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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 22

The Institute is now hiring for a newly created executive position in our growing organization: Communications Director. The primary focus of this remote position is to “spread the word” in mainstream media, in social media, and online in general. While the position requires good writing skills, the majority of our organization’s core communications will be written by the think tank’s principals. Job candidates should have a marketing and promotion orientation, with a solid track record of getting results through charming persistence and multi-platform media coordination. Our ideal candidate will have experience promoting, publicizing and marketing complex ideas to mainstream audiences. …

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The Institute is now hiring for a newly created executive position in our growing organization: Communications Director. The primary focus of this remote position is to “spread the word” in mainstream media, in social media, and online in general. While the position requires good writing skills, the majority of our organization’s core communications will be written by the think tank’s …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 22

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, but from then on the telephone influenced how we communicated, conducted business, and conceived of the world. We also invented the automobile, but then rebuilt our cities around automotive travel and our geopolitics around fossil fuels. Read more from, Program or Be Programmed, on Medium.   The post Program or Be Programmed appeared first on Rushkoff.

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, but from then on the telephone influenced how we communicated, conducted business, and conceived of the world. We also invented the automobile, but then rebuilt our cities around automotive travel …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 20 Apr 22

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 a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Fabric of Society, on Medium. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 207: Hannah Close appeared first on Rushkoff.

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 a written version of Rushkoff’s monologue, The Fabric of Society, on Medium. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 207: Hannah Close appeared first on Rushkoff.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Apr 22

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 pranksters such as Paul Krassner, Abbie Hoffman, or Robert Anton Wilson and the Discordians that I always admired. That tradition has been carried on well to this day by fabulous media activists including my friends with the YesMen, Adbusters, Ubermorgen, and the Birds aren’t Real movement (who contend that the CIA has replaced all real birds with spy drones). Read more from, Beyond Pranks, Satire, and Sensemaking, on Medium.   The post …

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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 pranksters such as Paul Krassner, Abbie Hoffman, or Robert Anton Wilson and the Discordians that I always admired. That tradition has been carried on well to this day by fabulous …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 Apr 22

We’re pleased to announce that our organization’s headquarters website at www.culturalevolution.org has evolved. Please check out our completely rebuilt site. In addition to a fresh look and feel, the new website showcases the innovative programs, activities, and ideas the Institute has developed since its founding in 2013. Highlights include our many published articles and op-eds, our platform of policy recommendations, and a multi-level description of our developmental approach to politics. Also featured are our tests and exercises, as well as details on our board, staff, and fellows. Taken as a whole, the new Institute for Cultural Evolution headquarters website provides …

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We’re pleased to announce that our organization’s headquarters website at www.culturalevolution.org has evolved. Please check out our completely rebuilt site. In addition to a fresh look and feel, the new website showcases the innovative programs, activities, and ideas the Institute has developed since its founding in 2013. Highlights include our many published articles and op-eds, our platform of policy recommendations, …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 10 Apr 22

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 truly be any better. And most people know this, deep down. Read more from, Yearning for Proof, on Medium. The post Yearning for Proof appeared first on Rushkoff.

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 …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 6 Apr 22

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 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. You can read Rushkoff’s monologue, Open Up: The Refugees are Coming, on Medium. Click here to stream Team Human. The post Team Human ep. 206: Ari Wallach appeared first on Rushkoff.

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 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. You can read …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 2 Mar 22

With the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) being released, it’s important to revisit the climate scenarios that are its centerpiece. These scenarios form the basis of the climate science community’s modeling and projections, which in turn affects governance and investment decisions across the world. Trillions of dollars and the policymaking of the entire planet thus ride upon these climate scenarios, and so the cost of getting things wrong is extremely high. Scenarios past and present The previous generation of climate scenarios published in the Fifth Assessment Report in 2014 were known as …

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With the Sixth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) being released, it’s important to revisit the climate scenarios that are its centerpiece. These scenarios form the basis of the climate science community’s modeling and projections, which in turn affects governance and investment decisions across the world. Trillions of dollars and the policymaking of the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 23 Feb 22

  When people figure out how to do something that previously only nature had done, this new technology can completely transform the possibility space for a sector while making old ways of doing things obsolete – and all in a surprisingly short period of time. While the time can be very long between when an idea is first dreamt up and when its first practical demonstration appears, the time between the first practical demonstration and the idea becoming  commonplace can be quite abrupt.   Flight – from mythology to reality Cave paintings suggest that human beings have long imagined being …

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  When people figure out how to do something that previously only nature had done, this new technology can completely transform the possibility space for a sector while making old ways of doing things obsolete – and all in a surprisingly short period of time. While the time can be very long between when an idea is first dreamt up …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Feb 22

  Last year, the folks at Our World in Data published an article and some graphics about how human diets affect land use. The conclusion, as you can see on their chart below, is that if everyone in the world ate a vegan diet – one without any animal products at all – global agricultural land use would decrease by 75%.     Examining land use makes it clear how inefficient consuming animals really is; the carnivore’s footprint is huge compared to the vegan’s. Our World in Data suggests that globally about 1/3rd of forests and 2/3rds of grasslands and …

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  Last year, the folks at Our World in Data published an article and some graphics about how human diets affect land use. The conclusion, as you can see on their chart below, is that if everyone in the world ate a vegan diet – one without any animal products at all – global agricultural land use would decrease by …

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