decade …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement from Rushkoff about his new book, Survival of the …Read more
Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic renaissance, as …Read more
How can we come to understand the human propensity to organize chaotic experiences into narrative, and our tendency to mistake our narratives for reality? Rushkoff explores in a talk originally …Read more
Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship.🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together.📰 Read …Read more
How can we view Judaism as less of a religion and more of an approach to media and society? Rushkoff explains in an interview originally recorded April 2002. From KAOS …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how …Read more
Here’s an excerpt from a keynote talk Rushkoff delivered at Trend Day 2002, an annual conference presented by Der Spiegel. Rushkoff discusses how the advent of interactivity has rendered the …Read more
President of the Center for the Study for Digital Life Mark Stahlman explains East, West, and Digital, the three spheres he believes are shaping the future of civilization, and how …Read more
Here’s an excerpt from a keynote talk Rushkoff delivered at the Silicon Alley Jewish Center in the early-2000s. Rushkoff explores the tenants of Judaism to learn if they can be …Read more
Journalist, founder of Dot Dot Dot Media, and author of Special Characters: My Adventures with Tech’s Titans and Misfits, Laurie Segall tells us what it’s like to interview people like …Read more
Science journalist and author of the forthcoming book, How Minds Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion, David McRaney explores the circumstances under which minds can change – …Read more
Here’s an excerpt of a talk Rushkoff delivered at Good Experience Live (GEL) 2006 about how hidden potential is wasted potential.🌍 Become a contributing supporter for as little as $2 …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Co-Founder of the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Senior Advisor to the Institute For The Future’s Equitable Enterprise Initiative, Janelle Orsi helps Rushkoff overcome his dream for a turn-key solution for greater wealth distribution. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains how we can transcend both denial and distraction when the world seems to be coming …Read more
How can shared stories and identification with each other’s trauma can help us find a new level of solidarity with one another? Author of Hawk Mountain and Host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner Habib on a new Team Human: Conner Habib | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 216 Author of Hawk Mountain, podcast host of Against Everyone with Conner Habib, Conner …Read more
How can we marry big, top-down efforts with bottom-up reality? UNEP co-champions of the Coalition for Digital Environmental Sustainability (CODES) Éliane Ubalijoro and David Jensen explain. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that no matter how bad things get, the basic principles of ethical behavior remain the same. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Éliane Ubalijoro & David Jensen | Team …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, it’s Team Human! Douglas Rushkoff hosts the first live Team Human call-in show from the community Discord server. He fields questions from community members discussing the different ways of acknowledging the value created and extracted by social media platforms, why algorithms tend to create fear-based affinity groups, and how to consider emerging technologies and Web3 …Read more
Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs Philip Rosedale discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explores how speculators prevent crypto from working as a safe haven. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Philip Rosedale | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 213 Founder of Second Life and High Fidelity …Read more
🎭 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth creator Nick Kroll argues for the power of comedy in challenging times. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wonders if adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Nick Kroll | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 211 Actor, comedian, and Big Mouth …Read more
How can preparing for the worst give us the resilience we need to avoid apocalypse altogether? Founder of The Creative Arts Recruitment Squad and The Post Apocalypse School of Teesside Lisa Lovebucket shares her story on a new episode of Team Human. In his monologue, Rushkoff asks us not to abandon people in red states. Stream, support, and subscribe:Lisa Lovebucket …Read more
🌳 How can we recognize and restore the nature in our technology? Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberculture and Nature and Wellbeing in a Digital Age Sue Thomas joins Rushkoff on a new episode of Team Human. 🎶 Stream, support, and subscribe: Sue Thomas | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 209 Author of Technobiophilia: Nature and Cyberspace Sue Thomas helps us recognize and …Read more
We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement about Rushkoff’s new book, Survival of the Richest, available everywhere September 6, 2022.Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
My new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, is available for pre-order! We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. The Mindset holds that if they have enough money and the right technology, these men can break the laws of physics and morality to escape a disaster …Read more
The dismay and despair you are feeling has one surefire cure: solidarity. Find other people, particularly those in need or related to those in need, and support them as best you can. Let them know you are bearing witness to what they’re going through. Meet and strategize with your own friends and allies. There’s no one solution to any of …Read more
