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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 May 20

Safer than the real world, where we are judged and our actions have consequences, virtual social spaces were assumed to encourage experimentation, role-playing, and unlikely relationships. Luckily for those depending on our alienation for profits, digital media doesn’t really connect people that well, even when it’s designed to do so. We cannot truly relate to other people online — at least not in a way that the body and brain recognize as real. As neuroscientists have now established, human beings require input from organic, three-dimensional space in order to establish trusting relationships or maintain peace of mind. We remember things …

Team Human Serialization #35: Digital Media Still Isn’t Very Good at Connecting People Read More »

Safer than the real world, where we are judged and our actions have consequences, virtual social spaces were assumed to encourage experimentation, role-playing, and unlikely relationships. Luckily for those depending on our alienation for profits, digital media doesn’t really connect people that well, even when it’s designed to do so. We cannot truly relate to other people online — at …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 20

Living in a digitally enforced attention economy means being subjected to a constant assault of automated manipulation. Persuasive technology, as it’s now called, is a design philosophy taught and developed at some of America’s leading universities and then implemented on platforms from e-commerce sites and social networks to smartphones and fitness wristbands. The goal is to generate “behavioral change” and “habit formation,” most often without the user’s knowledge or consent. Behavioral design theory holds that people don’t change their behaviors because of shifts in their attitudes and opinions. On the contrary, people change their attitudes to match their behaviors. In …

Team Human Serialization #33: How Addictive Tech Exploits Our Evolutionary Needs Read More »

Living in a digitally enforced attention economy means being subjected to a constant assault of automated manipulation. Persuasive technology, as it’s now called, is a design philosophy taught and developed at some of America’s leading universities and then implemented on platforms from e-commerce sites and social networks to smartphones and fitness wristbands. The goal is to generate “behavioral change” and …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 20

The problem with media revolutions is that we too easily lose sight of what it is that’s truly revolutionary. By focusing on the shiny new toys and ignoring the human empowerment potentiated by these new media — the political and social capabilities they are retrieving — we end up surrendering them to the powers that be. Then we and our new inventions become mere instruments for some other agenda. Social phenomena of all sorts undergo this process of hollowing. When punk rockers reduce their understanding of their movement to the right to wear Mohawks or pierce their faces, it’s easy …

Team Human Serialization #32: The Internet Used to Make Us Smarter. Now, Not So Much Read More »

The problem with media revolutions is that we too easily lose sight of what it is that’s truly revolutionary. By focusing on the shiny new toys and ignoring the human empowerment potentiated by these new media — the political and social capabilities they are retrieving — we end up surrendering them to the powers that be. Then we and our …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 20

Playing for Team Human today, activist and a Founder of the Yellow Vest Movement, Priscillia Ludosky Ludosky will be showing us how a movement uniting the agendas of the people transcends the sensibilities of both the left and the right. You can support the Team Human podcast on Patreon and subscribe to the Team Human podcast on your favorite podcast platform. The post Team Human ep. 154 Priscillia Ludosky “Occupying Reality” appeared first on Rushkoff.

Playing for Team Human today, activist and a Founder of the Yellow Vest Movement, Priscillia Ludosky Ludosky will be showing us how a movement uniting the agendas of the people transcends the sensibilities of both the left and the right. You can support the Team Human podcast on Patreon and subscribe to the Team Human podcast on your favorite podcast platform. The …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 4 May 20

Playing for Team Human today, Associate Director at the Polarization Extremism and Radical Innovation Lab at American University, Brian Hughes. Hughes shares with us the underlying drive fueling so much of today’s more violent extremism along with how we can mitigate some of its impact. You can support the Team Human podcast on Patreon and subscribe to the Team Human podcast on your favorite podcast platform. The post Team Human ep. 153 Brian Hughes “The Undercurrent of Extremism” appeared first on Rushkoff.

Playing for Team Human today, Associate Director at the Polarization Extremism and Radical Innovation Lab at American University, Brian Hughes. Hughes shares with us the underlying drive fueling so much of today’s more violent extremism along with how we can mitigate some of its impact. You can support the Team Human podcast on Patreon and subscribe to the Team Human podcast on …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Apr 20

Everyone wants to know when we’re going to get the economy started up again, and just how many lives we’re willing to surrender before we do. We’ve all been made to understand the dilemma: The sooner we “open up” American and get back to our jobs, the more likely we spread Covid-19, further overwhelming hospitals and killing more people. Yet the longer we wait, the more people will suffer and die in other ways. I think this is a false choice. Yes, it may be true that every 1% rise in unemployment leads to a corresponding 1% rise in suicides. …

Restoring the Economy Is The Last Thing We Should Want Read More »

Everyone wants to know when we’re going to get the economy started up again, and just how many lives we’re willing to surrender before we do. We’ve all been made to understand the dilemma: The sooner we “open up” American and get back to our jobs, the more likely we spread Covid-19, further overwhelming hospitals and killing more people. Yet …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 17 Apr 20

We were naive to think that digital technology would be intrinsically and inevitably more empowering than any medium that came before it. Yes, digital networks are more directionless and decentralized than their broadcast predecessors. They allow messages to flow from the bottom up, or the outside in. But, like all media, if they’re not consciously seized by the people seeking empowerment, they’ll be seized by someone or something else. Whoever controls media controls society. Read more: https://medium.com/team-human/we-were-naive-to-think-digital-media-would-be-democratic-d989b8daf4c7 The post Team Human Serialization #31: We Were Naive To Think Digital Media Would Be Democratic appeared first on Rushkoff.

We were naive to think that digital technology would be intrinsically and inevitably more empowering than any medium that came before it. Yes, digital networks are more directionless and decentralized than their broadcast predecessors. They allow messages to flow from the bottom up, or the outside in. But, like all media, if they’re not consciously seized by the people seeking …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 29 Sep 15

We are proud to announce the launch of “our WebPlex.” This is the last time we are posting to this site. From now on you will find us here. As you know this has been a major project of the Center for quite sometime and we are beyond delighted to finally share our web cathedral […]

We are proud to announce the launch of “our WebPlex.” This is the last time we are posting to this site. From now on you will find us here. As you know this has been a major project of the Center for quite sometime and we are beyond delighted to finally share our web cathedral […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 22 Sep 15

Ken Wilber, Integral Theory, and The End of The World as We Know It by Dr. Zachary Stein These are some reflections on the work of Ken Wilber. I’ve been studying his writings for almost half my life. We’ve met a couple times (that is Ken, Rollie, and me pictured), talked at some length on […]

Ken Wilber, Integral Theory, and The End of The World as We Know It by Dr. Zachary Stein These are some reflections on the work of Ken Wilber. I’ve been studying his writings for almost half my life. We’ve met a couple times (that is Ken, Rollie, and me pictured), talked at some length on […]


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Sep 15

By Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D. The word “psychology” was coined in the 16th century from the modern Latin psychologia which in turn is taken from the Greek psykhe meaning “breath, spirit, soul.” If these words signified similar things to the 16th century Greeks as they do to us you’d never know it. To sign up as […]

By Elliott Ingersoll, Ph.D. The word “psychology” was coined in the 16th century from the modern Latin psychologia which in turn is taken from the Greek psykhe meaning “breath, spirit, soul.” If these words signified similar things to the 16th century Greeks as they do to us you’d never know it. To sign up as […]


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