Humanity now has an official team, and it has recruited Slow Media. I’m excited to be joining Team Human to talk with media theorist, documentarian and Renaissance man Douglas Rushkoff about how to amplify human connection in a digital age.
At a Team Human Live event in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 22, I shared ideas about Slow Media: Why Slow is Satisfying, Sustainable and Smart with Rushkoff and co-panelist Blaed Spence. Spence is an alum of the Apple Multimedia Lab and founding partner of Wired magazine who is working to dismantle the patriarchy and predatory capitalism from within the belly of the beast.
Rushkoff, who was named one of the world’s 10 most influential thinkers by MIT, wants our society to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect.
He’s a great example of a Post-Luddite: someone who understands media technology but knows it’s not living up to its promise. And he’s doing something about it. In this Ted talk, Rushkoff talks about why he started Team Human.
You can listen to the Team Human podcast about Slow Media in the Team Human archives along with 100+ shows featuring conversations with public intellectuals and activists like Eli Pariser, Micah White, George Monbiot, Howard Rheingold, Richard Maxwell, Fred Turner, and danah boyd.