Postdoctoral Scholar in Bioethics at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Neşe Devenot and Managing Editor of Psymposia David Nickles help us evaluate the current psychedelic renaissance, as well as those who may be abusing the power unleashed by the substances. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how psychedelics, like everything else, are political. Stream, support, and subscribe …Read more
As psychedelics make a new comeback — this time with the support of the psychotherapeutic and investment community alike — we must be more conscious of the politics, economics, and power at stake. That’s why I’ve been so intrigued, even inspired, by the work coming from a “psychedelic watchdog” organization called Psymposia, and their terrific if terrifying podcast, Power Trip. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity to true kinship. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff discusses how haggling holds us all together. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶Hannah Close | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 207 Writer, researcher, and curator at Advaya Hannah Close helps to bring us from mere reciprocity …Read more
“I’ve made no secret of my skepticism about the blockchain as a solution for our economic woes. Yes, the economy is tilted, corrupt, and easily gamed — but the solution is likely social, not technological. While national, debt-based central currencies create terrible incentives, abstractions, and growth mandates, moving our transactions to a decentralized ledger maintained by wealthy hackers may not …Read more
Founder and Director of Longpath Institute and author of the upcoming book, Longpath: Becoming the Great Ancestors Our Future Needs, Ari Wallach discusses the fundamentally human need to belong, and how it will determine our collective chances for survival. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff stakes his future on the solidarity of the people over the cynicism of the elite. Stream, …Read more
Political economist and social technologist at Microsoft, and a researcher at the RadicalxChange Foundation Divya Siddarth introduces us to the Pluriverse and challenges us to consider just how many worlds are possible. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us that our happiness does not need to be tied to our aspirations. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶 Divya Siddarth | Team …Read more
Founder of Amok Books and producer of the documentary Desolation Center Stuart Swezey helps us remember what it’s like to do something for its own sake, and stop before it becomes something else. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff reminds us of the work involved in producing social media content, and the real downsides of being on 24/7. Stream, support, and …Read more
“A new world of NFT-based media may liberate us all to watch just the things we want. No more Netflix or Amazon subscription; I just buy my NFT version of a show via blockchain, straight from the creator. But it’s going to make for an almost unfathomably vast, unnavigable sea of individual offerings. It’s hard enough to find things now. …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Author of Your Money or Your Life and Blessing the Hands That Feed Us Vicki Robin Robin explains what it means to be a town cryer – and how to maintain our friendships and civil interdependence. Stream, support, and subscribe now 🎶 Vicki Robin | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 202 Author of Your Money or Your Life …Read more
Head of Education at Digital Void and cultural theorist Jamie Cohen walks us through — and hopefully to the other side — of our fascist media environment. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff argues that the culture wars on Twitter and television are not based in reality, but rhetoric. Stream, support, and subscribe now 🎶 Team Human Ep. 199: Jamie Cohen, …Read more
Playing for Team Human today, Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work without gatekeepers. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff wrestles with his decision to focus on local civics as the influence of national culture wars seep in. …Read more
President of the Center for the Study for Digital Life Mark Stahlman explains East, West, and Digital: the three spheres he believes are shaping the future of civilization, and how understanding the way they interact can help us strategize a way forward for humans. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff explains why he’s not an optimist anymore. Stream, support, and subscribe …Read more
Author and writer David Zweig helps us parse the well-meaning but sometimes inaccurate communication from our health officials about Covid-19. 🎙 In his monologue, Rushkoff remembers his late accountant, Sheldon Gordon, and how we can morally blend together our economic and social lives. Stream, support, and subscribe 🎶 David Zweig | Team Humanwww.teamhuman.fmEp. 196 Author and writer David Zweig helps …Read more
RUSirius is back, at 70! Mondo Vanilli with Blag Dahlia (of The Dwarves) has recorded “I’m Against NFTs” https://rusirius.bandcamp.com/track/im-against-nfts-mondo-vanilli-with-blag-dahlia Available for free only during R.U. Sirius 70th birthday week from Wednesday August 10 — Sunday morning August 14. …Read more
I sure hope I tweeted about my conversation last week with @elianeubalijoro and @davidejensen about how to leverage a bit of top-down support for bottom-up sustainability. https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/david-jensen-eliane-ubalijoro …Read more
The radically human @ConnerHabib on @teamhumanshow this week, talking about the particular horror movie of going to public school in America (at least for some), as well as the love and solidarity we can find afterwards. https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/216-conner-habib …Read more
