SPOS #656 – Team Human With Douglas Rushkoff

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Welcome to episode #656 of Six Pixels of Separation

Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #656 – Host: Mitch Joel. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when I get to speak media theorist, Douglas Rushkoff. He is – without a doubt – one of the smartest humans beings on this earth that I get to call a friend. Douglas is back with one of his most compelling pieces of work. It’s not (really) about the media… it’s about us. It’s about our need to find “find the others” and figure out how we – as a team – are going to work in this ever-technological world. Humans feel more isolated and repressed than ever before, and it’s going to take teamwork to pull this all together if we don’t want to lose out to automation, robotics and algorithms. That’s his new book, Team Human. Named one of the world’s ten most influential intellectuals by MIT, Douglas Rushkoff is an award-winning author, broadcaster, and documentarian who studies human autonomy in the digital age. He hosts the popular Team Human podcast, Rushkoff has written twenty books, including the bestsellers Present Shock and Program or Be Programmed, plus he’s a regular writer for CNN, Daily Beast, and The Guardian. He is also the person who made the PBS Frontline documentaries Generation Like and The Merchants of Cool. Douglas coined such concepts as “viral media” and “social currency,” and has been a leading voice for applying digital media toward social and economic justice. He is 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. I’m up for the challenge of building team human… are you? Enjoy the conversation…

Download the Podcast here: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #656 – Host: Mitch Joel.