Solarpunk fiction is the best antidote to apocalyptic thinking. Next on my stack: SolarPunk Detective Episode One. https://www.solarpunkstories.com/buy-our-1st-story …Read more
My friend and conversational jazz partner @PhilipRosedale, founder of Second Life and High Fidelity Labs, discusses the misguided efforts fueling Web3 and helps us retrieve the original mission for immersive social platforms. On the new @TeamHumanShow https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/philip-rosedale …Read more
Lisa Lovebucket of the Post Apocalypse School of Teesside, on the new @TeamHumanShow. Inspiring new way of understanding “prep school!” Preparing for the worst may help us avoid apocalypse altogether… https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/lisa-lovebucket …Read more
Lifelong @mets fan sad that baseball game can only be watched with a Peacock subscription. Paying for cable & MLB all access ain’t enough. So much for America’s game in a libertarian country. It was the last easy topic I had in common with many fellow Americans. …Read more
RT @buildresilience: To close out the season, @vicki_robin welcomes back fellow podcast host and good friend, @rushkoff. Their casual chat covers an array of topics, from truth-telling to social capital, and Douglas exposes the “false premise of winning at capitalism.” https://www.resilience.org/stories/2022-06-20/what-could-possibly-go-right-episode-84-doughlas-rushkoff/ …Read more
Finally! My conversation with the great @nickkroll is up on the @teamhumanshow “You know when a body dies and it lets out one last fart? I thought that’s what Trump was for older white men…It turned out to be more of a shart.” https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/nick-kroll …Read more
Join me and other longtime friends and collaborators of Genesis and Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, in a discussion that unpacks the artists’ Pandrogyne project. Brooklyn July 10. https://pioneerworks.org/programs/breyer-p-orridge-we-are-but-one-panel-discussion …Read more
RT @teamhumanshow: 🌐 What are the origins of Cyberia? @rushkoff takes a closer look at the early internet and how digital technology disrupts legacy media in a bonus 1994 interview. 🎶 Listen to a preview: https://play.acast.com/s/58ad887a1608b1752663b04a/629fc9da8267a20012e724ac …Read more
I’m happy for technology to be more “humane,” but not if that means disguising entirely inhumane algorithmic manipulation in more pleasant forms. https://medium.com/@rushkoff/dont-hide-the-tech-55270ec29f68 …Read more
We just licensed the audio rights to my upcoming book Survival of the Richest to the wonderful RecordedBooks. And thankfully, they’re having me read. Can’t wait to ‘perform’ this one; it’s got some arch storytelling. https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest/about-the-book/description …Read more
Without acknowledgment of the social and technological construction that comprises movies, the Oscars become reality TV. The actors aren’t playing characters, the *are* the characters on ‘reality’ TV. They get as violent as Mob Wives. Media for fascism. https://link.medium.com/40uVWXSqDqb …Read more
RT @Jon_Gluck: .@rushkoff: “I’m happy for technology to be more ‘humane,’ but not if that means disguising entirely inhumane algorithmic manipulation in more pleasant forms.” https://rushkoff.medium.com/dont-hide-the-tech-55270ec29f68 …Read more
There are many of us waking up to the ways networking has been redefined by those who want us to purchase our knowledge and experiences rather than simply share them. We are not the users of their network. We are the network. https://medium.com/one-zero/the-internet-is-us-bea56ae39443 …Read more
We adults may have lost the ability to tell our kids that our adult lives are better than their tortured adolescence. But by respecting the example they are setting, we can strive to be more like them, ourselves. https://medium.com/@rushkoff/it-doesnt-get-better-156f3ed184a2 …Read more
Can we consider technology a form of nature? Should we? Sue Thomas on “Technobiophilia” on the new @TeamHumanShow https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/sue-thomas …Read more
I just saw that I’m in this DW documentary about “Burnout.” I learned something, even from myself. Weird how that happens. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q98aCklzCBE …Read more
The coming crypto crash may take down more than the tokens, but this is actually good for the blockchain. https://medium.com/@rushkoff/what-your-assets-at-coinbase-are-not-safe-3ad20708a888 …Read more
RT @teamhumanshow: We always knew but now we know. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Tune in for a special announcement from @rushkoff about his new book, Survival of the Richest. Available September 6, 2022. https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/special-announcement-survival-of-the-richest …Read more
RT @rushkoff: It’s time to restore the set and setting around psychedelics before they become yet another tool for domination and control. What happened to the net could happen these powerful technologies, as well. New @TeamHumanShow with the founders of @psymposia https://www.teamhuman.fm/episodes/david-nickles-nese-devenot …Read more
RT @rushkoff: My new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, is available for pre-order! We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Here’s a thread about the Silicon Valley mindset the book explores. https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest …Read more
My new book Survival of the Richest: Escape Fantasies of the Tech Billionaires, is available for pre-order! We always knew but now we *know*. The tech elite mean to leave us all behind. Here’s a thread about the Silicon Valley mindset the book explores. https://wwnorton.com/books/survival-of-the-richest …Read more
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